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Jo Jingles Nottingham, Wollaton, Long Eaton, Bingham,

Gaynor Puts the Magic into Jo Jingles

Professional singer Gaynor Smith is passing on her own passion for singing to
the next generation, through her work as a Jo Jingles franchisee.

Gaynor comes from a performing family. Her Father is a professional magician
in high demand for children s parties and adult events alike. From an early age
Gaynor loved to sing and she has been a professional singer since the age of
seventeen, fronting an 8 piece soul band and singing jazz at weddings and
corporate events.

After getting married four years ago and taking on a mortgage, Gaynor decided
she wanted an additional income and so started looking for a part time job. She
saw an advertisement for a Jo Jingles class teacher, working for the Jo Jingles
Nottingham franchisee. Sadly, the job only offered a few hours a week, so
Gaynor asked the franchisee to get in touch in the future if more hours ever
became available as she felt it would be the perfect day job. Just three months
later she heard that the franchise was up for sale.

It was a wonderful opportunity, says Gaynor. I love music and singing and I
knew from previous part time work in nurseries that, like my father, I really
enjoyed working with children. Not only would this combine all of my skills but it
would give me the exciting new challenge of running my own business. It
seemed too good to miss, especially as we hope to start our own family soon
which will mean I will need a child-friendly job.

With the help of two class teachers, Gaynor currently runs 29 classes per week
in Nottingham and Melton Mowbray. The business has gone from strength to
strength with waiting lists now in place for many of the classes.

Gaynor was very proud to receive an award at the Jo Jingles business
conference 2007 for Midlands Franchisee of the year .

This was a lovely way to celebrate the end of my second year as a franchisee,
she says.

Gaynor is so busy with her new career that she has been taking fewer bookings
for singing, but she doesn t mind at all as she finds teaching children so
rewarding. A real highlight is the participation in Children in Need.

              Jo Jingles Ltd, 1 Bois Moor Road, Chesham, Bucks. HP5 1SH
                      Tel: 0044 (0) 1494 778989
Every year BBC Nottingham films my classes performing the Jo Jingles charity
single at East Midlands Airport. It is just as exciting as being on stage with my
own band.

As Mum to baby Frankie and with another baby due in summer 2010, Gaynor is
definitely keeping herself busy.

              Jo Jingles Ltd, 1 Bois Moor Road, Chesham, Bucks. HP5 1SH
                      Tel: 0044 (0) 1494 778989

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