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Franchise Opportunity

We think every town needs a Clayrooms, read on for more details!

About Us

The Clayrooms is a pottery studio and shop in the centre of Ashbourne run by co-founders Sarah Heaton and Helen Cammiss. The business was launched in 2016 and offers workshops, courses and memberships in a professionally equipped studio where everyone, regardless of ability or experience, is warmly welcomed.


The Clayrooms also offers corporate events, children’s parties and large off site events along with seasonally appropriate ‘drop ins’. 


Their town centre premises includes a retail space selling The Clayrooms crockery range, and coffee bar which adds to the friendly feel.


The Opportunity

This opportunity is for anyone that has a creative flair and a passion for pottery. We’re not looking for the next Keith Brymer Jones as we can teach you what you need to succeed within your business, we just need you to be good with people and keen to get them being creative, regardless of their ability!  


We’re sure you’ll have lots of transferable skills from your previous roles that will make you a hit as a Clayrooms Franchisee.


You might be a trained teacher, tutor or educator, who is looking for a secondary income stream, or someone who wants to make that step to being your own boss. Alternatively, you might be a career professional who feels like they are stuck in a dead end job, or an individual who wants the freedom of working for yourself but with the comfort of a supportive and knowledgeable team around you.


Regardless of your circumstance we would be interested in talking to you.

How we will support you to grow

We’re going to give you as much help and support you need to grow your The Clayrooms Franchise. When you first join The Clayrooms family, we want to see you do amazingly well and we will do our up-most to make that happen. You will receive some of our immersive training before you start trading and ongoing support when you’re up and running, we provide both within our franchise offering. 


In the package we include several exceptional features:


Pre Opening 


  • Welcome and Starter Pack 

  • Initial Training 

  • Customer Service, Courses, & Relationship Training

  • Setting up Contacts 

  • Site Selection, refurbishment and fit out


Post Opening 


  • Initial 1:1 Weekly Skype Training Calls 

  • Shared Drives

  • Marketing 

  • Operations Manual 

  • Website 

  • Management Systems 

  • A Committed Support Team

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The Financials

Our success is based on your success. We want to be transparent from the get go with the financial commitments required to open and run your branch of The Clayrooms. This will allow us to enjoy and mutually beneficial relationship.

Once you have met with us and together we decide that the franchise opportunity would be the best way forward, you will need to sign our Non Disclosure Agreement and we will send you the tools to create a Business Plan.

This comprehensive check list will help you work out the financial commitments involved in opening and running a franchise, including your financial projection, the working capital required and the on- going costs and expenses you’re likely to incur.


Contact & Enquiry Form

For an informal discussion contact:


The Clayrooms Team


Or fill in the below form for more information:

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