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Former Commando set to illuminate Blackpool’s next generation...

22nd October 2015

Premier Sport is delighted to welcome Gareth Owen who launched his Blackpool territory in September 2015.

Premier Sport is delighted to welcome Gareth Owen who launched his Blackpool territory in September 2015. The former Royal Marine Commando joins six new starters to Premier Education Group following completion of Premier’s rigorous induction process.

Premier Sport - Gareth OwenGareth lives in Southport with his wife Kay their two teenage daughters. It is all change in the Owen household, as one daughter begins her degree course at Sheffield University and Gareth embarks on a new career with Premier.

Prior to Gareth’s 20 plus year career in senior sales management roles, Gareth was a Commando with the Royal Marines seeing military action across the world. Gareth is modest when describing his time as a Commando, he does acknowledge though that the extreme experiences combined with the team ethos, discipline and drive required, helped him build a successful career.

His experience operating in a variety of sales and account management roles included, FMCG, Sport retail and high end Hifi sectors.

Gareth was seeking a new business which offered him the opportunity to combine his key passions which are, giving children the opportunity to be active, to build a business based on ethical values and to use his vast experience in relationship building and sales to maximum effect.

Gareth undertook a detailed research into franchising which included online searches and attending the British Franchise Exhibition where he was introduced to the British Franchise Association (bfa). It soon became clear to Gareth that Premier Sport were the only physical activity based and sports coaching franchise to consider.

After attending a Discovery Day in June and subsequently meeting local franchisees, Gareth was enthused and confidently completed his business plan with the support of the Premier team. His due diligence provided the information he needed to decide that his business would deliver the greatest impact in Blackpool.

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Franchise Information

BFA Membership Status
UK Years Established
15 years
Current UK Coverage
Franchisee Support Staff
Personal Investment Req.
£7,500 approx
Total Startup Cost
£14,950 approx
Home-based business location Home-based business location
Business to consumer services Business to consumer services
Franchisee employs and manages staff Franchisee employs and manages staff

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What Our Franchisees Say

Our objectives are to continue to grow the business and create a strong and outstanding workforce. I would recommend this opportunity to anyone, there is a great support network using a tried and tested model made successful by many franchisees with a wealth of experience plus Premier Sport are constantly investing to develop our businesses and brand.

Gavin Winter, Staffordshire and Stoke-on –Trent

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