Celebrating Two Years of Franchising

P&P Franchising

It’s been a wild ride since we’ve become a franchising business two years ago. We opened our second studio in Byron Bay in February 2019 and since then, the brand has gone from strength to strength. After a wonderful 24 months, we spent some time reflecting on our biggest achievements here at Pinot & Picasso.

  • Major growth in 24 months

Since opening in February 2019, we’ve sold to over 55 sold territories with 40 studios open for business. Our biggest growth came post-COVID outbreak – much to our surprise! We had a total of 12 studios operating in June 2020. This figure tripled in a six-month time frame and we finished 2020 with 36 studios trading nationwide. 

  • Expanding into five states

During these 24 months, we’ve locked ourselves in on becoming a national brand. We have almost sold out ALL locations in NSW. This success meant that launching interstate was less daunting knowing that we have a business model that works. We now have multiple studios in Queensland, Victoria and the ACT, with plans to open studios in South Australia and Western Australia. 

  • P&P goes international

The buck doesn’t just stop in Australia. Thanks to the enormous success and growth in 2020, the Pinot & Picasso brand is officially expanding into the international market. We’ve sold three territories across the Tasman already. We could not be more excited to bring the Pinot & Picasso experience to New Zealand. 

  • The Pinot & Picasso Art Box

The COVID-19 pandemic brought many unprecedented challenges to businesses. With studios closed due to lockdown, we decided to adapt with the times and released our very own Art Box. We utilised the Facebook Live and Zoom platforms respectively to run virtual sessions on weekends and give people some joy during a tough time. This has since expanded to the company running virtual functions across the country and even overseas. 

  • The Pinot App

We updated our business of the digital landscape and developed a Pinot & Picasso App purely for our Franchise Owners. The P&P App allows our franchisee’s to seamlessly manage their studio. From bookings to revenue, the app allows our franchisee’s to work on the run.

 

Are you interested in joining the Pinot & Picasso family? Book a call via the button below for more details on available opportunities with Pinot & Picasso.

New Studios coming in March

P&P New Studios - March 2021

As we say goodbye to February, we say hellooo to March and THREE new studios opening their doors! These new locations take our Pinot & Picasso studio numbers to over 40 which is INSANE!

We’ve got so many exciting locations in the pipeline that we can’t wait to announce, but for now, we’ll leave you intrigued and guessing… See below to find out where our new studios are opening!

P&P New Studios - March 2021

The following studios are:

Canley Vale – March 12

Dubbo – March 20

Yarraville – March 27

Our new Franchise Owners cannot wait to bring Australia’s #1 Paint & Sip experience to these communities! You can book yourself and your closest pals in for a session now – trust us when we say they can sell out fast. 

Franchisee Focus: Daniel Atkinson

Pinot & Picasso Franchise Owners

A proud owner of NINE Pinot & Picasso studios, Daniel started his journey with us a long 18 months ago. We had a chat to him about what it’s like being a part of the P&P family. 

What convinced you to join the Pinot & Picasso as a Franchisee?

“I’ve had franchises previously, and we had decided that if we were ever to go into business again as Franchisees, it’d be based on the character of the people running it. When I met James and Aaron, I was quite interested in P&P. The final decision came down to the fact that we liked them as people – we thought they were pretty good dudes. That’s the honest opinion as to why we bought into Pinot & Picasso originally – based on the fact that we thought they were good and we thought being involved with them would be good for us.”

What was the process like becoming a P&P Franchisee? 

“It was very simple. Based on the fact we had been through the process before with other people. We prepared ourselves for a long, drawn-out process but it wasn’t like that. It was effortless and made a lot of sense.

To be fair, we were pretty early with our first studio, but even the second deal we had done for the rest of our studios was ten times better again. They put their processes in play, and those processes have continued to get better.

I was actually away on my Bucks Party when my first studio (Terrigal) opened. The boys organised my trades for the fit-out – they were incredible.”

Since becoming a Franchise Owner with P&P, what benefits have you seen in life and business? 

“When I had one studio, it gave me a lot more time to focus on other things. Once we had Terrigal up and running properly and found a good manager, I spent a lot more time with my family.

Since having the nine Pinot studios, we’ve bought ourselves a caravan because we like to get away on the weekends, which is something as a tradie that I couldn’t do. My lifestyle is a lot different. Even with the nine studios, I see a lot more of my family than I did as a tradesman.

The fact there are now over 30 studios, I feel like they’ve done it so often that the process just gets easier and easier. Plus, with so many like-minded people around owning studios, there are so many people to lean on. That’s what makes it easier for us.”

 

If there was one reason to join Pinot & Picasso, what would it be?

“Pinot for me, has been such a learning curve. I’ve made a lot of friends out of it. I’m a much better business person for being around all these people. I’m coming out of this being surrounded with 30 other business owners that I get to learn from every day, speak to every day if I choose to.

The founders of P&P are on another level, in my opinion, when it comes to business. It’s one of those things I’ve gone into it with a small understanding of business. Eighteen months in, I strongly believe I’m in a place where I’m becoming the entrepreneur I want to be, and I don’t think I could have done that without being around the people at Pinot & Picasso.”

