An entrepreneur who visited the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) for help starting his business has taken an Open Space membership as his company grows.
David Johnson is on a mission to ensure physical education in schools is delivered to a high standard and after establishing his business PEAK – Physical Education and Active Kids, and he is already working with five schools across the region.
With nearly 20 years’ experience in the field David has also delivered National programmes on behalf of organisations such as Sport England and the Youth Support Trust and took the steps to self-employment following redundancy, he explains: “I became increasingly aware that the level of physical education in primary schools varied and I wanted to address this as well as helping schools raise the profile and quality of physical education.
“I am very passionate about physical education, the sole intention of starting PEAK was to drive up the standards of physical education in schools in the North East.
“Across the North East, primary schools are relying upon either secondary PE teachers or single-sport coaches to deliver PE. PEAK aim to address this by putting deliverers into schools who are trained and qualified in primary age physical education.”
PEAK also delivers an apprenticeship programme, David continues: “We identify young people who aspire to deliver physical education, we don’t just focus on one sport.”
David chose the Open Space membership at the BIC, which is ideal for businesses on the go and who don’t require a permanent office space, David adds: “I was impressed with the facilities and the support, like Pulse Creative Marketing. They have produced a variety of marketing materials for me which I was very impressed with.”
Donna Surtees, senior space adviser said:
“It is fantastic to welcome David to the BIC community. With access to meeting rooms, quiet spaces and high speed Wi-Fi I am confident that the facility will provide an environment for successful growth.”
For more information on PEAK please visit www.peak-sport.co.uk