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Tessa Robinson – Founder and Director

things to do with kidsHello, my name is Tessa Robinson. I graduated from Kent Stage Academy of Performing Arts in 2013 where I studied Musical Theatre for two years. Having gained a lot of experience appearing in short films, feature films, commercials, pantomimes, and Theatre in Education tours I decided to create “Tessa’s Jazz Hands”. As I wanted to start up a project that I felt passionate about. At the time I found it really difficult to advertise my kids club to the local community. All my pupils were coming through word of mouth. I didn’t have the money to spend on advertising in local magazines which is where my idea for Club Hub came about. What if there was a directory where parents could input their location, child’s age, and interest, and a list of results for children’s activities and things to do with kids would come up in mile order?

In 2016 I decided to enter Ideas Britain’s #InSport Competition (a dragon’s den style app) where I took second place. I was able to develop my idea with their mentors and start to create a website and social media pages which is when Dorset Tech got in touch. They offered to create my website and app for an amazing price. In August 2016 Club Hub the UK went live on the App Store, Google Play, and on the Web.

More about Tessa Robinson

It now receives over 200,000 views every month and has thousands of Kids Clubs, baby classes, and Children’s Activities registered offering toddler activities, indoor activities for kids, gymnastics classes, things to do with kids, indoor play areas, and kids activity boxes available to order online. So if you’re searching for “kids activities near me or baby classes” then our resources can help.

I have won numerous awards including the #SBS Award with Theo Paphitis. The #Queenof Award with The Royal Connection. The #WOW Award with Jacqueline Gold and the #SmartSocial Award with MarketMe. I have also been a finalist in the Best Business Woman Awards and been a Judge for the Wales Children’s Activities and Services Awards.

Suzanna White – Social Media Manager and Marketing Assistant

My name is Suzanna and I am a freelance Marketing Consultant and Administrator working for Club Hub UK the children’s activities directory. I have a degree in English literature and after graduating decided to branch into marketing. I have worked in the telecoms industry, the environmental industry, I have worked for a marketing consultancy, and I have also worked in the marketing department for an Autism Charity.

I have three children: 2 girls and a little boy. I first came across Club Hub UK when searching for children’s activities for my eldest girl. I was so amazed to find baby classes around me that I didn’t even know existed! I then set up my own local musical baby class called Rhyme & Sign. I always had full classes and so many parents found me through Club Hub. It is such an amazing marketing tool for Club activity and kids activities providers.

This is my 5th year working for Club Hub. Tessa, the director of Club Hub is an absolute delight to work with. She is passionate about the directory and is just such a lovely person. I truly love working for Club Hub as it gives me so much flexibility to earn money whilst still being at home with my youngest boy. Club Hub allows you to easily find baby, toddler, children and even teen classes, events, and online classes close to where you live… It really is a fantastic company to work for.


Emma Hewitt – Event Manager

I have been working for Club Hub as a freelance marketing and event manager since September 2019. I first discovered Club Hub when I started my own franchise business in 2016. I love working in this sector, supporting so many inspiring activity providers and helping parents to find classes and clubs for their kids.

My working background has been mainly in universities, I have had a range of roles, but spent most of my career in international student recruitment. Also, I managed marketing campaigns, organized and represented the universities at recruitment fairs, led student counseling sessions, and managed a number of scholarship schemes.

I have a master’s degree in Education and a professional diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Previous to working in higher education, I worked in school libraries and many moons ago I ran a small dance school. So, my role at Club Hub sort of brings it all together!


Rebecca Manning – Marketing Assistant

I’m Rebecca and I have been working as a freelance Administrator for Club Hub, the UK’s children’s activities directory, since May 2021. I first discovered Club Hub in 2019 and was selected after applying to become a Club Hub Brand Rep in June 2020.

I have 3 children, 2 of whom have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Since having my children I have been involved primarily in voluntary roles including supporting and leading stay and play groups; PTA at my children’s school; breast feeding support and baby wearing peer supporter; brand rep for a local independent children’s store; kids clubs and activities at our Church; NHS volunteer responder; and a St John’s Ambulance Volunteer Vaccinator.

Prior to having my children, I began my career working in Before and After School Clubs whilst studying to become an Early Years Practitioner. I then moved on to Day Nurseries working my way up to management before transferring into learning and behaviour support within a school setting. I went on to study a Paediatric Nursing Degree in Birmingham and worked at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Working for Club Hub brings my working and family life together and I can utilise skills and knowledge gained from various aspects of all of my experiences!


Kelly Johnson – Social Media and Marketing Assistant

Hi all. My name is Kelly and I work for Club Hub UK as a Freelance Social Media Manager. I have been a huge supporter of ClubHub UK since they first started and it was often my go-to place to find great clubs to attend with my two girls when they were little. Fast forward 6 years and my two are now 6 and 9 and instead of being a stay at home Mum, I am now a Freelance Social Media Manager looking after a number of companies alongside being a writer and Press Reviewer, running Small House Big Trips, a Midlands Based Days Out review site. Looking at restaurants and fun things for families to do – many of which I find out about via Club Hub. I love to run Small House Big Trips socials for local mums in the Midlands. Giving mum’s a chance to make new friends.

I started working for Club Hub in May 2022 and am thoroughly enjoying it. Tessa is an absolute pleasure to work for. Allowing me the flexibility to do work when I can and encouraging me to do less during school holidays and bank holidays. You don’t find many bosses like that!


Ella Harding – Graphic Designer

kids activities, things to do with kidsElla is a Graphic Designer and illustrator based in London. She studied Fine Art at the University of Oxford Brookes and made a natural progression into graphic design. Moreover, She is a talented all-rounder and produces a high standard of design and creative solutions that are driven by bold, creative thinking across a broad spectrum of print and digital outputs. She has experience producing high-quality deliverables including illustrations, logos, posters, leaflets, magazines, brand identity, web design, merchandise design, PowerPoint presentations, animations, and much more. Ella has been working with Club Hub since the very start, designing the logo when it all began. In the end, She is truly passionate about telling a business’s story through design and has since continued working with Tessa on developing and bringing to life Club Hub’s brand identity by creating beautiful, relevant designs.


Chris Ryu – Website and App Developer

Kids Activities Near Me, Children & Things to do with kidsChris has been a developer for over half his life, building solutions for companies of all sizes, from start-ups to various household names. He’s run various children’s clubs in his spare time for over 15 years, from martial arts to STEM clubs. In 2016 founded his own award-winning children’s education center.

Chris has helped Club Hub become the UK’s number 1 resource when you need to find indoor activities for kids, baby classes,  toddler activities, events, gymnastics classes, kids activities, activity boxes for kids, and indoor play areas.

Dorset Tech is a full-service agency building websites, and apps and delivering great marketing campaigns! They donate their profits back to the community through some super projects including their own STEM education center.

www. dorset.tech/web-design-services/

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