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News: Two Rhythm Time Music Franchises shortlisted for Workingmums Awards 2017

Rhythm Time are delighted to announce that Laura Barker and Fiona Haining, Rhythm Time Franchisees for Aberdeen and Newcastle, have been shortlisted for the ‘Franchisee of the Year Award 2017’.

The Workingmums 'Franchisee of the Year Awards' are voted by the public and recognise franchisees for their achievements over the last 12 months, from exceptional customer service to overcoming challenges.

“I’m hugely excited to be shortlisted for this national award, " quotes Laura.   "Being one of Rhythm Time's most recent franchisees, it means so much to me that all my hard work to date is already being recognised," she adds.

Kathy Doolan, founder of Rhythm Time says, “I’m delighted that Laura has been recognised for this award.  Despite Rhythm Time having no local presence in the Newcastle area, Laura was very passionate that Rhythm Time was the ideal franchise to enable her to succeed in running her own business.   Laura was driven by the work-life balance and was determined that Rhythm Time would be the right choice for her and her young family.  Laura bought the franchise last September and I have been blown away by what she has achieved, I look forward to watching her grow this year.”

Fiona Haining has been running her successful music franchise for over 4 years and currently has nearly 200  local babies and toddlers enjoying her award-winning classes.  “I'm very lucky to have found the perfect job.  Running my Rhythm Time music franchise has given me a great work life balance.  The job is a privilege to do and I'm very proud to be nominated for this award," she quotes.

"I was very keen to find a work life balance which would allow me to have a successful career, as well as time to focus on my son.  Rhythm Time has enabled me to do this. Five years on, my business is thriving and I have never looked back,” she adds.

To vote for Laura and Fiona, just go to

Voting ends on 1st April 2017 and the winners will be announced on the 16th May 2017.

The Workingmums awards are designed to celebrate examples of how family-friendly working 'works' and how it can bring enormous benefit to all. started as a jobs board connecting experienced female professionals with employers and now embraces all forms of flexible working, including self-employed opportunities for women, such as franchises.

For further information on a Rhythm Time music franchise opportunities, visit or call 0121 711 4224.

Posted: 7th Feb 2017

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