Founder and Director
Hello 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 and 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 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 who offered to create my website and app for an amazing price. In August 2016 Club Hub UK went live on the App Store, Google Play and on the Web.
It now receives over 80,000 views every month and has over 22,000 Kids Clubs and Activities registered.
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.
Administrator and Marketing Consultant
My name is Suzanna and I am a freelance Marketing Consultant and Administrator working for Club Hub UK.
I have a degree in English literature and after graduating decided to branch in to marketing. I have worked in the telecoms industry, a marketing consultancy and my last job before having children I worked in the marketing department for an Autism Charity.
I now have three children: 2 girls and a little boy. I first came across Club Hub UK when searching for 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 providers.
This is my third year working for Club Hub and find Tessa (the owner) an absolute delight to work with. She is passionate about the directory and just such a lovely person. I truly love working for Club Hub as it gives me so much flexibility to earn money whilst being a full time mummy to my young children.
Chris has been a developer for over half his life, building solutions for companies of all sizes, from start-ups through to various household names. He’s run various children’s clubs in his spare-time for over 15 years, from martial arts through to STEM clubs and in 2016 founded his own award-winning children’s education centre.
Dorset Tech are a full-service agency building websites, apps and delivering great marketing campaigns! They donate their profits back to the community through some super projects including their own STEM education centre.