BISHTA and SPATA host their first virtual awards with great success! 

The aspiration for pool and hot tub ownership saw a surge in demand last year, with home, lifestyle and health at the forefront of people's minds. Other factors, such as travel restrictions and the great British weather which blessed the UK in 2020, ensured that many holiday budgets were re-purposed to create an everydaycation experience at home. 

Leading the way for the UK water leisure industry, BISHTA and SPATA invited their members to enter the annual British Pool & Hot Tub Awards. The combined swimming pool, spa, hot tub and wellness industry awards attract entries from companies across Britain (and some from overseas), celebrating the best of construction, design, installation, retail, hire, service and innovation. 

Winners in 29 categories

With 29 categories to be contested (see a full list of winners below), this year's winning and highly commended entries demonstrate the breadth of talent and commitment to quality and service in the industry, even when in the restrictions of a pandemic. 

BISHTA and SPATA were delighted to welcome online their special guest of honour, Danielle Brown MBE to present their top industry awards this year. Danielle, a Paralympic, Commonwealth and World Champion, started archery on her fifteenth birthday after her disability stopped her from taking part in the sports she loved. Danielle won Gold at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and retained her title in London four years later. She became the first disabled athlete to represent England (and win Gold) at the Commonwealth Games in the able-bodied team, and she has won five World Championship titles.

Companies presented by Danielle were: Whitewaters named as the pool company who installed the Outstanding Pool of the Year. The SPATA judges cited this pool installation for "technicality, aesthetics and standards", as the reasons behind their decision. Whitewaters were also the winner of the Dick Millward Trophy for Pool Contractor of the Year. 

Centurion Leisure was named as the winner of the much-celebrated Peter Geekie Award for Retail Excellence. 

Outdoor Living (Leeds) won Gold as the hot tub company with the best showroom, providing consumers with everything they need to choose their new hot tub, accessories and products in a relaxed and inspiring environment. The BISHTA judges also awarded Gold to Hot Tub Suppliers for the Hot Tubs Change Lives category, and they also won Gold and Bronze awards in the Hot Tub Happiness category. 

Judged by a group of industry experts, these awards not only reward companies for their superior work, but they also create an inspirational gallery of award-winning projects for consumers to view, in the knowledge that as trade association members every company is expected to work to British and European standards. Plus, the awards provide an exceptional opportunity to gain press coverage nationally and locally with every winner receiving a complimentary personalised press release, press and media distribution and coverage tracking. 

Chris Hayes (Managing Director of BISHTA and SPATA) commented: "The British Pool & Hot Tubs Awards provides an exceptional stage to celebrate the calibre of talent we have in our industry. I want to congratulate every award winner for their achievements and their continued commitment to providing end-users with high standards of quality and service". 

The 2021 winner's galleries for BISHTA and SPATA are online to view now!

BISHTA WINNERS:

[Sponsored by Barnsley Hot Tubs, CPC, Complete Spas, Jacuzzi, Plastica, RotoSpa & Spa Time by Bayrol]

Residential Hot Tubs below £7,000

  • [North Spas - GOLD] [Home Counties Pools & Hot Tubs - SILVER] 
  • [MySpa UK - BRONZE] [Concept Spa - BRONZE]

Residential Hot Tubs £7,000 to £14,000

  • [North Spas - GOLD] [Euphoria Lifestyle - SILVER] 
  • [MySpa UK - BRONZE] [Concept Spa - BRONZE] [Falcon Pools - BRONZE]

Residential Hot Tubs £14,000 and Over

  • [North Spas - GOLD] [North Spas - SILVER] 
  • [Outdoor Living - BRONZE] [MySpa UK - BRONZE]

Swim / Exercise Spas

  • [Goodwins Hot Tubs- GOLD] [Euphoria Lifestyle - SILVER] 
  • [MySpa UK - BRONZE] [Welsh Hot Tubs - BRONZE]

Hot Tubs Change Lives

  • [Hot Tub Suppliers - GOLD] 

Hot Tubs in a Holiday Setting

  • [Welsh Hot Tubs- GOLD] [UK Leisure Living - SILVER] [Welsh Hot Tubs - SILVER]
  • [Cornish Hot Tubs - BRONZE] [Hot Tub Suppliers - MERIT] [Concept Spa - MERIT]

Hot Tub Happiness

  • [Hot Tub Suppliers - GOLD] [Cornish Hot Tubs - SILVER] [Hot Tub Suppliers - BRONZE]

Showroom of the Year: 

