26 October 2021
A Weekend of Celebration for BSPF President, Jamie Smith, MD at London Swimming Pool Company
The BSPF President’s Weekend (aka the Pool & Hot Tub Industry Weekend) was held in the historic town of Windsor at The Christopher Hotel, opposite the world-famous and architecturally stunning Eton School. The weekend was hosted by the reigning President, Jamie Smith, Managing Director at London Swimming Pool Company and his wife, Caroline.
The President’s Weekend is held biennially and is open to the whole industry, providing a valuable opportunity for guests to network both for business and pleasure and celebrate the President’s two-year tenure.
On the first evening, Jamie and Caroline welcomed guests to dinner. There followed a fun packaged weekend including a boat trip along the Thames, seeing the magnificent views of Windsor, followed by sightseeing around the town, including watching the changing of the guard at the castle. Guests met up again in the evening for dinner at The Boatman, Windsor’s only Restaurant & Public House on the river, which is nestled below Windsor Castle beside the River Thames.
After Saturday's socialising, Sunday commenced with the formal BSPF meeting, chaired by Chris Hayes, BSPF Managing Director at which formal business was discussed. The consensus at the meeting was that the weekend was a great success, providing a much-needed networking forum particularly given the lockdown restrictions over the past eighteen months.
Closing the meeting Chris Hayes said, “The BSPF thanks everyone who supported Jamie’s President’s Weekend. We are very grateful for all of Jamie’s hard work and dedication during his time in office so far. Jamie passes over the presidency to Pete Grinnall at the 2022 Industry Gala Evening hosted by the BSPF on 1 February 2022 which is held during SPATEX (1–3 February).”