BISHTA Celebrates Industry Excellence with the annual British Pool & Hot Tub Awards

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.

Welcomed by Toastmaster, Brian Sylvester, guests not only enjoyed a drinks reception and a superb three-course meal, but they were also thoroughly entertained by a Queen Tribute band and danced the night away until the early hours.

Rob Malone presented the British Pool and Hot Tub Award ceremony with the award winners announced by; Will Dando (BSPF President), Pete Grinnall (BISHTA Chairman) and Richard Carrington (SPATA Chairman) with help from this year’s award category sponsors.

Thank You to our 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.

Big winners of the night were SPATA award winners Cannings H20 who was awarded the Dick Millward Trophy for the Pool Contractor of the Year, Oyster Pools & Leisure who were awarded the Peter Geekie Award for Retail Excellence and Falcon Pools who were the overall winners of the Outstanding Pool of the Year. The top BISHTA Award Winners were North Spas who won a total of seven awards and Hot Tub suppliers who won six awards.

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.

The BISHTA award winners can be viewed on the homepage of the website (Award Winners Video) Or in the winner’s gallery. You can however ‘like’ the Facebook page to see daily updates, including the award winners’ posts.   

You can view the images of the awards evening and relive the fun of the night here.

Dates for your Diary: the 2020 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards entry will open this year in June and close at the beginning of November 2019. The annual Wet Leisure Industry Gala Evening (which hosts the awards ceremony) will be on Tuesday 28th January 2020 and bookings will open on 18th November 2019 and close on 10th January 2020.