Peter Bulteel is the latest in a long line of primary and secondary school teachers to join the Premier family over the past few years.
Peter enjoyed a successful career in the private and state education sector as a PE teacher. For the last 15 year he’s taught at the independent boarding school Leighton Park School in Reading. His last role was Head of Boy’s Games and taught year 7 to year 13. Prior to this role, Peter worked in a number of secondary school across Kent.
His teaching career followed graduation from University College of St Mark & St John Plymouth with a BA (Hons) in Recreation and Community Studies with physical recreation programmes, plus a PGCE in secondary Physical Education.
A change in personal circumstances at the start of this year provided Peter with the perfect opportunity to take stock, reflect and positively seek a new direction for his career. It was through a specialised recruitment company that Peter was first introduced to Premier Education Group and the business opportunities that exist. The thought of running his own business appealed to Peter, even more so that it was within in the education sector using his knowledge and passion to maximum effect.
At the Discovery Day in February, Peter got to understand the benefits of owning a franchise and how the Premier business model stands out and helps win business. The thought of compiling a business was daunting to Peter as he had no experience of this process. With the support of Premier, plus an appointed external business plan writing company as part of the recruitment process, he got to grips with the principles and the plan. The result being that the business plan provided the road map for the next two years and helped Peter visualise the transition from employed status to successfully running his own business.
Peter commented on his decision to invest in a Premier Sport franchise:
"As a secondary school PE teacher I very much value the need for primary pupils to learn and grasp the basics from an early age, which gives them the basis to begin an active lifestyle for years to come. Essentially I very much believe there is a sport out there for everyone."
Peter still has time outside working hours to play rugby on a regular basis and can often be found on the golf course. His long term aim is spend even more time playing golf once his business is up and running!
Peter has recently moved to Faversham, Kent, which is within striking distance of his Dover franchise territory. Peter is well aware that he will benefit from the established Premier franchisees in the surrounding area and is looking forward to working with his fellow franchisees to continue the success already achieved across the county.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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