Progressive Sports Franchise

Progressive Sports

A sports coaching franchise giving access to high quality Physical Education and Sport to children in the private and public sector

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Inspire & Encourage Children To Be Active In Your Area With Your Own Sports Franchise.

We help commercially experienced, senior managers and directors who are considering the next steps in their career to invest in, launch and grow a successful sports education business.

Without them worrying about acquiring their first customers, making unnecessary, costly, and time-consuming mistakes - that most start-ups make and without previous industry experience.

We offer a proven turn-key solution to create an owner managed six-figure income business, which impacts the lives and health of thousands of children every week.

Progressive Sports franchise

16 Years and Counting…

We’re experts in supporting schools and communities to inspire and encourage children to be physically active and we’ve been doing so since 2006.

Founded by Eddie Ray who started out working in local schools in Staffordshire and the business now covers over 19 franchised territories across the UK.

Eddie has over 16 years of business experience in the sports education market. He has founded, built and sold two companies and also acquired one other company. Eddie and the team have the know-how on what it takes to build, scale, and exit a business in this sector.

You’ll have direct support from Eddie and the team to help you achieve your goals.

“We guarantee to get your first 5 customers for you worth over £40,000 and all within the first 3 months!”

Our Mission Is To Get Kids Active!

The first ten years of a child’s life are game-changing in creating a lifelong commitment to physical activity. The case for promoting and encouraging a lifestyle that includes physical activity is unquestionable.

We take the role we play to support schools and parents to inspire and encourage more children to be more active, more often very seriously.

You’ll get access to multiple revenue streams that supports this, from; school PE lessons, out of school activities, enrichment experiences, holiday programmes and much more.

What’s The Earning Potential?

The sports education sector has seen consistent growth for the last 20 years and things are not slowing down with over £320 million per year of government funding invested into primary schools to support school PE, sport and physical activity. A further £200 million of government funding per year is also invested in the holiday activities and food programme (HAF) to support free school meal children access holiday activities.

The market potential of a Progressive Sports franchise is £2-4 million dependant on the size of the territory. With healthy margins you can soon be operating a business that allows you to earn six figures from the business.

“I’m now into my 5th year of trading and I consistently take out over £4k per month out of the business. The work I put into the business directly correlates with what I earn… becoming my own boss was the best decision I ever made!”
Adam Holland, Franchisee in Derbyshire and Nottingham

What Training and Support Do I Receive?

Investing time, money and effort into supporting our franchisees is something we love doing.

We commit over £20,000 per year to support CPD for the franchise owner and their team.

  • 5 days of initial training to get you up and running
  • 1:1 monthly coaching calls with Eddie the Founder
  • 1:1 annual visits from the Head Office team
  • 3 Business Growth Days per year to help you grow your business
  • Annual Franchise Training week, which includes CPD for your team and the franchise owner
  • Support from fellow franchisees through networking opportunities
“For me one of the key selling points of joining Progressive Sports was all the support I knew I’d receive. I had a good feeling from the start that everyone would be really supportive and invested in my success. It’s also been great to see that all the tried and tested methods I was shown have really worked!”
James McTiernan, Franchisee in Bath

Our Promise To New Franchisees…

  • You’ll get access to business marketing assets that have generated over £1+ million for our franchisees
  • We’ve got a proven launch strategy that means you’ll get your initial investment back in revenue within the first 3 months
  • You’ll reach a break-even point in the business by the 3rd month of trading
  • We’ll build a robust financial plan for the first 12 months; measuring and optimising the right numbers in your business – which ensures your success
  • Our Head of Operations will help you to recruit your first staff member and onboard them with you.
  • You’ll get help along the way from the whole Head Office team that have over 50 years of experience in the sector and will guide you through any potential pitfalls.
  • You’ll also get everything else you need to start the business; e-commerce website, sports equipment, print materials, uniform and more.
  • AND most importantly… we’ll give a blueprint on how to build a business that allows you to take six figures out of the business per year.

Discover If Your Area Is Available and Request More Information on How You Can Turn Your Passion Into A Profitable Sports Education Business.

In 2021 the government announced extra funding of £200 million per year that would be directed to local councils to support disadvantaged children access holiday activities and food (HAF) across England. We've been working as delivery partner to lots of councils across England and the funding has had a significant impact on our business with over £1 million pound of funding accessed by our network in the last 12 months.This has resulted in over 15,000 children being able to access our holiday...

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Q 1) How have you found running your own Progressive Sport business? Running my own business has been an incredible adventure so far, full of excitement, determination, bumps in the road, but everything is worth it. You are your own boss, in control of your own future and lifestyle. It’s humbling to see how far the business has developed since 2015, how we started as a small business and growing into a successful franchise. Q 2 ) What are your ambitions for the franchise? To keep pushing! I h...

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Progressive Sports, South Lancashire franchisee, James Evans tells all about his decision to join the sports coaching franchise.How have you found running your own business? I have loved running my own business. The freedom I now have to make my own decisions and knowing that what I put in on a day-to-day basis shapes the direction the business is going to head. Don’t get me wrong it’s not been all smooth sailing as the running of a business was completely new to me but learning the new skills...

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Kris England and Pete Randal who run the Progressive Sport Franchise within the South Gloucester and Bristol TerritoryHow long have you been operating a Progressive Sports Franchise? 3 yearsHow have you found running your own business? We have really enjoyed the freedom of being our own boss and knowing that we have control over our futures. The hard work that we have put into running our own business, allow us both to reap the rewards. What are you ambitions for the Franchise? We have plans for...

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