Pauline Quirke Academy looks for franchise owners to take centre stage

Now in its fourth year, the highly-successful Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts (PQA) is looking for franchise owners to become Principals and help take the Academy to the next stage. Designed to provide children with first-class performing arts training in a friendly, supportive and non-competitive atmosphere, the PQA has 18 academies across the UK and has just introduced its Creative Stages Awards.

"We're delighted with the success of the Academies," said Managing Director Steve Sheen. "Our aim is to spread the PQA message right across the country, and to do that we need people as passionate about the performing arts as we are.

"It's vital we find the right people to join the PQA team, so our franchise packages start from as little as £1000." One of the academy's longest-standing Principals is Tanya Alanson, who runs PQA Bournemouth.

"Becoming a PQA Principal was one of the best things I've ever done," she said. "The opportunity to work with children and to share my enthusiasm for performing arts was irresistible and the fact that Pauline Quirke is so involved with the Academies and supportive of the Principals was a bonus."