If ever there were a business partnership which perfectly fitted both parties, this is it....
Dan Gyles graduated this summer from St Mark & St John University Plymouth with a BA (Hons) Degree in Coaching and Physical Education. Whilst at Plymouth Dan balanced his studies with developing his coaching and leadership skills. The love of Rugby runs through Dan’s veins and this is easily demonstrated by Dan undertaking a long list of roles and activities including being Club captain of the University rugby team which gained promotion in his final season. Dan even had time to coach the University women’s rugby club, to put his Rugby level 2 coaching qualification to good use. His time at Plymouth was capped off by being awarded the prestigious accolade of Sport Development and coaching student of the year.
Oh, and did we mention he’ll be operating his territory in Twickenham, the home of English rugby.
When asked what his proudest achievement is, Dan responds without delay and with a smile on his face:
"I played an instrumental part in planning and setting up of a junior community rugby club with the aid of a lottery grant of £10,000."
It was through this community rugby programme that Dan was introduced to coaching in schools as part of their curriculum and after school physical activities.
As you can see Dan has a passion for Rugby and inspiring children through playing the game. He also has an entrepreneurial mindset, which no doubt comes from his father who runs a successful franchise business of his own. Dan’s overall passion and drive to run his own sports coaching business was confirmed after undertaking a series of job interviews where he came to the conclusion, he wanted to be in control of his career and could see a far brighter future being his own boss.
Dan first made contact with Premier in early spring 2015 to have an initial conversation and enquire about attending a Discovery Day. Premier Sport are delighted to announce that Dan successfully completed the recruitment process impressing everyone at each stage.
To underline that this is a perfect match, Dan launched his Premier business in September 2015 in the Twickenham territory where coincidently the home of English rugby is located.
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.
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.
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
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
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