Winners of the 2017 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards have been revealed at the industry gala evening, held during SPATEX at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry (on 31st January 2017) with a guest appearance from British Paralympian Swimmer, Ellie Simmonds OBE. Who presented a number of awards and received a standing ovation from the crowd in recognition of her fantastic achievements as a British Olympic gold Medallist and World Record Holder.
Hosted by the British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) and the Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA) this awards evening brings together the two UK industry trade associations in a joint event, showcasing the wet leisure industry. Rebranded in 2015 and first awarded in 1978, these well-established awards, are the UK’s number one wet leisure industry accolades.
Big winners of the night were Portrait Pools and Enclosures (based in Cheshire) who won eight SPATA awards as well as The Dick Millward Trophy for Pool Contactor of the Year and the Outstanding Pool of the Year Award. Also celebrating were Cannings H20 (from Devon) who picked up two SPATA awards and three BISHTA awards, while Home Counties Pools and Hot Tubs (based in Sussex) were the overall winners of the Peter Geekie Award for Retail Excellence along with a second gold award. Not to be outdone, North Spas (from Durham), Hot Tub Suppliers (Leicestershire) and Hydropool Devon all came away with two BISHTA Gold awards apiece.
About the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards
The mission of British Pool & Hot Tub Awards is to recognise the achievements of the wet leisure industry, by showcasing the best examples of design, construction, installation and innovation. Entries are received nationwide from members of BISHTA and SPATA who set standards governing the installation, construction and operation of hot tubs, swim and exercise spas, pools, spas, saunas and steam rooms. Along with establishing a Code of Ethics by which their members abide, the Trade Association also give a voice to the industry at home and abroad.
With nearly thirty award categories, the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards reflects the types of pools, spas and hot tubs to suit all kinds of budgets and tastes from the serene to the spectacular!
Entering the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards also opens the door to Europe! 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 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards are; Astralpool UK, Bayrol Spa Time, Calorex Heat Pumps, Certikin International, Compass Pools, Complete Pool Controls, Elite Spas, Fi-Clor, Golden Coast, Heatstar, ISPE, Nsure, OASE, Plastica, Pollet Pool Group, Spa Crest Europe, Sprayed Concrete Solutions, Swimming Pool News and What Pool & Hot Tub Magazine.
The awards evening is held alongside SPATEX, the UK’s largest Pool, Spa and Wellness Show, an event that sees companies from across the UK and overseas exhibiting their products and services, along with opportunities to network with colleagues. SPATEX is not only the UK’s largest but is also the longest running dedicated swimming pool, spa and wellness exhibition, holding its 21st anniversary as an annual trade show. SPATEX is in the Ericcson Exhibition Hall at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry from 31st January to 2nd February 2017.