Chester is an exciting and vibrant place to live and work and this was reflected in its place in the top 50 urban areas to live in the Sunday Times Survey 2015. The town has a population of approximately 77,000 and is renowned for its university, historical setting and zoo.  There continues to be major new building projects springing up both in the city centre and the surrounding industrial and commercial areas including the Northgate and Business districts.

Currently we don't have many centres within the Cheshire area, the only other centre in Cheshire is in Crewe. Our commitment over the coming year is to provide a stronger presence across the UK to support our circa 100 centres further, we have noticed that North East Wales and West Cheshire are areas which we could expand in to further.


Chester is maintaining its identity as a modern, active and exciting place to learn and do business with a number of blue chip Company's siting their head offices on the nearby Business Park.

There is great potential for training in the city and surrounding areas covering West Cheshire, North East Wales and south Wirral and the current postcode territory equates to a population of 339,960 (2011 census).

Therefore, the market for training for both private and corporate clients is potentially large.


Franchise Type: New

Cost of Investment: £40,000+

Average Total Investment: £70,000 – £100,000 (varies based on start-up costs)

Estimated Turnover: £POA

Population: 339,960*

Capture Areas:

  • West Cheshire
  • North East Wales
  • South Wirral

The sale includes:

  • A 5 year franchise agreement
  • Full training on all aspects of owning a Pitman Training Centre, including sales, marketing and the product
  • Pitman Training website
  • A centre start up pack

*Approx. figures - franchise fees are determined by population in postcode areas so postcode area can be negotiable.