TotalFranchise Franchise Business Opportunities and UK Franchises For Sale
Premier Case Study
Steve & Paul take the 'Premier' journey to success...
The growth that Steve Hart and Paul Furniss have achieved demonstrates what can be achieved by sheer hard work, enthusiasm and of course a proven business model.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established18 years
  • Current UK Coverage40%
  • Franchisee Support Staff20
  • Personal Investment Req.£7,500 approx
  • Total Startup Cost£14,950 approx
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee employs staffYes

Steve & Paul take the 'Premier' journey to success...

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!

Paul Furniss & Steve Hart explain a bit more...

Premier Sport - Steve Hart and Paul FurnissTell us about the last two years, starting from your time as a Activity Professional up to now?

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.

How has Premier Education group helped you along the way?

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.

How have you developed over this time?

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.

Did you ever think you would be operating successful multiple businesses in the physical activity arena?

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.

Tell us about your future plans?

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.

What are your targets?

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.

What’s the best part of being your own boss?

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.

What would you say to someone contemplating running their own business?

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.

If Steve & Paul's story interests you in finding out more about the Premier Sport franchise just click below to request your FREE franchise information pack

 
Paul Wood started with Premier Sport in 2014Paul Wood started with Premier Sport in 2014

Paul Wood first made contact with Premier Sport in March 2014 and now operates in the Kingston on Thames territory.

Adam Palmer runs his Premier Sport business in CastlefordAdam Palmer runs his Premier Sport business in Castleford

Adam Palmer has achieved great success with his Premier Sport business and can easily demonstrate his passion for getting children active.

Premier Sport are pleased to introduce Jeff AbramPremier Sport are pleased to introduce Jeff Abram

Jeff Abram has launched his Premier Sport business in Marston Green, Birmingham.

Introducing Peter Grimley from Premier Sport Bognor RegisIntroducing Peter Grimley from Premier Sport Bognor Regis

Peter Grimley started his business in Bognor Regis after first making contact with Premier Sport a year before.

Introducing new Premier Sport & Performing Arts licensee, Debbie MitchellIntroducing new Premier Sport & Performing Arts licensee, Debbie Mitchell

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 purchased his Premier Sport business with only £5000 to invest....Vince Gordon purchased his Premier Sport business with only £5000 to invest....

Vince Gordon has launched his Premier Sport business in Kings Heath, Birmingham after first making contact with Premier Sport in April 2014.

From Act Pro to ownership - the latest young entrepreneur to complete the ‘Premier Journey’...From Act Pro to ownership - the latest young entrepreneur to complete the ‘Premier Journey’...

Marcus Lahiff, a young entrepreneur, runs his Premier Sport business in East Ham, London.

Premier perfect for rugby-mad Physical Education graduate...Premier perfect for rugby-mad Physical Education graduate...

Dan Gyles launched his Premier Sport business in September in the Twickenham territory.

All roads lead to Premier Sport for former Police Officer...All roads lead to Premier Sport for former Police Officer...

Premier Education Group welcome former Police Officer, Simon Gibbons, to the Premier Sport network.

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

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

Premier Sport Number One Choice for Countless Teachers Changing Career PathPremier Sport Number One Choice for Countless Teachers Changing Career Path

Peter Bulteel is the latest in a long line of primary and secondary school teachers to join Premier Sport.

Leisure Industry Manager to Premier Sport Business OwnerLeisure Industry Manager to Premier Sport Business Owner

Samantha Barton joins the Premier network from the Leisure Industry where she worked as Community Engagement Manager in Suffolk.

What Our Franchisees Say

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


Why Choose Us

A bespoke business management system to support franchisees and their businesses

Market leader and the UK's biggest sports coaching franchise, with over 90 territories

A European top 500 franchisor


TotalFranchise

Franchises for sale in the UK. Explore franchise opportunities, franchise news, franchise case studies and franchise information on franchising and franchise business opportunities. Totalfranchise is the leading UK franchises resource to help you start a franchise business.

Latest News
To subscribe to our newsletter about the latest franchise opportunities and information, please enter your email address:
Latest Tweets

The freedom to decide how you want to run your business - t.co/5sPB55SAm5 #RunYourOwnBusiness #franchiset.co/6i9WjNFdJM

10:00 AM Jul 15th

Become an #entrepreneur with a leading #franchise - t.co/uDd55LbvyM #BeYourOwnBoss #makemoneyt.co/r533bbiBfG

7:00 PM Jul 14th
You have selected no franchises Complete your requests