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SPATA 2016 Gold Award Winner!

Local Swimming Pool Company bathes in glory at the annual

British Pool & Hot Tub Awards 2016

Jetform Swimming Pools, based in Basildon, Essex, is celebrating after collecting a Gold Award at the prestigious British Pool & Hot Tub Awards, hosted by BISHTA and SPATA held on Sunday 31st January, at the Ricoh Arena, in Coventry.  The British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) and the Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA) are the relevant trade associations upholding standards within the Wet Leisure Industry. Rebranded in 2015, the first SPATA awards were won in 1978 and the first BISHTA awards were won in 2008.  These well-established awards, are the UK’s number one wet leisure industry accolades.

Spata 2016 Gold WinnerThe Gold SPATA award was given to Jetform Swimming Pools for Residential Indoor Pools up to £100,000. Robert Wakefield from Jetform Swimming Pools commented “It is fantastic to be recognised by SPATA at the British Pool & Hot Tub awards this year. Taking home a Gold SPATA award is a great achievement especially alongside such worthy contenders. As the industry body, SPATA’s recognition is a testament to the hard work our entire team has put in over the last twelve months.”

The awards event brings together BISHTA and SPATA to showcase the wet leisure industry with the best examples of design, construction, installation and innovation.

Chris Hayes, Managing Director of both BISHTA and SPATA, says, “We congratulate all the winners of this year’s British Pool & Hot Tub Awards.  BISHTA represents 111 specialist hot tub companies across the British Isles and SPATA represents 173 companies in the British Isles and some overseas. We set a high standard for judges from across both the pool and spa industry to score the entries on visual impression and technical merit. Meaning that an award won at the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards is very well deserved, and ownership of one or more of these awards stands as a strong endorsement to consumers of the standard of work a winning company offers.  Each year, the outstanding quality of submissions creates stiff competition. The high quality of the entries provides a fantastic opportunity for showcasing what our members can do for their customers and why it is so important to choose a BISHTA or SPATA member to turn a dream into a winning project.”

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, gather to exhibit their finest products and services, along with promoting themselves and networking 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 20th anniversary annual trade show at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry from 31st January to 2nd February 2016.

Chris Hayes commented further, “This year the show has exceeded our expectations, having sold out much earlier than expected. Once again this has led to the show expanding the size and in the third year of being in Coventry, this is an amazing achievement by the SPATEX team. The Ricoh Arena offers purpose-built facilities, which have given us the opportunity to make the show even bigger and better for our exhibitors and visitors and our plan it to continue with this expansion in the coming years.”