You want to be your own boss and start running your own business. Franchising offers you the opportunity to realise this dream while minimising the inherent risk of opening your own business. By providing you a blue-print of a tried and tested business model you will greatly increase your chances for success.
‘Franchising works by combining the drive and energy of the entrepreneur with the experience and expertise of the franchisor.’
"The fact that the company is built around such a unique and fun product clinched it for us. JumpingCLAY is not like any job we've had before, it’s fun, rewarding and the creations are only limited to kids imagination.
I can honestly say I have not looked back and gain so much satisfaction from my chosen career especially when my own children can sit down with me and start creating!
Would I recommend JumpingCLAY as a franchise? Definitely!"
Pauline Walsh, JumpingCLAY Magherafelt
"Having previously run small craft businesses and taught a number of craft related subjects I had been looking to open my own business for a while. I had looked at other franchises (if a little half heartedly) before coming across JumpingCLAY and after researching the JumpingCLAY franchise and visiting the Head Office in Belfast I felt it brought all my skills together and started my Academy in March 2015. My first year has been really good and I’m looking forward to the next 12 months.
Having just expanded into a larger unit the next step is to recruit staff. This will enable me to spend more time contacting schools and other groups to generate further business and to attend events and fairs to ensure the brand is visible in the area. "
Janine Starr, JumpingCLAY South Bristol
"When a work colleague told me about a birthday party her daughter had attended at JumpingCLAY Stranmillis, I was intrigued – I arranged a meeting at the Academy and I knew immediately that this was a company I wanted to be involved with!
The product speaks for itself as it is totally unique but the emphasis on education and the fun, simple teaching methods really impressed me. The fact that JumpingCLAY is not limited to any age group or ability means the business opportunities are endless."
Tanya Trimble, JumpingCLAY Enniskillen
"Myself and my sister in law were looking for something to invest in. We knew we wanted to work with children and something different. After searching the internet I came across JumpingCLAY the logo caught my eye immediately. After reading further I knew it was for us. I showed my sister in law Stephanie, straight away we sent an email to head office and got a pack sent through the post which contained a couple of samples, we made a dragon fly and fell in love with JumpingCLAY. We then made arrangements to go over to Belfast for the day to see the academy and talk face to face. We then decided this was what we were looking for."
Jodie Robinson & Stephanie Whitaker, JumpingCLAY Halifax
"I initially trained as an instructor and worked within a franchise area, this not only helped me to understand the operations of jumping clay but gave me an insight into how it worked as a business and enabled me the confidence to take on a franchise. Three years later, I now run the franchise area with my partner as the business quickly became demanding and needed much time and planning as well as developing and teaching, and is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable decisions I have made."
Lee Beckett, JumpingCLAY Lisburn