Chris Wyle, master franchisee for School is Easy Great Britain, shares why he decided the education franchise was a great fit for him
It’s important that potential franchisees get a feel for the people behind the business they are considering investing in. To be as transparent as possible, Chris Wyle, master franchisee for School is Easy Great Britain, shared why he decided School is Easy was a great fit for him.
“My journey to becoming a master franchisee started around 2012 when I was feeling pretty disillusioned with my management role within the financial services,” says Chris. “I loved the elements of helping my teams develop new skills but I was dissatisfied with the daily grind and I wanted to be able to enjoy my growing family.
“I coupled my passion for people development with my drive to be my own boss and with those things, I found a home with a Pitman Training franchise.”
Chris opened his first Pitman Training centre in Birmingham and from there, scaled his education empire to include eight training centres.
“I was thrilled when the Pitman Training franchise network was purchased by a forward-thinking ed-tech company called LaunchLife Inc and even more thrilled when they introduced me to one of their other excellent educational brands – School is Easy – and asked if I’d like to become the master franchisee for England, Scotland and Wales,” he explains.
That was back in late 2020 and since then he and his team have been rapidly expanding the network which is a testament to the incredible demand for private tutoring.
“In fact, the demand is predicted to grow year on year by 14 per cent which means the UK industry will be worth a staggering £4.5bn by 2025,” says Chris. “In me, I believe you have a franchisor who knows exactly what it is like to dream of a better work-life balance, to make it happen, to experience the setbacks, to celebrate the successes and ultimately build an empire!”
To know more about investing in tutoring and building a profitable, recession-resistant business, School is Easy is holding a discovery session from 10:30 am on Saturday, 5 March, in Birmingham. Potential franchisees will have a chance to meet Chris, the head office team and an existing franchisee to help explore if there’s a mutual fit.
Book a place at the School is Easy discovery session.