Updated: Feb 20
After, what was for us a brilliant 2019 we were delighted to walk away with one gold and two silvers at the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards which was held in the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
'Only the ‘Best of the Best’ win a British Pool & Hot Tub Award'. The combined swimming pool, spa, hot tub and wellness industry attracts entries from companies across Britain (and some from overseas). These national awards bring together members from BISHTA (British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association) and SPATA (Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association) to celebrate the achievements and acknowledge the best, boldest and most creative projects.
With 'Oscar-Esque' status in the Water Leisure Industry, the 2020 British Pool & Hot Tub Award winners were announced in Coventry at the annual Industry Gala Evening, held during SPATEX (the annual industry trade show on Tuesday 28th January 2020. Presenting the top awards on the night was special guest Jack Laugher MBE, who made history at the 2016 Olympic Games by becoming the first-ever Olympic Diving Champion for Great Britain and then followed it up later with an Individual Silver medal in the 3m Springboard, making him the most successful British diver ever.
We were absolutely delighted to win a Gold and a Silver award in the category ‘Hot Tubs in a Holiday Setting’. It came as a massive surprise as we had never in a million years thought that we would win these prestigious awards, as there had been so many amazing entries from all over the UK. It really does mean the world to us to be recognised as the go-to company for anyone looking to have a hot tub installed in a commercial setting.
But the night wasn’t over for us there… as we went on to win a Silver award in the category ‘Residential Hot Tubs £14,000 and Over’. “Being recognised by BISHTA with three awards this year is a great achievement. We joined BISHTA in 2017 as we saw the importance of working to BISHTA Standards and having staff trained in Water Hygiene Management. During our time as members, we have won numerous industry accolades and pride ourselves as a multi-award-winning company. We have a great team, and we credit these awards to their hard work and dedication” Heather.
Silver award winner for 'Residential Hot Tubs £14,000 and Over'
The mission of the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards is to recognise the achievements of BISHTA and SPATA members, showcasing the best examples in construction, design, installation, retail, service and innovation. Entries are received nationwide from members of BISHTA and SPATA (the respective national trade associations) who set their own standards governing the installation, construction and operation of hot tubs, exercise spas, pools, spas, saunas and steam rooms. Along with establishing industry standards and a Code of Ethics by which their members abide, the trade associations also give a voice to the industry at home and abroad.
Partners and Sponsors of the 2020 British Pool & Hot Tub Awards are; Astralpool UK, Bayrol SpaTime, Bosta UK, Calorex, Certikin, CPC, Dryden Aqua, Fairlocks Pool Products, Golden Coast, Heatstar, Jacuzzi, OASE, Plastica, Pollet Pool Group, Rotospa and Sprayed Concrete Solutions.
Chris Hayes (Managing Director of BISHTA and SPATA) commented: “We have some great people in our industry, and tonight has proved that they can produce great work. We've seen some amazing projects and the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards provides a great showcase for the exceptional talents of our members. I congratulate every winner of this year's awards, and it is my pleasure to work with businesses who strive for the very best and who wish to maintain the highest integrity.”
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, in Coventry. The exhibition provides a platform for companies across the UK and overseas to exhibit their products and services, along with opportunities to network with colleagues and a broad range of ‘must-see’ workshops and seminars running throughout the show.
Both BISHTA and SPATA work on behalf of the industry, but with the consumer in mind. Setting Standards and producing a Code of Ethics by which their members are expected to abide. Providing a route for consumers to purchase water leisure products and services with the peace of mind that companies displaying the trade association logos that are listed on the association’s respective websites, are all reputable and trusted businesses working to appropriate standards.
Winning these awards has really put us on the map and for that we are truly grateful, we can’t wait to see what 2020 brings.