‘Only the ‘Best of the Best’ win at the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards’
The combined swimming pool, spa, hot tub and wellness industry attracts entries from companies across Britain and overseas. These national awards bring together members from SPATA (Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association) and BISHTA (British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association) to celebrate the achievements and acknowledge the best, boldest and most creative projects.
With ‘Oscar-Esque’ status in the Water Leisure Industry, the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards 2020 winners were announced in Coventry at the annual Industry Gala Evening, held during SPATEX – the UK’s largest dedicated Pool, Spa and Wellness Show. 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 delighted to be awarded one of the top awards by SPATA the Outstanding Outdoor Pool of the Year along with scoping another six awards. Winning a Bronze award in the Residential Outdoor Pools £50,000 to under £75,000, a Bronze award in the Residential Outdoor Pools £75,000 to under £125,000, a Gold award in the Residential Outdoor Pools Over £125,000, a Bronze award in the Residential Indoor Pools over £175,000, a Bronze award in the Refurbishment Pool of the Year category our colleague, Emily Cumber also won the Paul Kite Award for Pool Star of the Year.
Martin and Delyse Borley of Tanby Pools commented: “We joined SPATA in 1970 and celebrate fifty years of membership in 2020. Over the years, we have won many awards and accolades. This year we are so proud that we have taken home seven SPATA Awards, which include Pool Star of the Year for our fabulous team member Emily, and we also won the Outstanding Pool of the Year Award. We credit our amazing team for our success, who continue to make Tanby Pools a leading, award-winning company in our industry for over fifty years”.
Pool Star of the Year winner, Emily Cumber commented: “To be nominated for the 2020 SPATA Paul Kite Award for Pool Star of the Year by Martin and Delyse was a great surprise, but to win tonight is fantastic. To have won an award for doing a job I love with a great team of people is amazing. I look forward to many more years with my Tanby family”.
About the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards
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 nationally respected 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.
Entering the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards 2020 also opens the door to Europe, as award-winning companies are eligible to be shortlisted to represent the UK in the European Pool & Spa Awards hosted by EUSA (European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations). Winning these awards provides further evidence of the quality of the company and helps to raise their profile in the UK and across Europe. Tanby Pools have previously won 3 EUSA awards.
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”.
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.