Tiny Tweeties strike a chord in Dubai

Chris and Rachael Hair, of Tiny Tweeities.
Chris and Rachael Hair, of Tiny Tweeities.
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A MUSICAL couple are going global after proving themselves tuned into business.

Rachael and Chris Hair are flying high after their successful Tiny Tweeties venture was snapped up by United Arab Emirates education bosses.

Now the couple, of Ashbrooke, are gearing up to spread their wings and fly to Dubai next week to deliver a series of workshops as part of an early years conference for education professionals based there.

They hope their four-day trip will boost business in the country, with parents and teachers keen to use Tiny Tweeties, which encourages youngsters’ development through music.

Rachael launched the company in 2010 with her musician husband Chris with the aim of using her experience as a primary school and special needs teacher to improve learning and parent/child interaction.

The dynamic duo still provide the popular weekly session for Wearside tots at the National Glass Centre and other venues across Sunderland.

The business has also struck a chord outside the region, with Tiny Tweeties being called in to train teacher and operate in schools across the country.

A range of additional Tiny Tweeties products, including books and CDs, are also being produced.

Rachael, 34, said: “Just being able to take our business outside of the North East was exciting enough but to now discover that there is a market for our services internationally is incredibly exciting.”

Chris, 33, added: “Our business is probably not one that a conventional business analyst would expect to thrive through the recession we’re currently experiencing.

“I’m incredibly proud of this and I think it is very important for positive role models from all areas of business to be celebrated if we are truly to encourage an enterprising culture here in the UK.”

•For more information on Tiny Tweeties, visit www.tinytweeties.co.uk.