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!
Her 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.
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.
Peter Bulteel is the latest in a long line of primary and secondary school teachers to join Premier Sport.
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
Full BFA member
A bespoke business management system to support franchisees and their businesses
A head office team of qualified professionals to support franchisees, including Sales, Marketing, Operations, Recruitment, Training, Compliance, HR, Communications, Corporate Responsibility