Kids coding franchise, Code Ninjas, has just celebrated the launch of the first five UK locations, including the first ever Code Ninjas Studio in Langley. Now, budding ninjas from across the nation can enjoy coding, gaming and drone building at locations in Hampshire, Greater London, Hertfordshire and Berkshire. And the next round of launches will be hot on the heels of the late summer grand openings, with programmes opening up in Welwyn Garden City, Croydon and Reading before the end of October.
Biraj Nakarja, one of the four franchisees behind Code Ninjas Langley, was over the moon to welcome students, parents, families and friends to their grand opening event on Saturday 19th September.
“Despite the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we still made the most of our launch party, inviting our community to come and help us celebrate our new business,” said Biraj. “We’re very proud and excited to bring the Code Ninjas programme to local children and, now that we’re open, are looking forward to making a real impact on the state of coding education in our area. We’re providing a service that is so in demand and fundamental for the future of the next generation.”
Along with the rest of his team – wife, Sital, and long-term friends, Raman and Karnvir Bath – Biraj plans to open a second location, in nearby Windsor, within the next year.
“Essentially, we’re establishing ourselves as the go-to providers for kids coding education across east Berkshire. Our first priority is to build momentum with our initial location in Langley College before setting our sights on getting our second location off the ground. Although we definitely have to take the current economic climate into consideration, we feel confident in our ability to grow with the backing of the Code Ninjas team to guide us,” said Biraj.
Since the franchise first launched in the UK last spring, the Code Ninjas network has grown at a rapid rate. With plans for 22 more locations already in the pipeline, the US-born kids coding school is on track to deliver their fun, interactive coding curriculum to budding ninjas throughout the nation by 2021.
Justin Nihiser, CEO of Code Ninjas, is looking forward to working with such a diverse and committed network of franchisees.
“In late August, we celebrated the grand opening of our very first UK location in Watford, Hertfordshire – that was a momentous occasion for Code Ninjas and something the entire team has been working towards for quite some time. It was at around this time that I joined the team as CEO and I couldn’t be more excited to witness such momentous growth first-hand. I’m so pleased to welcome the latest cohort of new franchisees to our global family. I have been blown away by the standard of all of the grand opening parties that have taken place so far. We’re looking forward to many more of the same in the coming weeks and months.”