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Club Hub Award Finalists 2022

Published on 2nd March 2022 by Tessa Robinson

The Club Hub Award Finalists 2022 were announced on 1 March on the Club Hub Facebook Page. We had nearly 350 applications this year from 140 Club Hub members across 14 categories. Each Judge was allocated 4 to 5 categories to score. As a result, we had 2 judges per category scoring each application. The judges’ scores were combined and the top scores were selected as Finalists. 

There were 5 finalists per category with 6 finalists for Franchisee of the year. This is because 3 people got exactly the same score from the judges. The standard of applications was very high and represented a diverse range of kids activities, clubs and related businesses. Please take a look at the amazing 71 finalists below and our 2022 sponsors. 

Club Hub Award Finalists 2022

 


Family Business of the Year Award – Club Hub Award Finalists 2022

Family Business of the Year (2 or more members from the same family running the business).

Sponsored By Tumble Tots

Tumble Tots is the ULTIMATE weekly parent and child activity class that develops kids physical, cognitive, and social skills and is also the Family Business of the Year (2 or more members from the same family running the business).

And The Finalists are:

  • Ellie Baker and Mel Thomas – BilinguaSing
  • Alex Burnside and Charlie Day – Phonics with Robot Reg
  • Ross Adams and Philip Crusham – Small Screen Talent
  • Carly Eagles and Nick Eagles – Sports 4 Tots
  • Monika Johnson and Phil Pearson – Super Sparkle

Biggest Growth of the Year Award – Club Hub Award Finalists 2022

Biggest Growth of the Year (Someone who has increased their number of bookings hugely or has shown they have made huge growth in their business in the last year).

Sponsored by FranScape

FranScape uses cutting edge technology to prepare your business for the digital revolution without the big investment. They use amazing tech to digitally transform your business off the shelf. Please go to our partners section on our club hub membership page where you can book a demo. 

And the Finalists are:

  • Ellie Baker – BilinguaSing
  • Corinna Bordoli and Léa Henry – CocoRio
  • Mark Molloy – Soccer Stars Academy Franchise Ltd
  • Rachael Hurton – Synergy Dance Ltd & Synergy Dance Outreach
  • Cate Blackmore – WestWay School of Performing Arts

Non-Profit Business of the Year – Club Hub Award Finalists 2022

Non-Profit Business of the Year (A charity or social enterprise or non-profit business in the kids activities industry).

Sponsored by The Children’s Activities Association 

The Children’s Activities Association (CAA) strives to raise the standard of organised children’s activities across the UK by offering an accredited membership that gives parents peace of mind.

And the Finalists are:

  • Clementine Brown – CodeBrave Tutors
  • Claire Clements and Jackie Wilson – Positively Empowered Kids CIC
  • Vicky Clapham – Sporting Heritage CIC
  • Rachael Hurton – Synergy Dance Ltd & Synergy Dance Outreach
  • Alison Fraser – Tiny Toes Bumps and Babies CIC

Start-up Business of the Year Award – Club Hub Award Finalists 2022

Start-Up of the Year (A business no more than 3 years old).

Sponsored by Tappy Toes

Multi Award-Winning dance, movement and sensory classes for babies and toddlers from 6 months to 5 years. Tappy Toes is on a mission to create life-ready children, one dance step at time. 

And the Finalists are:

  • Leonie Briggs – Amazelab
  • Jennifer Holden and Samantha Shaw – BOSS ACTING SCHOOL LTD
  • Stephen Barnes – Sportscool Cheshire
  • Daniel Wall – The Active Club
  • Cate Blackmore – WestWay School of Performing Arts

Leader of the Year Award – Club Hub Award Finalists 2022

Leader of the Year (Someone who manages a team of people, whether that is someone who is head of a franchise or any business in the kids activities industry. This person must have been managing this same team for more than 3 years).

