We at diddi dance want to congratulate mum and entrepreneur, Anne-Marie Martin, who has earned herself a place in the final line-up of The Mumpreneur Awards, an annual ceremony aimed at celebrating parents throughout the UK who manage the difficult task of juggling business with family life. The mother of 2 from South East London runs diddi dance, a franchised company that offers 45 minute dance classes to children ages 18 months to 4 years old, originally started as one class back in 2006.
Anne-Marie and her company, diddi dance, have been shortlisted for the Boost category, which is open to any businesses that can demonstrate high growth. Since having launched diddi dance as a franchise in 2010 it now has 34 franchisees with 36 locations offering pre-school dance classes to toddlers across the UK. With such a loved company by both customers and franchisees, alike, Anne-Marie hopes diddi dance has what it takes to walk away with the prize.
As well as being shortlisted for this category, Anne-Marie is also in with a chance of winning the title of The Inspirational Business Mum 2014, which will be awarded to the mum who is an inspiration to all women in business, and could walk away with a fantastic prize.
Having reached the finals of The Mumpreneur Awards, Anne-Marie said, “To be a finalist for such a highly regarded award is so exciting. We at diddi dance have had such a great year, growing our network of franchisees and creating even more dance themes & music. It’s great to receive this sort of acknowledgement for all the hard work we do.”
Judging Anne-Marie’s entry will be a panel of top entrepreneurs but she’ll have to wait until 8th November, when the winners will be announced at The Mumpreneur Conference and Awards, being held at the Heart of England Centre in Warwickshire. This event is open to all parents who juggle family and business, and also for those interested in taking the plunge and starting up. Tickets prices start at just £49, and can be purchased through the Mumpreneur UK website, where you’ll find a whole range of resources and information for business mums www.mumpreneuruk.com.
For more information on being a diddi dance franchisee visit our Franchise page.