Jo Jingles Franchise

Rock and Roll… and Jingles too for Andreas Alkiviades!

10th June 2016

Andreas Alkiviades set up his initial Jo Jingles franchise in 2008 and after going from strength to strength he now runs classes in the Grantham and Stamford areas.

Fed up that time spent commuting to his job in a bank meant less time to spend with his daughter, Andreas Alkiviades decided with his recruitment consultant wife that one of them needed to change career to create a better family life.

Jo Jingles - Andreas AlkiviadesSo when Andreas became the primary carer he started to look for activities he could do with his daughter and in discovering Jo Jingles what started as an activity soon became a possible new career.

Andreas says:
"Jo Jingles franchising was an obvious choice.  Because singing comes naturally to me and I love working with children."

Andreas’s talent for singing is not some idle boast as in his earlier life as the son of a professional footballer, he had gained a degree in England and then returned home to Cyprus to release a record as a solo artist that went gold. He lived a rock and roll lifestyle, playing gigs, doing TV interviews and all that being an active popstar entails.

Setting up his initial franchise in July 2008 in the Windsor area his banking background helped him start the business as he was familiar with business plans and was able to raise a bank loan to fund the new venture.

In his first year he turned over £15,000 as he established the business and marketed the classes and quickly rose to £40,000 in his second year. He says:
"It’s hard work but I love it as I get to see my children more."

Business continued to grow and by the end of his fifth year he was achieving turnover of at least £55,000 eventually selling his business to his then class teacher for nearly 3 times the amount he initially bought it to move north with his family.

In the Spring of 2014 Andreas took on the Jo Jingles franchise in the Grantham and Stamford areas and again is building the business from strength to strength.

He is aware of his novelty value as currently the only male franchisee and class teacher in the Jo Jingles family and says:
"Being a man does perhaps give me a slight advantage as most of the customers are women and little boys do like to be taught by a man for a change. It is for this reason that I think that many of the nurseries that I contacted want to work with me!"

Andreas’s dynamism is a perfect match for the Jo Jingles concept and with his starry background it is perhaps no surprise that he was a winner of the Jo Jingles Newcomer of the Year 2010 award, and in 2011 he won the Outstanding Business Management Award giving him another trophy for his cabinet!

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Franchise Information

BFA Membership Status
UK Years Established
20 years
Current UK Coverage
Franchisee Support Staff
Personal Investment Req.
£3,500 approx
Total Startup Cost
£7,500 approx
Home-based business location Home-based business location
Business to consumer services Business to consumer services
Franchisee operates individually Franchisee operates individually

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Proven and successful business model

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As a franchisee I know that I have constant support and backing from our Head Office. We have a wealth of excellent music and material to introduce into our classes, which keeps me and my class leaders on our toes and 13 years on I can’t imagine life without Jo Jingles!

Val Chandler, Beaconsfield

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