Sponsored by The Children’s Activity Business Academy

Whether you’re fresh to the idea of being your own boss and you’re simply looking for someone to point you in the right direction, or you’re a seasoned veteran looking for a fresh pair of eyes and a new perspective, we thoroughly recommend booking a free discovery call with Kristine at the Children’s Activity Business Academy.

And the Finalists are:

  • Claire O’Connor – babyballet
  • Carly Pryke – Fixation Academy of Performing Arts
  • Anna Neville – Kidslingo
  • Claire Munday – Tappy Toes
  • Cate Blackmore – WestWay School of Performing Arts

Male Entrepreneur of the Year Award – Club Hub Award Finalists 2022

Male Entrepreneur of the Year (A male who has worked in the kids activities industry for more than 5 years).

Sponsored by Mitchy Titch Yoga

Their fun loving Monkey, Mitchy takes our younger children & families on an adventure through yoga poses and flows, stories, and games whilst our school children love to learn how to regulate and better understand their emotions, improve their concentration, and manage stress with breathing techniques. 

And the Finalists are:

  • Ben Anderson – 7 Academy of Performing Arts
  • Dan Flanagan – Dad La Soul
  • Adil Siddiqui – Little Kickers Hounslow
  • Kevin Jones – Multi-Active
  • Ross Adams – Small Screen Talent

Young Entrepreneur of the Year – Club Hub Award Finalists 2022

Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Someone under the age of 30 working in the kids activities industry).

Sponsored by Daisy First Aid

Daisy First Aid is a multi-award winning paediatric first aid company offering fun and fear-free first aid courses which are designed specifically for parents and child carers.  

And the Finalists are:

  • Jennifer Holden and Samantha Shaw – BOSS ACTING SCHOOL LTD
  • Corinna Bordoli and Léa Henry – CocoRio
  • Clementine Brown – CodeBrave Tutors
  • Jazmine Peterson and Jordana Traviss – Italia Conti Associates Petersfield
  • Hannah Donkin – Music Squad

Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Club Hub Award Finalists 2022

Female Entrepreneur of the Year (A female who has worked in the kids activities industry for more than 5 years).

Sponsored by The British Franchise Association

Formed in 1977, the British Franchise Association (bfa) is the trusted industry body influencing high quality standards for business format franchising across the UK.

And the Finalists are:

  • Sarah Earis – Brilliant Bricks
  • Corinna Bordoli and Léa Henry – CocoRio
  • Clementine Brown – CodeBrave Tutors
  • Helen Wilson – FF PINK PINEAPPLE LTD (Fun Fest Hartford, Fun Fest Cheadle and Fun Fest Altrincham)
  • Anna Neville – Kidslingo

Digital Business of the Year – Club Hub Award Finalists 2022

The Digital Business of the Year award goes to someone who has shown they have the knowledge of anything digital (social media, websites, apps) and have used those skills to improve their business.

Sponsored by Three Bears Cookery Club

Three Bears Cookery Club is a multi-award-winning children’s cookery school franchise. Our cookery clubs support the cooking and nutrition curriculum in EYFS, KS1 & KS2.

And the Finalists are:

  • Laura Cross – Inventors & Makers
  • Prity Agarwal – ITSYOURMOJO
  • Claire Clements and Jackie Wilson – Positively Empowered Kids CIC
  • Rachael Hurton – Synergy Dance Ltd & Synergy Dance Outreach
  • Toni Midlane – Toni’s Tots Drama

Community Business of the Year – Club Hub Award Finalists 2022

Community Business of the Year (A business that supports their local community by organising events for them or raising money for local causes or being involved with local schools and businesses).

Sponsored by Soccer Stars Academy

Soccer Stars Academy is Scotland’s fastest growing, award winning toddler and kids football academy.

