BISHTA News Issue No: 248

BISHTA News:  Issue 248 – 6th December 2013

Items featured this week:
1.  Industry Awards Evening – Please Call the Office for Tickets!
2.  SPATEX 2014 is SOLD OUT!
3.  Water Treatment Training Course – Last Call for Bookings!
4.  WaterSafe – The New Scheme for Approved Plumbing Businesses
5.  FREE Water Hygiene Webinars – Provided by the RSPH

1.  Industry Awards Evening – Please Call the Office for Tickets!
Judging of the BISHTA Award entries has now taken place and we would like to thank those Judges for giving their time and expertise on the day.  Bookings are now being taken for the Awards evening event which in addition to the BISHTA and SPATA Awards will also feature the previously announced ISPE Awards.  Make sure that you join us all on Sunday 2nd February at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry to find out who the winners are!  Details about the evening can be viewed here and click here for the menu.  Tickets cost £59.95 + vat and can be purchased by contacting the office on 01264 356211.

2.  SPATEX 2014 is SOLD OUT!
With two months to go until the curtain rises on SPATEX 2014 at the Ricoh Arena’s Jaguar Exhibition Hall in Coventry (Sunday February 2nd to Tuesday February 4th), all exhibition space has been sold. SPATEX’s Organiser, Michele Bridle, is over the moon: “The Industry has spoken loud and clear in its support for the move to the Ricoh Arena. The sell-out reinforces the fact that SPATEX is the wet leisure industry’s original and most representative Show. I would like to send a personal thank you to all the Exhibitors, both longstanding and new. The SPATEX team, in return, pledge to do our utmost to make the Show, in its new purpose-built exhibition hall, an unparalleled success.” Visitor Registration is FREE, go to Further Information: Contact Michele or Helen in the SPATEX office T: 01264 358558, or Michele (

3.  Water Treatment Training Course – Last Call for Bookings!
This all day course is due to take place on Wednesday 11th December from 9.00am at The Old Golf House Hotel in Huddersfield.  The cost of the water hygiene management course is £125.00 + VAT for members and £165.00 + VAT for non members.  Please call the office to book.

4.  WaterSafe – The New Scheme for Approved Plumbing Businesses
The WaterSafe Installers’ Scheme which was launched in October. Some of you will already be familiar with WaterSafe. For those of you who have not heard about the Scheme, it has been set up as a register and search facility giving plumbing installers recognition, credibility and promotion while also making it easier for customers to find a reputable, qualified and competent plumber.  WaterSafe is a nationwide name customers can trust, enabling them to search online for their nearest WaterSafe Approved plumbing businesses.  WaterSafe has the backing of all UK water companies, Water UK and the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, not to mention the invaluable support of the seven schemes under the WaterSafe banner, including: APHC, CIPHE, SNIPEF, WIAPS, Anglian Water’s A Plus, Severn Trent’s WaterMark and Thames Water’s TAPS.  For the latest news, you can follow WaterSafe on Twitter @WaterSafeUK.

5.  FREE Water Hygiene Webinars!
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) have arranged a new programme of 11 free Water Hygiene webinars taking place throughout 2014.  The live 60 or 90 minute webinars will bring together experts to debate issues and share best practice from a global perspective. Sessions will be interactive offering delegates the opportunity to pose questions.  These will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday 22nd January 2014 at 1.00pm (Global View on Water Safety and Introduction to Water Safety Plans)
  • Wednesday 19th February 2014 at 1.00pm ( Waterborne Pathogens in Urban Areas: Myths, Presumptions and Facts).

Other dates are currently being arranged, to register and view the full programme click here

‘We would appreciate your views on this e-newsletter and welcome any information that you feel could be of benefit to other members.  Best wishes from the BISHTA Team’.

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