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Pro Performance Academy

Former professional footballer Robbie Thompson sep up a private football coaching company working with children of all ages.

About the business

Robbie Thompson knows what it takes to succeed in a team sport. The former professional footballer is passing on his skills and experience though Pro Performance Academy, a private football coaching company working with children of all ages.

Specialising in 1-2-1 and small group coaching, Pro Performance Academy help every young person they work with get to the next level of skills and ability

Business Gateway has been critical to the growth of Pro Performance Academy. We’ve been using their services for the last six months and we drew on their expertise to develop a comprehensive business plan to support our expansion.

How Business Gateway has helped

Robbie said: “Business Gateway workshops provided valuable social media insight which helped us grow our presence online and increase our brand recognition. They identified areas where we required better visuals for our website and worked with us to develop professional content for our social channels.”

As an entrepreneur running a growth business supported by Business Gateway, Robbie says: “The local knowledge held by the business advisers in the Business Gateway offices is a huge help, and I would encourage anyone, whether they are starting out or are more established to make use of their free services.

“We didn’t expect to get so much out of it and initially just hoped for a little bit of guidance about what could be offered by way of funding, but they have been a critical tool for us. The advisers have in-depth and specialist knowledge about the local area, and their advice and contacts are key for anyone who wants to grow their own business.”

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