Jenny Brown scoops Franchisee of the Year Award



Jenny Brown scoops Franchisee of the Year Award

Jenny Brown, owner of the Puddle Ducks West Yorkshire franchise, which specialises in providing swimming lessons for babies and young children, is delighted to have been awarded the accolade of national Franchisee of the Year.

The award was presented to Jenny by Puddle Ducks founders Jo Stone and Tracy Townend, at the Puddle Ducks annual conference and awards ceremony held at the prestigious De Vere Cranage Estate in Cheshire.

Jo commented on Jenny receiving the Franchisee of the Year award and said: “We could not be prouder. She is so enthusiastic and dedicated to her Puddle Ducks business and to teaching children from 0 to 10 to swim. She is not only supportive of her own team and customers, but of other colleagues and franchisees, always offering any help or advice she can. She actively encourages ideas from her team to make improvements to the service they provide.

“Jenny has been instrumental in piloting new innovations on behalf of the franchise network. She has worked tirelessly with Puddle Ducks national office to make sure all new initiatives have been 100% tested and proven within her franchise before being rolled out to the network. She is a true ambassador for Puddle Ducks.”

Puddle Ducks was set up by Jenny eight years ago and it has since gone from strength to strength. They provide swimming lessons at nine different venues, teaching eighty five swimming lessons a week and have over 500 little swimmers across Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield and surrounding areas in West Yorkshire.   

Jenny commented on her award: “Receiving this award is an amazing achievement. It would not have been possible without having my amazing team around me, who work so hard and are as passionate about what we do each and every day as I am. I would also love to thank our little swimmers and their families for their continued support and loyalty.”

Puddle Ducks is the only national swim school that offers classes from bump through to 10 years of age and all of our teachers are STA qualified. Teachers focus on developing independent swimming in a nurturing environment with individually tailored activities to suit all abilities.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a Puddle Ducks franchisee you can join them at one of their Discovery Days, the next one is on Friday 8th March 2019.

For more information about owning a Puddle Ducks franchise please visit  or call the team on 01477 410083.

Photo caption L to R: Jo Stone; Puddle Ducks co-founder, Jenny Brown; Franchisee of the Year and Tracy Townend; Puddle Ducks co-founder.