A business based in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford Ireland has announced its plans to expand its franchise across Ireland and into the UK market.
Nutty Scientists was launched in February by David Hayes and Alan Maher and such is the quick rate of expansion of the company and the interest in the business that the two have already signed agreements to award franchises in Kerry, Cork and Limerick.
Nutty Scientists is an internationally renowned children’s enrichment franchise which currently operates in over 50 countries worldwide and incorporates STEM Education for all those Junior Einsteins, Nutty Professors, and young designer minds alike.
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It’s the leading provider of interactive programmes for children related to science, technology, engineering and arts, and mathematics (STEM) learning along with Summer Camps, Kids Science Club, In-school Workshops and Kids Parties
In the wake of the national interest in their business, Mr Hayes and Mr Maher are now looking to expand into the lucrative UK market.
‘We have the potential to create a lot of full time and part time jobs across the country,’ said Mr Hayes.
People who wish to become a Nutty Scientist franchisee pay a once-off licence fee which is calculated based on the size of the territory in which they wish to operate.
Upon signing up franchisees become part of a world leading international brand with a support team helping them to establish their business.
‘It is a proven, successful business formula that has achieved phenomenal success across the globe,’ said Mr Hayes.
Franchisees in successful businesses enjoy high-profit margins and low fixed overheads.
‘We’re looking for people who understand the world of business, who have a background in education, science, the arts or a combination of them all,’ said Mr Hayes.
‘We go through an approval process that helps us determine if [a person] is the right franchisee and if Nutty Scientists is the right franchise for [them],’ he added.
The Nutty Scientists business model has been running since 1996 and while there are other companies in Ireland using STEM education to engage children and teach them various skills Mr Hayes said: ‘Nobody in Ireland or the UK can offer what we have.’
Through Nutty Scientists children learn in an imaginative and stimulating way and according to Mr Hayes and Mr Maher the programme provides ‘edutainment’ [mixing education and entertainment] to engage children.
Franchisees can avail of a number of potential revenue streams derived from mobile or lab based activities including holiday camps; after-school classes, in-school workshops, pre-school programmes, shows, parties and a wide range of awareness programmes., workshops and seminars.
The programmes are primarily aimed at children aged between 3 and 16.
However, Nutty Scientists also provide a range of services to the corporate sector including team building and family days, brand activation and product launches.