And the Finalists are:

  • Laura Davitt – Fixation Academy of Performing Arts
  • Stephen Barnes – Sportscool Cheshire
  • Monika Johnson – Super Sparkle
  • Toni Midlane – Toni’s Tots Drama
  • Cate Blackmore – WestWay School of Performing Arts

Franchisee of the Year – Club Hub Award Finalists 2022

Franchisee of the Year (Someone who has bought a franchise licence in the kids activities industry and made it a big success).

Sponsored by Morton Michel Insurance

Morton Michel has supported the Children’s Activities sector for nearly 50 years and fully understands the importance that children’s activity providers bring to a child’s learning and development.

We have 6 finalists for this category as 3 candidates received the same score from the judges. 

And the Finalists are:

  • Anna Coggan – Caterpillar Music Newark
  • Nicola Pearce – Daisy First Aid Central Cornwall
  • Dani Meighen – diddi dance Sunderland
  • Rachel Peebles – Estrellas Brillantes
  • Helen Wilson – FF PINK PINEAPPLE LTD (Fun Fest Hartford, Fun Fest Cheadle and Fun Fest Altrincham)
  • Sarah Strange – Tumble Tots Basingstoke

Franchise of the Year – Club Hub Award Finalists 2022

Franchise of the Year (A registered franchise that shows they have the whole package of a ready made business that will excel. This is not a person but the name of the franchise.

Sponsored by Trustist 

Trusitist is an award-winning customer reviews platform that helps businesses generate more opportunities to make more sales.

And the Finalists are:

  • Claire O’Connor – babyballet
  • Anna Neville – Kidslingo
  • Joanne Budden – Leapfrog Sports
  • Mark Molloy – Soccer Stars Academy Franchise Ltd
  • Claire Munday – Tappy Toes

Independent Business of the Year – Club Hub Award Finalists 2022

Independent Business of the Year (not a franchise but an independent business that has made a fantastic kids club or activity for children to join).

Sponsored by Kaishi Karate School

Kaishi Karate School is based in northwest London and teaches karate to children from 4 years old. Kaishi Karate School also teaches teenagers and adults as well as running a family orientated class.

And the Finalists are:

  • Jennifer Holden and Samantha Shaw – BOSS ACTING SCHOOL LTD
  • Ross Adams – Small Screen Talent
  • Monika Johnson – Super Sparkle
  • Jess Warden – Toddler Tennis
  • Cate Blackmore – WestWay School of Performing Arts

Lifetime Achievement Award – Club Hub Award Finalists 2022

Lifetime Achievement Award (A person who has worked in the kids activities industry for more than 10 years who has made a big impact on hundreds of children’s lives.

Sponsored by Spa Babies

Spa Babies is the original and leading Baby Spa in the U.K. It was established in April 2019 and the class is designed for babies between 0-9 months old. The baby spa is a 60 minute parent and baby bonding experience.

And the Finalists are:

  • Amanda Frolich – Amanda’s Action Club
  • Claire O’Connor – babyballet
  • Joanne Temple – Little Kickers North East
  • Claire Munday – Rise Studios and Tappy Toes
  • Emma Tinniswood – Step on Stage Academy of Performing Arts

The Club Hub Awards are the only national awards for activity providers with entry by application form only and the awards are independently judged by a panel of experts, most of whom are children’s activity professionals or specialists in their field. From the shortlisted finalists, our judges will select the winners for each of the individual award categories. The judges will select winners based on their commitment to excellence, innovation and growth of their business, as demonstrated through their business performance, achievements, brand values and passion for everything that they do.

Award winners will be announced at the Club Hub Event 2022, Saturday 14 May, Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham. The event is designed to help kids activity providers to grow their business through insight and tips on social media, brand awareness, marketing, franchising, sales, customer service and everything involved in running a kids club. It’s a full-day event, including networking opportunities with 100s of people from the kids club sector from all over the UK. 

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Thank you for reading all about our Club Hub Award Finalists 2022. Applications for the 2023 Awards will open on the 1st of November 2022 and close on the 31st of January 2023.