I’m Anne-Marie Martin and I’m the franchisor of diddi dance. I’ve been involved in franchising for 10 years now and currently have 42 franchisees across the UK within the diddi dance network. I trained as a professional dancer and teacher before launching a preschool dance business in 2003. After its success locally I decided to franchise the concept in 2006.
I’ve been running the London regional meetings now for over a year welcoming many members and non-members to our sessions. This makes for a very diverse and interesting setting where service providers, franchisors, franchisees and those thinking of buying into a franchise network or franchising their own business can gain valuable advice, guidance and best practice tips.
I always aim to run very open and honest meetings in a warm and friendly setting focusing on many different topics from the latest NatWest survey results and franchisees feedback surveys to social media discussions and open forum round tables. We’ve had many guest speakers from all areas of franchising and look forward to many more in the future. Being part of an organisation that is so supportive and encouraging means members can gain vital advice from people who have years of experience.