10 GRAND Studio Openings in November

Pinot & Picasso November

The Pinot & Picasso train keeps on rolling! We’ve had a few HUGE weeks across the brand for the month of November. We’ve been lucky enough to open 10 studios in some great new locations with some awesome operators!

These studios bring our total active locations to 35 in 2020. Our 10 studios that opened this month include:

With key territories in QLD, VIC and SA still very much available – we’re in the perfect place to kick start 2021 for families and individuals across the country.

Book a call today to find out how you can take control of your 2021.

Join the P&P Family in 2021!

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2021 is well and truly upon us, and you know what that means – it’s time to start thinking about those New Year’s resolutions!

While 2020 has been a superstorm of chaos and uncertainty, what could be better than taking control of your life and seizing new opportunities? 

The brand you love, Pinot & Picasso, is continuing to look for fun, reliable and hard-working Franchisee’s to jump on board the easily manageable lifestyle business in 2021!

The digital nature of our pandemic-proof business means you can operate a studio from anywhere. In fact, you don’t actually need to be living, working or residing close to your studio. 

We’ve made sure running a Pinot & Picasso studio isn’t going to consume your entire life but give you the ability to dictate how you live your life. As they say – if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life!

So, why should you take a leap of faith and join the Pinot family? At Pinot & Picasso, 2020 was one for the record books. We’ve expanded our business from 13 to 35 active studios nationwide, sold out locations in the NSW Metro area and have more exciting interstate territories available to purchase.

Does becoming a Pinot & Picasso Franchise owner sound like the exciting opportunity you’ve been waiting for?

4 New Studios incoming

New Studios 2020
You guessed it – another studio announcement! We’re so excited to welcome FOUR new additions to the Pinot & Picasso family. We are opening studios in Turramurra, Randwick, Liverpool and Palm Beach!

Our new Franchise Owners can’t wait to bring Australia’s #1 Paint & Sip experience to these fantastic locations. There is no better way to unwind than with your favourite bottle of vino, some nibbles, and your friends. It’s time to release your inner Picasso!

The new studio opening schedule is:

Turramurra – November 13

Randwick – November 20

Liverpool – November 28

Palm Beach – November 28

We’re heading into the silly season (a.k.a our busiest time of the year!) so… be sure to book in and get your tickets as they have been selling fast!

Our studios can accommodate for any and every event from Hen’s Nights, Bridal Showers, team building, birthdays – the list goes on! These private functions don’t need to be held at our studios. We can host these events at your home, your backyard, your workplace or your favourite restaurant. Enquire today!

It’s time to get the gang together and get creative with P&P! We look forward to seeing you in our studios soon.

5 New Studios Coming Soon

P&P New Studios Oct-Nov

We’re absolutely buzzing to welcome FIVE NEW STUDIOS to the Pinot & Picasso tribe over the next two months! 

We can’t wait to bring Australia’s #1 Paint & Sip experience to these exciting territories and we hope they bring some joy for the remainder of 2020 and beyond. Our new studios are:

 

Ballarat – October 23

South Coast – October 31

Newport – November 13

Marrickville – November 20

Abbotsbury – Open for private pop-up events

 

The team at P&P HQ are forever grateful for the continued support that has allowed us to open over 30 studios in two years. It is mind-blowing!

It’s time to prepare yourselves for your next creative night out! Gather up your closest pals, your favourite bottle of wine and get ready for some good times at Pinot & Picasso!

We’re also heading into our busiest time of the year, so it is best to plan ahead as tickets are selling fast! The P&P team is ready to play host for any function – Christmas parties, Hens Nights, Bridal Showers, Work parties, Birthdays, etc. If you’re interested in sending off 2020 in Pinot style, head to our functions page and enquire today.

Our new franchisees can’t wait to meet you and bring the paint and sip experience to your local community! Ready to release your inner Picasso? Head over to our sessions page and find your local studio today.

New Studios Coming To You

New Studios Opening in August and September

The Pinot & Picasso team is stoked to announce the opening of FIVE NEW STUDIOS in Sydney over the next few weeks. 

The addition of these five locations brings our nationwide total to 23 studios! We are eternally grateful for your support as these new studios wouldn’t be happening without YOU. Our new studios are:

 

Wentworth Point – Open Now

Riverwood – Open Now

Neutral Bay – August 22

Blacktown – August 29

Parramatta – September 17

 

As time continues to feel like its standing still, there is no better way to de-stress with a glass of wine and reconnect with your friends as you paint the night away. 

All our studios are ready to accommodate you for any upcoming occasion – birthday celebrations, Hen’s Nights, Bridal Showers, Corporate Team Building, and even kids birthday parties!

Don’t forget about the holiday season! P&P is the perfect way to celebrate Christmas with your family, friends and co-workers.

Our new franchisees and instructors are thrilled to bring Pinot & Picasso to you and the local community. Ready to release your inner Picasso? Head to the sessions page and find your local studio today.

P&P New Studios August
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