Sport Works (Franchising) Ltd
Franchise opportunities available in England.
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The Sport Works Franchise
Deliver award-winning, innovative programmes with
the security of long-term contracts
Why we Love Making a Difference
Sport Works is an award-winning provider of sport, exercise and educational programmes. Harnessing the power of sport, our work is focused on improving health and education and contributing to a fitter, healthier and more prosperous society. Our work is based on the principle that sport is proven to help with physical health, mental health, reduce unemployment, reduce anti-social behaviour and improve academic performance.
Our programmes are not only energetic, educational and lots of fun, they are underpinned by solid educational principles. This means that children and adults attending our sessions can expect to develop skills and knowledge and achieve qualifications that will last them a lifetime.
After seven years of solid growth in the North East of England, Sport Works launched its franchise opportunity in April 2013. We are now have seven franchise partners trading successfully in territories such as Manchester, Cheshire, Yorkshire, East Anglia, Essex and Berkshire.
We are expecting our franchise network to expand over the coming years. The Midlands and the Southern regions offer some exceptional opportunities for future Sport Works franchisees, and for us these are priority areas.
Funding for sport, exercise and educational programmes is growing in line with the new Sport England Sport Strategy and we are motivated to grow our network of high calibre franchisees who can develop such opportunities.
Sports Works' programmes are targeted at individuals who can really benefit from sport – from autistic children gaining confidence and developing social skills to teenagers “at risk” of school exclusion gaining nationally recognized qualifications – our programmes make a huge impact to local communities.
If you have a passion for making a difference, are business minded and have good interpersonal skills, we can teach you everything else you need to know to join our team! Your job satisfaction comes for free!
As a franchise owner you’ll manage several regions in and around where you live and be the local face of our fast growing brand. You’ll employ local sports coaches and educational tutors and make sure that they are maintaining the highest possible standards whilst delivering what is required within each contract.
This means that although you’ll attend some programmes and occasionally lead from the front, your primary role is overseeing the implementation of what Sport Works does at a local level.
Sport Works is one of the most innovative companies operating in the UK sport and education sectors. We purposefully position ourselves 180° from our competitors and continually develop new programmes to stay ahead of the market.
Unlike many organisations in our sector, Sport Works operates across multiple revenue streams and is not reliant on the Primary School market.
Working with niche groups of children and adults and funded mainly via Local Authorities, Colleges and local communities, the Sport Works model is highly innovative and makes a real difference to individuals with education and/or health difficulties.
Your Earning Potential
The value of the contracts we deliver ranges from £20,000 to £100,000 per year and our best performing franchisees have enjoyed incomes of over six figures within their first year of trading. A mature franchise can achieve revenues of up to £250,000.
Our lean business model means that you will enjoy a profit of approximately 50% even though your coaches and tutors are delivering the programmes. This provides a predictable income stream, typically over a two to three year period per contract without the worry of bad debt!
Within each Sport Works area you have the potential to scale the business up significantly should you want to, which means that our franchise is suitable for go getting entrepreneurs as well as sole traders who wish to work flexible hours.
Your Training and Support
Sport Works has a carefully structured business blueprint and you’ll learn the core elements of what we do during a two-day initial training course at our Head Office in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Once your initial training is complete you can then refine what you have learnt in your own area while the business experts in our Head Office provide you with both face-to-face and online training and support at the pace you wish to grow.
The materials and marketing strategies which we know work in the sector have enabled our franchisees to develop profitable businesses. From unique client management software to our library of online and offline resources, you have all the tools to quickly establish the Sport Works brand in your locality.
In addition we’ll teach you how to gain attendance for each session, covering details such as venue selection and finding the right staff. Our central marketing efforts include social media, telemarketing, website content and our carefully designed tendering and contract documentation.
Our franchise fee is only £12,950 and one of the most competitive in the sector.