Celebrating Excellence: Robert Stapf Named Franchisee of the Year by International Franchise Association

Celebrating Excellence: Robert Stapf Named Franchisee of the Year by International Franchise Association

PHOENIX, AZ – 21/02/2024 – (EMWNews) – In a momentous announcement, the International Franchise Association (IFA) has bestowed upon Robert Stapf, the esteemed owner of British Swim School of Hudson Waterfront, the distinguished title of 2024 Franchisee of the Year. This prestigious accolade was conferred upon Stapf during the 64th IFA Annual Convention held in Phoenix, Arizona, in recognition of his exemplary stewardship as a franchise establishment owner-operator.

Reflecting on this remarkable achievement, Stapf expressed profound gratitude towards his dedicated team, attributing the award to their unwavering commitment and tireless efforts. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of my team over the years,” stated Stapf. “I am immensely thankful for their support; I could not have accomplished this feat alone. From the outset, our mission has been to save lives, and each student enrolled in our survival lessons represents a potential life safeguarded.”

As the overseer of British Swim School of Hudson Waterfront, serving the New York Metropolitan region, Stapf has demonstrated exceptional leadership, contributing to the steady growth of nearly a dozen locations under his purview. His visionary approach and steadfast dedication have garnered widespread acclaim within the franchise community.

Ashley Gundlach, President of British Swim School, commended Stapf’s achievement, describing it as well-deserved and emblematic of the brand’s core values. “Robert’s dedication to the British Swim School ethos and his passion for saving lives exemplify the spirit of our franchise system,” remarked Gundlach. “We are privileged to have him as part of our franchise family, and we applaud his unwavering commitment to excellence.”

The Franchisee of the Year Award, presented by the IFA, honors outstanding franchise owners who have made significant contributions to their respective brands while upholding the highest standards of professionalism and service. Nominated by their parent companies, recipients are selected based on their exemplary service to their communities, commitment to workforce development, and support for fellow franchisees.

Matthew Haller, President and CEO of the International Franchise Association, underscored the significance of Stapf’s achievement, emphasizing its alignment with the ethos of franchising. “Franchisees like Robert epitomize the essence of franchising – providing opportunities, serving others, and realizing the American Dream,” remarked Haller. “We are proud to recognize Robert Stapf with the Franchisee of the Year Award, acknowledging his transformative contributions to both his community and the franchise industry.”

For over four decades, British Swim School has been at the forefront of aquatic education, dedicated to imparting vital water survival skills to individuals of all ages. With a mission centered on ensuring the safety and happiness of every swimmer, British Swim School remains committed to its mantra, “Survival of the Littlest,” prioritizing the acquisition of essential survival skills before advancing to stroke development and advanced techniques.

To learn more about British Swim School and its franchising opportunities, visit www.britishswimschool.com and www.britishswimschoolfranchise.com, respectively.

SOURCE: British Swim School

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