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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. The former Royal Marine Commando was seeking a new business which offered him the option to give 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.
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

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. 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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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 European top 500 franchisor

A head office team of qualified professionals to support franchisees, including Sales, Marketing, Operations, Recruitment, Training, Compliance, HR, Communications, Corporate Responsibility

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


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