Great conference in the Savoy in Limerick yesterday. Seeing everybody in one room, demonstrating various aspects of their shows, was a great reminder that we have Ireland’s largest and best team of children’s entertainers. We launched new shows, agreed on new improvements, opened new markets and as ever had great fun along the way.
Not one, but two new franchisees have joined us in January! Steve Croke in Kilkenny and David Forsyth in Westmeath. The two guy are fantastic and a great addition to Ireland’s number one children’s entertainment company.
Steve Croke - Kilkenny
Steve will also take in a bit of Tipperary including Clonmel and David will take in a bit of SE Galway including Loughrea.
David Forsyth - Westmeath
In addition, party bookings have gone mad, with literally hundreds of enquiries coming in from all over the country. Long may it continue!
We are delighted to introduce out two latest Franchisees. Frances Sexton, who lives in Shannon, will become the Kids Party Club franchisee for Clare and Noel Lynch, who lives in south Wexford, will take on the Franchise for south Wexford and Waterford. The two of them are absolutely brilliant and a fantastic addition to our expanding family.
Should get a nice bit of coverage on At Your Service tonight on RTE 1. James is the ‘expert’ advising the hotel on how to attract conference business and we are the company who turn up to hold a conference there. Nothing like keeping it in the family!!
Fame is finally only a matter of months away. The inaugural KPC conference took place last weekend in a wonderful venue called Roundwood House about 3 miles outside Mountrath. We were there because the hotel was being featured on the RTE program, At Your Service. Our own James Sexton was acting as a consultant/expert on the program, advising Paddy & Hannah, the hotel owners how they could attract corporate events to the hotel. The show is essentially a ‘before and after’ affair and in the second half of the program, the hotel deal with holding a conference for the first time. That’s where we came in. More than happy to act as conference guinea pigs, we decided to hold our conference there.
Things couldn’t have gone better. We had a very productive conference and enjoyed the living daylights out of ourselves under the generous hospitality of Paddy and Hannah. The filming went on all day and we would be hopeful of a nice bit of exposure when the program airs in September.
I really need to get into the blog habit - not there yet I’m afraid. Anyway, here’s a bit of an update on events at the Kids Party Club.
We are completely delighted to welcome two new franchisees to the family. Sean Galligan in Cavan and Monaghan and Treasa Guerin in Kerry.
The latest members of the Kids Party Club family Treasa & Sean
They are here in HQ right now as I write this. Two lovely ‘ordinary’ (in the very best sense of the word) people moving out of their comfort zone and taking their first tentative steps in the world of childrens entertainment and education. Very brave and very cool if you ask me.
My hat is most definately off to all of our Franchisees. These people were dentists, warehouse workers, farmers, publishers, shop assistants and all manner of things before owning their own Kids Party Club business. Now they are Puppetteers, Magicians and DJ’s working for themselves and taking some control of their destiny in these uncertain times.