Theo Millward

Managing Director | Swimtime


Theo Millward is a graduate of Lancaster University with a BBA in Management and has experience in IT consultancy at IBM and Finance at Grant Thornton. Theo has 5 years senior industry experience at the UK Swimming Teachers Association being the architect of unprecedented growth and innovation. In 2016, Theo took the opportunity to purchase the UK’s largest independent, award winning swim school, Swimtime, which teaches 20,000 children a week in hundreds of sites across the UK. Since the change in ownership, Swimtime has seen a surge in growth, the relaunch of the brand and the deployment of a ground-breaking management system that brings cutting edge digitisation to the business. In recognition of this step change in growth, in 2018 Theo was a finalist in the prestigious Great British Entrepreneur Awards for Scale Up recognising high growth businesses. Outside of Swimtime, Theo founded Stagetime, which runs performing arts classes for children and the Youth Leisure Company which aims to totally reimagine childcare in the UK by focussing on health and wellbeing through sport and the arts.