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Friday 16th January 2015


...to your weekly news update, featuring articles from across the Premier Education Group.

For more information on any of the articles featured below or for any general enquires, please email [email protected]

BREAKING NEWS - Inspire to Engage has arrived...

Survey closes midnight tonight! FINAL CHANCE to win an iPad!

We would like to thank franchisees for completing the Skills survey over the past month.

There are still a few that haven’t done so. If you’re one of them, you have until midnight tonight to complete it and one lucky winner will win an iPad Air*!

This short survey will take you no more than five minutes to complete.

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Did you know?

Golden Mile Director Karl Fox has spent three days in the last two weeks creating and editing a GM Monitor Training video. This can be viewed in four simple sections to support licensees delivering a key element of the process.

National Training Event 2015 – book NOW

#NTE15 - Structuring Success

Based on your feedback following last year’s National Training Event, we believe we’ve ticked all the boxes when it comes to our choice of venue for 2015. The stunning Dunston Hall is an Elizabethan-style mansion built in 1859 lovingly restored to all its former glory and is fully equipped with state of the art conferencing facilities.

This event is mandatory for business owners to attend at a cost of £250 per person. However, as we are committed to your CPD we are GIVING you two places for FREE if you complete your reservation by 5pm on Monday 2nd February 2015.

After that date, all further bookings on this event will be charged at £250 per person. Remember that this is a mandatory event so book early to save unnecessary cost.

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Did you know?

Frankie Worthington has spent 15 hours over the past two weeks developing a recruitment process for PPA licensees. As part of the process, a generic job advert for ‘experienced performing artists’ was posted in ‘100 Club’ territories. Frankie received over 1,000 applicants across 18 territories - indicating that the recruitment of experienced PPA staff shouldn’t be a barrier with the correct recruitment process in place. She is now supporting licensees through interview processes.

Dance, drama and music – invest in PPA and SAVE £9,990

Existing Premier Performing Arts licensees are set to triple the value of their business following the National Training Event in February 2015 with the launch of drama and music products as well as dance. This means even more choice for your schools and even more up-selling opportunities for you!

If you don’t currently have a license, you can take advantage of our exclusive offer and own all three Performing Arts products (dance, drama and music) for the price of one.

If you register your interest in this ‘3 in 1’ exclusive offer you will save £9,900.

All you need to do is contact Frankie by 5pm on Thursday 12th February.

Did you know?

Operations Director Danny Melling has spent a large part of this week analysing and comparing franchisees business performance for the first term (Autumn). He’s been looking at income and growth for EVERY franchisee, enabling him to identify those that may require business support. We can be very pro active (as can you), by viewing this data and it is good to see Franchisees responding positively to this method.

Impressive network statistics from term 1 including holiday course ‘boom’

Operations Director, Danny Melling has investment significant time this week analysing and comparing your business performance for the last term (autumn).

Danny has been measuring income and growth as well as ranking each and every business to the franchisees that require business support will get it!

Here’s a snapshot of his findings...

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Did you know?

Financial Controller Steve Girling invested over 1½ days this week working on the new Finance manual - which will be a one-stop-shop resource for Franchisees/licensees.

Why GM licensees should approach their local council...

For those licensees that haven’t approached their local council, here’s why you should...

A fellow licensee is currently negotiating a deal that will actually see their business receive funding to help achieve the outcomes listed in the ‘Read More’ section below. These will inevitably open doors to brand new target markets as well as large numbers of schools.

The council is also keen to explore how they might assist in incentivising schools to engage with The Golden Mile.

Exciting times for this licensee and not forgetting they will be getting paid for the privilege... watch this space!

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Did you know?

One of the tasks carried out by our Marketing team this week has been the creation, production and printing of bespoke literature for the new ‘Inspire to Engage’ holiday course programme ready for you to promote February half term courses.

10 year franchisee reduces delivery hours and sees immediate
68% growth!

Owen Paynter, franchisee since 2004, has increased the size of his business by 68% in one term as a result of reducing his delivery hours for the first time in 10 years. This has now given him precious time to work ON his business rather than working IN his business.

Here’s what Owen had to say:

“It’s been a great start to the year, making the decision to reduce my coaching hours, take on an area co-ordinator and dedicate more time to the business has been hugely beneficial. I've had time to do all the things which were previously being put to one side and it has had a big impact on all aspects of my business.

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Did you know?

This week the focus in our Skills and Compliance department is on the new franchisees who are starting business this term. Welcoming to PEG HQ for the start of their three week induction course they will follow the latest programme of internal training sessions and sports qualifications ensuring they hit the ground running in all aspects of the business.

Termly accounts are due by 31st January...

It’s time to start preparing to send through your paperwork for the Autumn term (Sept – Dec) to your accountant ready to have the first set of termly management accounts ready for you to compare. These accounts will allow you to compare your company’s performance against targets and the same period last year.

The deadline for submitting these termly accounts is 31st January 2015.

Do you want Olympic gold medallist, Duncan Goodhew to visit one of your schools?

If you would like to reward one of your schools and gain local press exposure with a visit from Premier Sport ambassador, Duncan Goodhew, contact us now.

All you have to do is email [email protected] with a choice of three dates after Monday 2nd March for Duncan to choose from. We’ll then liaise directly with him to confirm one of your dates.

Please note - Duncan’s time will be allocated on a first come first served basis and we cannot guarantee his availability for either of your chosen dates. Please bear this in mind when discussing the possibility with your chosen school.

Help Courtney resolve your finance queries quicker...

We’ve recently had a number of franchisees calling Courtney chasing payments because schools are saying they have paid an invoice. Before we can reconcile your payment, we require the following information from you -

  • Method of payment (BACS or Cheque)
  • Total payment
  • Date payment was made

The most common outcome is schools have passed invoices onto the local council to pay and therefore payment is taking longer to reach us meaning longer to reconcile.

This is also a great opportunity to remind your school that our preferred payment method is BACS and all remittance advices should be sent to [email protected]

Missed a previous newsletter? Check out our archive...

We thought you would find it useful to create a Weekly News Update archive housing previous newsletters from this academic year.

‘Read more’ to catch up on any news you may have missed.

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