Peter Andre launches Kung-Fu Schools franchise operation

Reality TV star backs BFA-certified martial arts tuition business

Musician and reality TV star Peter Andre today launched the new franchise operation of London-based martial arts tuition Kung Fu Schools, calling on potential franchisees to get involved.

Established in 2007 by Paul Hawkes and Alan Paterson, London-based Kung Fu Schools has been officially endorsed by the Chinese government and specialises in teaching children from the ages of 4 to 12.

After expanding their operation to encompass a number of schools across the South-East of England, the pair have announced an intention to rapidly grow through a franchise model, bringing Peter Andre in as a co-owner in order to leverage his profile and social media following.

Kung Fu Schools’ franchise operation was recently awarded membership status by national accreditation body the British Franchise Association (BFA).

The franchise was officially launched in an opening ceremony in Croydon today in which Andre and some of the young students demonstrated their kung-fu skills.

Speaking at the ceremony, Paul Hawkes, co-founder and managing director of Kung Fu Schools said: “Obtaining bfa accreditation really was the icing on the cake and the perfect end to the day.  We were delighted that Peter could take time out of his busy schedule to officially launch the franchise.

“It was also great to see so many local politicians and dignitaries support our event.  We now look forward to growing the business and welcoming on board our first franchisees.”

Kung Fu Schools is offering franchise packages across the UK which it says will include the cost of full training, meaning no previous martial arts experience is required.

Franchise fees are from £10,995 and will include the cost of equipment, merchandising, advertising and marketing materials plus ongoing support, although the company says further working capital will be required to grow and develop the business.

Further details can be found on the Kung Fu Schools franchise website.

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