Winners of the 2019 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards have been revealed at the annual wet leisure industry gala evening, held during SPATEX at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry (on 29th January 2019). Presenting the top awards on the night was special guest Charlie Matthews, from Wasps Rugby Football Club, based at the Ricoh Arena. Charlie’s towering presence as a 6ft 8in lock was a huge feature for the Award recipients!
The annual Industry Gala Evening brings together BISHTA (British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association) and SPATA (Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association) in a joint event to highlight the achievements of their members in the wet leisure industry, by showcasing the best examples of design, construction, installation, and innovation.
Local company, Hot Tub Suppliers based in Leicestershire, were awarded three Silver, two Bronze, and a Merit BISHTA Awards. Arun Sarna of Hot Tub Suppliers, said: “We are delighted to have received such prestigious accolades at the 2019 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards. Being recognised with three Silver, two Bronze and a Merit by leading industry voices is an incredible achievement. Our whole team strives for excellence in all that we do, and our win demonstrates their dedication.”
The mission of the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards is to recognise the achievements of BISHTA and SPATA members, by showcasing the best examples of design, construction, installation, and innovation. Entries are received nationwide from members of BISHTA and SPATA and the respective trade associations who set standards governing the installation, construction, and operation of hot tubs, exercise spas, pools, spas, saunas, and steam rooms. Along with establishing a Code of Ethics by which their members abide, the trade associations also give a voice to the industry at home and abroad.
With thirty award categories, the annual British Pool & Hot Tub Awards reflects the variety of pools, spas, wellness and hot tubs that are available to suit all kinds of budgets and tastes!
Entering the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards also opens the door to Europe, as award-winning companies are eligible to be shortlisted for the European Pool & Spa Awards hosted by EUSA (European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations). Winning these awards shines a spotlight on the UK winners raising their profiles in the UK and across Europe.
Partners and Sponsors of the 2019 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards are; Astralpool UK, Calorex, Certikin International, Compass Pools, Complete Pool Controls, Fairlock Pool Products, Golden Coast, Heatstar, ISPE, Jacuzzi Spa and Bath, Nsure, Oase, Plastica, Pollet Pool Group, Spa Crest Europe, SpaTime by BAYROL, Sprayed Concrete Solutions, Swimming Pool News Magazine, Hoseasons - Vacation Rentals and What Pool & Hot Tub Magazine.
Chris Hayes (Managing Director of BISHTA and SPATA) commented: “The 2019 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards ceremony showcased the fabulous quality of the members involved. These awards are an exceptional opportunity to celebrate the outstanding calibre of wet leisure businesses and the business people we have within the British Wet Leisure industry. It was a great opportunity for all participants to catch up with friends and peers which is often difficult to organise without an awards night of this stature. Many of the winners from this year’s awards will now have the chance to be shortlisted to compete in the EUSA, European Pool and Spa Awards 2019 with the awards ceremony taking place at Aquanale, in Cologne in November 2019”.
The awards evening takes place during SPATEX, the UK’s largest dedicated Pool, Spa, and Wellness Show; an event held annually in the Ericsson Exhibition Hall at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, that sees companies from across the UK and overseas exhibiting their products and services, along with opportunities to network with colleagues and a broad range of ‘must see’ workshops and seminars running throughout the duration of the show.
Both BISHTA and SPATA work on behalf of the wet leisure industry with the consumer in mind. Setting Standards and a Code of Ethics by which their members abide. If you would like to find out more about BISHTA and SPATA and find your nearest trade association member company, visit: www.bishta.co.uk / www.spata.co.uk
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