When offered redundancy at the age of 63 David Shulkind shunned the idea of retirement and launched his own Kids Bee Happy franchised business instead.

Having spent 10 years working for the Department of Works and Pension, Shulkind was offered redundancy, which he used as an opportunity to own a Kids Bee Happy children’s Sand Art business providing Sand Art parties at birthday parties, wedding and other fun-days events across Bury and Manchester.

Shulkind said: “Retirement at the age of 63 was never an option for me, so to find Kids Bee Happy was an incredible piece of luck. I am absolutely thrilled to be in on the ground floor of this new venture, and to be one of the first franchise owners in the country. The response that I’ve had from kids and adults alike has been amazing, and I am sure that it won’t be long before Kids Bee Happy is known nationwide.”

Alistair Patterspn, franchisor of Kids Bee Happy, said: “We are very pleased to have David on board. Lots of people who have taken redundancy are interested in taking on a franchise, but sometimes costs can be prohibitive. At Kids Bee Happy our low start-up cost makes it not only ideal, but also affordable. People assume that you need to be a young parent to run a children’s franchise, but as David shows so well, it really is suitable for everyone.”

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