The city of Durham is located in North East England and is categorized as a cathedral city. The city is located to the south-west of Sunderland and south of Newcastle. It was founded over the final resting place of St Cuthbert and the Norman cathedral became a pilgrimage centre in medieval England. The modern-day economy is made up primarily of agriculture, industry and public services. Education is a vital part of the makeup of the community as well. New College Durham is the city's largest college of further education. Durham University was one of the first universities to open in England and has an international reputation for excellence and indeed, ranks in the top 150 of the world's universities.


With the obvious emphasis on industry combined with the importance placed on education, there is strong potential to tap into our main market of students and young professionals to enhance their skills with Pitman Training Centres.

Franchise Type: New

Franchise Fee: £40,000

Average Total Investment: £80,000 - £100,000 (varies based on start-up costs)

Estimated Turnover: £POA

Population:  559,389

Capture Areas:

  • Murton
  • Bowburn
  • Stanley
  • Edmundbyers


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
  • Participation in Pitman Training lead generation activities including:
    • Organic lead generation
    • Paid National Advertising
    • Hosted Webinar lead generation
    • National Accounts
    • External exam hosting revenue
    • Pitman Training is always seeking new lead generation activities that are relevant to the market and as such may change from time to time

*Approx. figures – determined by population in postcode areas so postcode areas can be negotiable.