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Awards & Recognition

At Puddle Ducks we set the highest standards for everything we do – from writing and running the best swimming classes in the industry to running a successful business and offering franchisees the opportunity to reach their own potential.

Below we profile some of our recent achievements and awards.  This recognition inspires us to continue developing, growing and improving every aspect of our business every day.

  • STA Logo STA World Partner:  We are proud to be recognised as a World Partner of the STA, the world’s largest independent swimming teaching and lifesaving organisation.  Today with more than 8,000 members, the STA (a registered charity) has the vital objective of “The preservation of human life by the teaching of swimming, lifesaving and survival techniques.”

       

    EWIF Woman Franchisor of the year finalist logo Finalist: EWIF Woman Franchisor of the Year Award.  This is the third time in four years that we have been finalists for this award which recognises the work we do to encourage women to make the step into franchising and run their own successful businesses

     

    Winner: Smith & Henderson 5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction Award. These awards are unique as they are based on an anonymous franchisee satisfaction survey about their franchise ownership. The 5* Franchisee Satisfaction award is given to franchisors who received above average feedback across all five areas measured. This is the fourth year running that we have won this award.

  • bfa Franchisee of the Year 2015Winner: bfa Female Franchisee of the Year.  Carolyn Sharpe of Puddle Ducks North East won the British Franchise Association Female Franchisee of the Year award in recognition of the huge success of her Puddle Ducks franchise.

     

    2015 5 Star Franchisee SatisfactionWinner: Smith & Henderson 5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction Award. These awards are unique as they are based on an anonymous franchisee satisfaction survey about their franchise ownership. The 5* Franchisee Satisfaction award is given to franchisors who received above average feedback across all five areas measured. This is the third year running that we have won this award.

     

    2015 Best Franchise Awards: Continuous ImprovementWinner: Best Franchise Awards (Continuous Improvement). Awarded to franchisors that have improved their anonymous franchisee satisfaction survey results two years running. This is the second year in a row that we have won this award.

      
    E3 Business Awards Finalist 2015Finalist: Business of the Year, E3 North West Business Awards. The E3 Business Awards set out to recognise these enterprising and forward-looking organisations; the entrepreneurs and educators from across the North West who are working hard today to lead the return to regional prosperity.

     

    EWIF Franchisor of the year finalist 2015Finalist: EWIF Woman Franchisor of the Year award. The second time in three years that we have been finalists for this award which recognises the work we do to encourage women to make the step into franchising and run their own successful businesses.

  • Best Franchise Awards Winner 2014Winner: Best Franchise Awards.  The Smith & Henderson awards sponsored by RBS are unique as they are based on actual franchisee feedback an anonymous Franchise Satisfaction Benchmark survey about their franchise ownership.


     5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction 2014Winner: Smith & Henderson 5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction Award. The 5* Franchisee Satisfaction award is given to franchisors who received above average feedback across all five areas measured. This is the second year running that we have won this award.

     

     2014 Best Franchise Awards Continuous Improvement AwardWinner: Best Franchise Awards (Continuous Improvement). Awarded to franchisors that have improved their anonymous franchisee satisfaction survey results two years running.