Twenty of the UK’s best franchise entrepreneurs were listed for the BFA Franchisee of the Year Awards 2016 and Swimtime was among them!
Huge congratulations to Heather Ratcliffe , Swimtime franchisee in West Midlands, who was a finalist in the Young Franchisee of the Year category. To come so far, against such strong competition, is an amazing achievement.
Heather is a swimming teacher who became Swimtime franchisee in 2011 – our youngest ever. Since then she has tirelessly continued to grow the business and has built a great reputation for the brand in her region. She also introduced us to the Australian brand Vorgee, now our goggles partner across the network.
The award ceremony, supported by HSBC, took place in beautifully decorated Birmingham Town Hall. Heather was cheered by the strong Swimtime representation, including the owner and Managing Director Theo Millward, Business Development Director Rachel Brooks, and the founders and former owners, Linda and Barry Price.