Premier Sport Franchise

Leisure Industry Manager to Premier Sport Business Owner

8th October 2015

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

Samantha Barton joins the Premier network from the Leisure Industry where she worked as Community Engagement Manager in Suffolk. This is where she first witnessed Premier Sport in action, through the work the local franchisee was doing during the holiday period in her Leisure Centre. This really is the case that she liked what she saw to decided to buy into the Premier Family!

Premier Sport - Samantha BartonHer role within the Leisure Centre encompassed helping address health inequalities by working with key stakeholders and community groups and driving activity participation across the county. Prior to this role, she was a key member of the Inspire Suffolk programme running the Princes Trust Team Programme, inspiring, motivating and improving education and life chances of young people in Suffolk. It was through these two challenging roles that Samantha became aware of Premier Sport. Also, it just so happens that the Ipswich Premier Sport franchise is the largest in the in the UK so it was no surprise that whenever Samantha came across a primary school, Premier Sport were there!

Samantha has been in the perfect position over this time to observe Premier Sport and Premier Performing Arts in action. She certainly liked what she saw and took the steps to find out more.

Prior to her rewarding roles in Suffolk Sam worked at a leading premium health club based in Switzerland. Her responsibilities as Regional Sales & Marketing Manager included promoting the brand and membership across 10 countries and 75 clubs. In addition to enjoying a career inspiring a wide selection of people from diverse backgrounds, she was awarded a BSC (Hons) in Sports Science Degree. Plus, in 2014 she raised over £3000 for the Princes Trust by running the London Marathon.

With the launch of her Premier Platinum business, Samantha embarks on a new chapter with her career and her personal life. Samantha has combined the launch of her business with setting up a new home, by moving to Brighton. She’s looking forward to the challenge of launching her new Premier business in Worthing. She has a clear plan and vision on how to achieve success.

Samantha clearly demonstrates through her career to date and her positive mindset, that she has the key attributes to be a success.

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Franchise Information

BFA Membership Status
UK Years Established
15 years
Current UK Coverage
Franchisee Support Staff
Personal Investment Req.
£7,500 approx
Total Startup Cost
£14,950 approx
Home-based business location Home-based business location
Business to consumer services Business to consumer services
Franchisee employs and manages staff Franchisee employs and manages staff

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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. Our projected turnover this year is between £700 - £750k over our three franchises. This has grown steadily over the last few years and is something we are very committed to achieving this year.

Danny Bloomfield, Franchisee for Suffolk, Norfolk and Kent – employing two managers and 40 + coaches

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