  • [Outdoor Living (Leeds) - GOLD] [North Spas - SILVER] 
  • [MySpa UK (Leicester) - BRONZE] [UK Leisure Living - MERIT]

Best Use of Digital Media: 

  • [North Spas - GOLD] [Hot Tub Suppliers - GOLD] [North Spas - SILVER]

Bishta sponsors 2021

Bishta sponsors 2021

SPATA WINNERS:

Residential Outdoor Liner Pools under £45,000 [sponsored by Plastica]

  • [New Dawn Pools - GOLD] [Home Counties Pools & Hot Tubs - SILVER] 

Residential Outdoor Liner Pools over £45,000 [sponsored by OASE]

  • [Mermaid Pools - GOLD] [Blue Cube Pools - SILVER] [Home Counties Pools & Hot Tubs - BRONZE]

Residential Outdoor One-Piece Pools [sponsored by Complete Pool Controls]

  • [Mermaid Pools - GOLD] [Mermaid Pools - SILVER] [XL Pools - SILVER] [XL Pools - BRONZE]

Residential Outdoor Concrete Pools under £90,000 [sponsored by ASTRALPOOL UK]

  • [Falcon Pools - GOLD] [Centurion Leisure - SILVER] [Falcon Pools - BRONZE]

Residential Outdoor Concrete Pools over £90,000 [sponsored by Pollet Pool Group]

  • [Falcon Pools - GOLD] [Asher Swimpool Centre - SILVER] 
  • [New Dawn Pools - BRONZE] [XL Pools - BRONZE]

Residential Indoor Pools under £90,000 [sponsored by Sprayed Concrete Solutions]

  • [Mermaid Pools - GOLD] [Mermaid Pools - SILVER] [Home Counties Pools & Hot Tubs - BRONZE]

Residential Indoor Pools £90,000 to under £125,000 [sponsored by Golden Coast]

  • [Whitewaters - GOLD] [XL Pools - SILVER] 
  • [Origin Leisure - BRONZE] [New Dawn Pools - BRONZE]

Residential Indoor Pools £125,000 to under £175,000 [sponsored by Dryden Aqua] 

  • [Whitewaters - GOLD] [Falcon Pools - SILVER] [XL Pools - SILVER]
  • [Centurion Leisure- BRONZE] [Origin Leisure- BRONZE]

Residential Indoor Pools over £175,000 [sponsored by Dryden Aqua] 

  • [Whitewaters- GOLD] [Whitewaters - SILVER] [Rockingham Swimming Pools - BRONZE]

Commercial Pool of the Year [sponsored by Sprayed Concrete Solutions] 

  • [Penguin Swimming Pools - GOLD] [Penguin Swimming Pools - SILVER] 
  • [Centurion Leisure - BRONZE] [XL Pools - BRONZE]

Overseas Commercial Pool of the Year [sponsored by Calorex] 

  • [Waves Trading and Contracting - GOLD] [Waves Trading and Contracting - SILVER] 

Overseas Residential Pool of the Year [sponsored by Calorex] 

  • [Exterior Experience Landscaping - GOLD] [Silver Fox Contracting - SILVER] 
  • [NIVEKO - BRONZE] [Exterior Experience Landscaping - BRONZE]

Refurbishment Pool of the Year [sponsored by Golden Coast] 

  • [Tanby Pools - GOLD] [Centurion Leisure - SILVER] [Tanby Pools - BRONZE]

Inground Residential Spas and Wellness [sponsored by Calorex] 

  • [Whitewaters - GOLD] [XL Pools - SILVER] 
  • [Falcon Pools - BRONZE] [Penguin Swimming Pools - BRONZE]

Inground Commercial Spas and Wellness [sponsored by ASTRALPOOL UK] 

  • [Penguin Swimming Pools - GOLD] [Penguin Swimming Pools - SILVER] 

Sustainability Award [sponsored by Heatstar] 

  • [Rockingham Swimming Pools - GOLD] 

Peter Geekie Award for Retail Excellence [sponsored by Certikin] 

  • [Centurion Leisure - WINNER] 

Paul Kite Award for Pool Star of the Year [sponsored by Nsure] 

  • [David Short from Asher Swimpool Centre- WINNER] 

Dick Milward Trophy for Pool Contractor of the Year

  • [Whitewaters - WINNER] 

Outstanding Pool of the Year

  • [Whitewaters - WINNER] 

SPATA sponsors 2021

SPATA sponsors 2021

If you would like to view information about how BISHTA and SPATA can help your company and find out about joining the trade associations, please visit: www.bishta.co.uk / www.spata.co.uk