Premier Education Group is proud of its continued success of developing talent and giving everyone the opportunity to realise their ambitions and to build a future in an industry they love.
What Paul Furniss & Steve Hart have achieved over the last 2 years is fantastic. Their growth in the Stoke / Stafford region clearly demonstrates what can be achieved by sheer hard work, enthusiasm, a passion for what they do and of course a proven business model. The most exciting part for everyone is that this is only just the beginning!
The transition from Activity Professional to franchisee has happened very quickly and I can't believe how fast the past 2 years have gone. We have learnt such a lot, but we continue to enjoy the challenges and opportunities that being a Premier Sport franchisee present.
Having being already being involved with the company the transition from Activity Professional to franchisee was made easier, however Premier Education Group were always on hand to offer support and advice where needed. The initial training we received gave us all the tools we required to start growing our business.
As our business has grown we have both learnt and developed new skills. Knowing each other’s strengths and weaknesses has enabled us to put in place an infrastructure that allows the business to keep on growing efficiently.
The idea of owning a second franchise was something that we had discussed and was part of our long term plan as we are both ambitious people, we didn't think that the opportunity would come around so quickly but we are excited to be expanding in an industry that we are both passionate about.
Our plan is to increase our growth but also more importantly to continue the fantastic work our Activity Professionals are doing in our existing schools. We are currently looking into obtaining a Premier Performing Arts licence as we feel confident that the product can add value to our business.
We currently set ourselves new business targets every half term as we continue to grow so quickly the need to reassess where we are at and where we want to be change. As we both have different job roles we are responsible for hitting our own personal targets. We are just about to move into our new office so that we have a base to oversee the growth of our operation. We firmly believe that by focusing on job roles that are suited to our strengths we are able to surpass expectations.
The best part of being your own boss is the ability to shape the environment that you work in. The responsibility is with us to make that the best it can be.
We have enjoyed the challenge so we would highly recommend it and the key to it being a success is how much hard work you put in.
Paul Wood first made contact with Premier Sport in March 2014 and now operates in the Kingston on Thames territory.
Adam Palmer has achieved great success with his Premier Sport business and can easily demonstrate his passion for getting children active.
Jeff Abram has launched his Premier Sport business in Marston Green, Birmingham.
Peter Grimley started his business in Bognor Regis after first making contact with Premier Sport a year before.
Debbie Mitchell has invested in the Premier Platinum business package which provides her with the ability to operate both Premier Sport and Premier Performing Arts.
Vince Gordon has launched his Premier Sport business in Kings Heath, Birmingham after first making contact with Premier Sport in April 2014.
Marcus Lahiff, a young entrepreneur, runs his Premier Sport business in East Ham, London.
Dan Gyles launched his Premier Sport business in September in the Twickenham territory.
Premier Education Group welcome former Police Officer, Simon Gibbons, to the Premier Sport network.
Premier Sport is delighted to welcome Gareth Owen who launched his Blackpool territory in September 2015.
Peter Bulteel is the latest in a long line of primary and secondary school teachers to join Premier Sport.
Samantha Barton joins the Premier network from the Leisure Industry where she worked as Community Engagement Manager in Suffolk.
I would definitely recommend Premier and franchising to people looking for a business. I really enjoy it. Being my own boss, the money, working in sport and being a role model for children in the area.Gareth Simpson, franchisee in Cambridge and Newmarket
Before I started with Premier it never entered my head I would even run my own business, let alone three, successfully. I never dreamt I would do the things I now do as daily routines, and couldn't see myself being in this position without the guidance and support I have received.Danny Bloomfield, Franchisee for Suffolk, Norfolk and Kent
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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