Baby and child swimming school Puddle Ducks has achieved its highest ever ranking in the Elite Franchise Top 100 UK Awards 2023, reaching 20th place.
This much-awaited industry list recognises and ranks the best brands in franchising based on several key factors including growth, support for franchisees, future planning and community involvement.
Co-founder of Puddle Ducks, Jo Stone, comments: “We are thrilled to have achieved our highest Top 100 ranking to date, jumping up 24 places in just a year! We believe this is a direct result of the tireless effort, across our network, that is being invested in supporting franchisees, building our brand and contributing to local communities. A franchise is only ever as strong as the people within it and we are proud to have such a dedicated and ambitious team at Puddle Ducks.
“It’s equally rewarding to be recognised alongside stellar peers from within the franchise community. These are the businesses that inspired is to launch our franchise model in 2007 and we are proud to now be part of the franchise elite and setting new standards for the industry.
“Our franchise model is robust and provides huge support to franchisees as they grow their businesses, alongside immeasurable returns in teaching children valuable life skills. The success and satisfaction of our franchisees remain our most important barometers, but this ranking marks an important milestone in our ambitions as a company.”
Puddle Ducks currently comprises a network 33 franchisees and teachers over 25,000 children to swim each week across the UK. It is the only national swim school that offers classes from bump through to 10 years of age, with all teachers STA and Puddle Ducks qualified. As a network, it now has four owned pools and a further four managed pools, and is entering a new, exciting era of growth and sustainability.
As Finalists for the 2022 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Award, 2022 EWIF Award Winners and with 10 consecutive years of 5* Franchisee Satisfaction, the franchise is swimming into its third decade with a clear vision for the future.
Territories are currently available in:
- London (and surrounding area)
- Cambridgeshire (and surrounding area)
- Birmingham/West Midlands/Warwickshire
- South Wales
- South Scotland
If you would like further information about a Puddle Ducks franchise, please visit www.puddleducks.com/franchising or call 01477 410083