SWIMMING teacher Tamsin Brewis is celebrating after being named Female Franchisee of the Year in the 2017 British Franchise Association (BFA) HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards.

Her Water Babies franchise was launched in 2004 and now provides baby and toddler swimming lessons at Frank Wise School in Banbury and at venues in Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire.

She said: “I’m stunned and so pleased to have won this award. I honestly couldn’t have done it without the support of my family, friends and most importantly, my team – it’s a huge win for all of us and I’m really glad to see that we’re being recognised.”