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Golden Coast
SPATA & BISHTA AWARD WINNERS 2011
Pool and hot tub companies make a splash at annual industry awards
Some of the most innovative swimming pool and hot tub companies were celebrating on Sunday night (6 February) after collecting awards at the annual SPATA and BISHTA Awards.
 
The Swimming Pool and Allied Trade Association (SPATA) and British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) Awards were held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel where SPATEX, the UK's largest swimming pool and hot tub exhibition, held its 15th annual trade show.
 
The big winner of the night was Portrait Pools & Enclosures (left) from Southport, Lancashire. They scooped ten awards in total including 'Domestic Pool of the Year'; 'The Dick Millward trophy for Pool Contractor of the Year' and gold, silver and bronze in the category of 'Residential Indoor Pools over £150,000'. They were closely followed by Tanby Swimming Pools who took home seven awards, including three golds. A number of companies gained BISHTA Awards, including Euphoria Lifestyle who had a clean sweep in the 'Residential Portable Hot Tub above £10,000' category, while Southern Spas and Saunas won the category of 'Best Innovative Spa' and were runners up in two other categories. Oyster Pools & Leisure was celebrating a great double, as they won the 'Peter Geekie Retail Excellence Award' (SPATA) and they won the 'Best Showroom' category in the BISHTA Awards.
 
The awards, organised by SPATA and BISHTA, highlight the achievements of the pool industry by showcasing the best examples of construction, design, installation and innovation.
 
Chris Hayes, Managing Director of both SPATA and BISHTA said: "This year was the 50th anniversary of SPATA and the 10th anniversary of BISHTA and the Awards once again benefitted from a large number of sponsors and we are very grateful for their support. The Awards created tough competition for the judges with a shortlist of 114 entries across 28 categories. The awards profile some excellent work from our members and demonstrate the value of choosing a SPATA member to build or renovate your pool and a BISHTA member to purchase a hot tub or swim spa from.

"SPATA and BISHTA host their awards evening at the SPATEX exhibition, part of the Pool Spa and Lifestyle Show, the UK's largest swimming pool and hot tub exhibition, which also held its 15th annual trade show at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Exhibition Centre over the weekend. This event sees companies from across the UK gather to showcase their most innovative products. We were delighted to recognise so many of the industry's hard working companies, these award winners demonstrate that swimming pools, spas and hot tubs bring more to the home than simply leisure; they can be a way to keep healthy, have fun with the children, as well as having relaxation time with family and friends."

The other 2011 SPATA & BISHTA category award winners were:
Concrete Pools Up To £60,000
Sponsored by OASE
Gold: Tanby Swimming Pools
Silver: Portrait Pools & Enclosures
Bronze: Neptune Swimming Pools
Concrete Pools £60,000 And Over
Sponsored by Bayrol UK
Gold: Tanby Swimming Pools
Silver: Tanby Swimming Pools
Bronze: Tanby Swimming Pools
Liner Pools Up To £30,000
Sponsored by Aquaflex Ltd
Gold: Deep End Pools Ltd
Silver: Home Counties (Horsham) Ltd
Bronze: M Clark Swimming Pools
Liner Pools £30,000 And Over
Sponsored by Plastica Ltd
Gold: Deep End Pools Ltd
Silver: Home Counties (Horsham) Ltd
Bronze: M Clark Swimming Pools
Residential Indoor Pools Up To £75,000
Sponsored by Sprayed Concrete Services Ltd
Gold: Tanby Swimming Pools
Silver: Tanby Swimming Pools
Bronze: Ian Lewis Design
Residential Indoor Pools Over £75,000 And Up To £150,000
Sponsored by Stretch Ceilings Ltd
Gold: Portrait Pools & Enclosures
Silver: Portrait Pools & Enclosures
Bronze: London Swimming Pool Company Ltd
Residential Indoor Pools Over £150,000
Sponsored by Bayrol UK
Gold: Portrait Pools & Enclosures
Silver: Portrait Pools & Enclosures
Bronze: Portrait Pools & Enclosures
Non-Traditional Pool Installations
Gold: Cheshire Wellness
Silver: Deep End Pools Ltd
Bronze: Home Counties (Horsham) Ltd
Special Requirements Pools
Sponsored by Heatstar Ltd
Gold: David Hallam Ltd
Silver: David Hallam Ltd
Bronze: Origin Leisure Ltd
Commercial Pools
Sponsored by Astral Pool UK
Gold: Cheshire Wellness
Silver: Beaver International Ltd
Bronze: David Hallam Ltd
Overseas Domestic Pools
Gold: Belhasa Projects LLC
Silver: Belhasa Projects LLC
Bronze: David Hallam Ltd
Refurbishments
Sponsored by Sprayed Concrete Services Ltd
Gold: Asher Swimpool Centre Ltd
Silver: Asher Swimpool Centre Ltd
Bronze: London Swimming Pool Company Ltd
In-ground Domestic Spas And Health Pools
Sponsored by Golden Coast
Gold: London Swimming Pool Company Ltd
Silver: Tanby Swimming Pools
Bronze: Asher Swimpool Centre Ltd
In-ground Commercial Spas And Health Pools
Gold: Cheshire Wellness
Silver: Portrait Pools & Enclosures
Environmental
Sponsored by Calorex Heat Pumps
Gold: Portrait Pools & Enclosures
The Peter Geekie Award For Retail Excellence
Sponsored by Certikin
Gold: Oyster Pools & Leisure Ltd
Residential Portable Hot Tub Below £5,000
Winner:
Deep End Pools
Runner up: Southern Spas and Saunas
Residential UK Portable Hot Tub Over £5,000 & Below £10,000
UK Winner: Riviera Hot Tubs
Residential Overseas Portable Hot Tub Over £5,000 & Below £10,000
Overseas Winner: Sovereign Spas & Pools
Residential Portable Hot Tub above £10,000 (inc vat)
Winner: Euphoria Lifestyle
Runner up: Euphoria Lifestyle
Swimspas/Exercise Pools (All Sizes)
Winner:
Hydropool Spas (UK)
Runner up: Southern Spas and Saunas
Best Innovative Spa
Winner:
Southern Spas and Saunas
Runner up: East Midlands Spas
Best Showroom
Winner:
Oyster Pools & Leisure
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