Claire White who runs Seriously FUN Swimming Schools in Kent was named Franchisee of the Year at’s first Top Franchise Awards!

Claire beat 24 other nominees to scoop the top Franchisee of the Year Award which was voted for by over 3,000 members of the public. Claire was recognised for her achievements in building a highly successful and profitable business, with over 350 customers across 6 venues and a team of part-time teachers.

Jonathon Madden, Managing Director of Seriously FUN, said: “We are so proud of what Claire has achieved and she thoroughly deserves this award. Through hard work and a passion for what she does, Claire has built an amazing swim school with a loyal team of teachers and customers who are raving fans.”IMG_0073

The awards sponsored by Lawbite, celebrate the best family friendly franchisors and franchisees. They recognise franchisors who have empowered women in business by providing a successful business model and giving franchisees the advice and support they need to succeed.

The awards were judged by former Apprentice winner Yasmina Siadatan, Gillian Nissim – Founder of, Clive Rich – Founder and owner of LawBite, Deepali Nangia – Investment Director of Wild Blue Cohort and Mandy Garner – Editor of
Gillian Nissim, founder of, said: “We are delighted at the very high standard of entries in our first Top Franchise Awards. I would like to congratulate all our winners and shortlisted franchisors and franchisees. We were highly impressed by the level of support and professionalism they demonstrated and believe they act as a beacon for others looking to develop flexible business models.”