Global educational play business, Bricks 4 Kidz, took home the Ireland's Best Emerging Franchise Award at the 2018 Franchise Awards in Clontarf Castle.
'Bricks', which is headed up in Ireland by local entrepreneur Karl Fitzpatrick, teaches the principles of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to three to 13-year-olds, using Lego. It has a presence in 45 countries worldwide and it has grown in popularity in Ireland since its introduction in 2015. Since then, franchisees have popped up in Belfast, Donegal, Galway, Louth, and Dublin, with the network continuing to build a sustainable business.
Speaking about the win, the Master Franchisee for Bricks 4 Kidz in Ireland, Karl Fitzpatrick, stated: 'The Bricks 4 Kidz team is honoured and privileged to receive the prestigious Ireland's Best Emerging Franchise Award. Having identified educational play as a growing trend in the education sector, I am delighted that not only has the Irish public embraced the unique Bricks 4 Kidz curriculum, but the impressive growth trajectory which the business has enjoyed has now received the ultimate recognition on a national stage.'