Nationwide baby and child swim school wins ‘Rising Star of the Year’ Award

Puddle Ducks Franchising

Puddle Ducks, the nationwide baby and child swim school franchise, is celebrating after being named as Elite Franchise’s ‘Rising Star of the Year’ at their 2023 awards.

With head offices based in Holmes Chapel, Puddle Ducks is the only 100% child-led swim school in the UK and continue to lead the way in the swimming lesson marketplace throughout its 20th year in business, with a 20% increase in customers, higher than pre-pandemic. Puddle Ducks also continues to expand its network of franchises across the country. 

With demand for swimming lessons remaining incredibly high across the UK, Puddle Ducks franchise owners are actively embracing this opportunity for innovation and business growth.

Jo Stone, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Puddle Ducks commented: “We were thrilled to win this award at the Elite Franchise Top 100 Franchises awards last week.  It was the icing on the cake for our 20th position in the Elite Franchise Magazine Top 100 franchises and testament to all of the incredible Puddle Ducks team. The venue for the awards was stunning, with amazing views of the Tower Bridge in London all evening”.

This latest award is a continuation of the recognition received by Puddle Ducks throughout 2022. Its accolades included: finalist for the British Franchise Association HSBC Franchisor of the Year Award 2022, winner of the new Franchisee of the Year in the Encouraging Women in Franchising awards and being the first company to achieve an unprecedented 10 consecutive years of Workbuzz rated 5* Franchisee Satisfaction. Most recently, celebrating the success of franchise owner at Puddle Ducks York, Hull and East Yorkshire, Ellie Cawdell, who has been announced as a finalist at the EWiF Awards 2023.

For further information about Puddle Ducks, please visit or call 01477 410084.


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