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Our Franchise Owners

One of the things that makes our network so strong is the variety of backgrounds that our Franchise Owners come from and therefore the different strengths and transferable skills that they each bring. From accountants to midwives, from IT project managers to solicitors, from sales managers to swimming teachers, the love of the Puddle Ducks brand and swimming programme is what binds everyone together. Read some of the stories from our network here.

  • Carolyn Sharpe - Puddle Ducks North East

    Carolyn Sharpe - Puddle Ducks North East

    Carolyn's career as an accountant and her love of swimming gave her the perfect combination of skills and passion to make a success of her franchise. She is known locally as Mrs Puddle Ducks!

    Read Carolyn's story here
  • Suzanne & Gary Horton - Puddle Ducks Greater Manchester and Puddle Ducks Worcestershire

    Suzanne & Gary Horton - Puddle Ducks Greater Manchester and Puddle Ducks Worcestershire

    Gary and Suzanne left their successful careers as solicitors and eight years later own two franchise territories and built their own pool in a disused pub!

    Read the Hortons' story here
  • Sarah Austin - Puddle Ducks Bristol & Bath

    Sarah Austin - Puddle Ducks Bristol & Bath

    Sarah was one of our first Franchise Owners and 11 years on is enjoying the success and rewards that her hard work has earned her. Sarah and her team are much loved by her local community because of all she gives back.

    Read Sarah's story here
  • Kim Pinnington - Puddle Ducks North West Midlands, South Cheshire & Wrexham

    Kim Pinnington - Puddle Ducks North West Midlands, South Cheshire & Wrexham

    One of our most recent Franchise Owners, ex-finance manager, Kim bought an established business in South Cheshire but quickly grew this to reach it's full potential before purchasing a second territory - impressive stuff in just two years!

    Read Kim's story here
  • Liz & Phil Gabriel - Puddle Ducks Nottinghamshire & North Leicestershire

    Liz & Phil Gabriel - Puddle Ducks Nottinghamshire & North Leicestershire

    Liz was the first to join the network but they soon saw the potential for both of them to be fulfilled and supported by the Puddle Ducks franchise model and Phil joined soon after. Over the past eight years, they have expanded their territory and bought their own health club and pool to ensure the sustainability of their business.

    Read Liz & Phil's story here