HARROW OVERVIEW

The borough of Harrow is a prosperous area to live in with high per-household income when compared to other areas of London. With new businesses arriving periodically, Harrow is maintaining its identity as a fresh, lively and exciting place to learn and conduct business. There is a great potential for sustained growth for a training business  as the area itself is continually expanding commercially. Increasing business activities in the area are contributing to higher demand for skilled workers. This, in turn, provides an excellent business opportunity for Pitman Training as more students and working individuals are eager to upgrade their skill set to match market demand. 

AREA OPPORTUNITIES

The Training Centre is one of the longer serving centres in the Pitman Training franchise network, with a continual presence in the area for 15 years, and boasts a good size territory.  The centre is located on College Road in the middle of commercially bustling area of Harrow.

The business has excellent transport links and is within two minutes' walk from St. George's Shopping Centre, St Ann's Shopping Centre, the Harrow-on-the Hill underground tube station and the Harrow bus station.  With a dedicated parking space at the premises for staff, there is ample car parking facilities around the city centre, making it easily accessible for all students and corporate clients.

The premises benefit from a very spacious 1000sq ft of air conditioned of office space accommodating the training area, office and reception area. The centre displays all the most up to date marketing material which is carefully appointed. The centre is based in a six-story detached building located next to Barclays Bank and Post Office is right across the road.

Currently the centre benefits from 2 staff work stations and 16 student workstations, all with PCs. All training material is delivered directly from Pitman Campus, Pitman Training's innovative and bespoke Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which bypasses the need for any additional media freeing up valuable workspace.

The Main Business of Pitman Harrow is the provision of around 350 professional training courses from the Pitman range. These courses cover secretarial, specialist secretarial, Sage, accounting and finance, Microsoft office,  general office skills,  management and business, IT technical, web design and self and career development to our students through in-centre and online study methods.  Pitman Training Group's own in-house, dedicated Product Development Team continually review the course range and develop vocational training products for the latest and up and coming office based careers, for example skills in events management, web design and paralegal services to name but a few.

Pitman Training Harrow is also an approved examination centre for specific examinations conducted by AAT, IAB, AMSPAR, OCR, BCS, Microsoft (MOS), AAT, CIOBS, FDIS, CACHE, City & Guilds, and CIM.  E-Assessments form approximately 10% of the Pitman network annual turnover and this sector continues to grow rapidly.

KEY STATS

Franchise Type: Resale

Cost of Investment: £90,000**

Average Total Investment: £50,000 – £100,000 (varies based on start-up costs)

Estimated Turnover: £POA

Population: 384,750*

Capture Areas:

  • Harrow
  • Ruislip
  • Pinner
  • Northwood
  • Stanmore
  • Edgware

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.

**VAT may be applicable depending on terms of the sale.