Swimming franchise Puddle Ducks has established a new board of senior executives to drive the brand forward.
Puddle Ducks really has been making waves recently. The award-winning baby and child swimming franchise has grown significantly since its launch in 2002 and has delegated a new board of senior executives to take it to new heights.
With 32 franchise owners currently in its network, Puddle Ducks has ambitious expansion plans for the future.
Jo Stone, the co-founder, has been appointed Managing Director, and fellow co-founder Tracy Townend will join the new board but step down from day-to-day operations. Ali Beckman, Technical Director and Head Teacher, has also been with the brand from its early days, and is over the moon to take a position on the board.
Gillian Bardin will be leaving her position of Managing Director at financial services group Taylor Patterson to become the board’s Chartered Accountant. In her previous job, she was responsible for business strategy and development, so can bring heaps of experience and expertise to her new advisory role.
The newly formed board will also be supported by five more Puddle Ducks executives, who all bring unique and valuable skills to the table.
Jo Stone commented:
“When we launched Puddle Ducks, we knew that we were creating a business that would fill a gap in the baby and child swimming sector. Making the decision to franchise the business was our next bold move and one that has been a great success. Franchising has allowed us to expand the business across the UK through a dedicated network of ambassadors who all have a vested interest in the brand.
“We are now extremely excited about this next phase of Puddle Ducks. Establishing our new board of directors and supporting steering group allows us to further develop our trusted brand as our network continues to grow.”
We can’t wait to see how Puddle Ducks expands over the next few years! To find out more about the Puddle Ducks franchise opportunity and be a part of the next chapter, click here.
Becky Martin, Point Franchise ©