Well, join the club, as you will be following in the footsteps of a wide range of successful entrepreneurs. Sports have been a core part of British life since the dawn of time, and now represent a £23.8 billion industry employing around 1 million people. From grounds staff and venue caterers to the decision makers at the top of British sports clubs and sporting bodies, the sector offers a massive range of opportunities. This is especially true if you want to launch a private sector business supplying sports coaching, products, facilities or any other form of service.
The choice of levels and types business you could develop within the sports sector is huge, but they all share one universal truth. Being independent in such a strong market can be extremely tough. What makes great business sense is a sports business that rides on the back of a tried and trusted business model, letting an established brand open doors for you. Franchising in the sports sector can put you in partnership with big success stories. On offer will be great industry contacts, business management expertise, and discounted supply chains. Examples of the sort of sports-related companies currently looking for new franchisees include Premier Sport, offering coaching services and Trugym budget gyms.
There are also plenty of niche opportunities, such as Tumble Tots for children and Title Boxing Club franchising. Sports Xtra provides programmes to help children overcome weight issues and 1st Step Sports provides coaching services in holiday camps, schools and for children’s parties. One of the leading regional franchisers in the sports business is Progress Sports, offering school and community-based programmes in the Midlands. There are similar providers throughout the UK. From grassroots provision to a chain of sports venues, the choices for franchise bosses are plentiful. To find the right opportunity to put your sports business on its way to being a winner, call us today.