09 February 2017
LSPC Pool Engineer Wins Top Prize at British Pool & Hot Tub Awards 2017
London Swimming Pool Company is celebrating after one of its pool designers, Jason Beirne, won the Paul Kite Award for Pool Star of the Year and a Bronze SPATA Award in the category Residential Indoor Pools over £200,000, at at the prestigious British Pool & Hot Tub Awards, hosted by BISHTA and SPATA on 31 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) uphold 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 industry accolades.
Jamie Smith, managing director at London Swimming Pool Company said, “As the leading industry voice, the recognition of SPATA is a testament to the hard work our entire team has put in over the last twelve months. We are particularly pleased with our ‘Pool Star’ team member Jason Beirne and his incredible achievement this evening”.
A delighted Jason Beirne commented, “It is high recognition to be nominated for the Pool Star of the Year award by my company but to have won is fantastic. I am overwhelmed and very proud to have won. The support and encouragement from my colleagues have been unparalleled, without them it would not have been possible – thank you!”
About the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards
The mission of the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards is to recognise the achievements of the industry, by showcasing the best examples of design, construction, installation and innovation. Entries are nationwide from members of SPATA and BISHTA, who work to set standards governing the installation, construction and operation of hot tubs, swim and exercise spas, pools, spas, saunas and steam rooms. Along with establishing a Code of Ethics by which members abide, the Trade Associations give a voice to the industry. With nearly thirty award catagories, the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards reflect the types of pools, spas and hot tubs to suit all types of budgets.
Entering the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards also opens the door to Europe! Award-winning companies are eligible to be shortlisted for the European Pool & Spa Awards hosted by EUSA (European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations). Winning these awards shines a spotlight on the UK winners raising their profiles in the UK and across Europe.
Sponsors of the SPATA Awards are; Astralpool UK, Calorex Heat Pumps, Certikin International, Fi-Clor, Golden Coast, Heatstar, ISPE, Nsure, OASE, Plastica, Pollet Pool Group, Sprayed Concrete Solutions. Other British Pool & Hot Tub Award sponsors and partners are; Bayrol Spa Time, Compass Pools, Complete Pool Controls, Elite Spas, Spa Crest Europe, Swimming Pool News and What Pool & Hot Tub Magazine.
The British Pool & Hot Tub Awards are held at the Industry Gala Dinner during SPATEX, the UK’s largest Pool, Spa and Wellness Show. SPATEX is an exhibition that sees companies from across the UK and overseas promoting their products and services, along with an opportunity to network with colleagues. SPATEX is not only the UK’s largest but is also the longest running dedicated swimming pool, spa and wellness exhibition, celebrating its 21st anniversary as an annual trade show. SPATEX is in the Ericsson Exhibition Hall at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry from 31 January to 2 February 2017.