Premier Education Group is excited to welcome former Police Officer, Simon Gibbons, to the Premier Sport network.
Along with five other new franchisees, he’s just completed the rigorous induction process at PEG Training Academy and will now launch his franchise in Grimsby, North Lincolnshire.
Simon is a Business Management graduate and for the last 12 years he’s been a Police Officer for the Humberside Constabulary. The geographic area which Simon has been operating within is one of the busiest and most challenging in the UK in terms of crime rates and social economic issues. Simon has witnessed firsthand the negative effect on children’s wellbeing by not having the opportunities to experience regular activity and structured play.
Following Simon’s decision to choose Premier, he commented:
"My experiences in the Police force have been very rewarding, and when combined with my passion for sport, and ambition to run my own successful business, the opportunities offered by taking on a Premier Sport franchise is a perfect fit. I welcome the new challenges that this opportunity will offer especially in terms of trying to make a positive impact on many lives at an early stage of their development".
It is a sign of Simon’s passion to help develop young people through education that he volunteered one day a week at a local school, assisting in the delivery of mathematics to 11-16 year olds. All this was achieved whilst undertaking his challenging role in the Police force.
Simon came along to a Premier Education Group Discovery Day in February 2015 and due to his demanding work shifts, the recruitment process and completion of the business planning stage needed to fit in with Simon’s available time. Simon had additional support with the completion of his business plan as his wife Kerrie is a qualified Accountant.
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 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.
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
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
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