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Guests enjoying the Gala Dinner evening

Guests at the Awards enjoyed a pre-dinner drinks reception

Celebrations At The British Pool & Hot Tub Awards 2016 Presented by BISHTA and SPATA, The British Pool & Hot Tub Awards highlight the achievements of the wet leisure industry, by showcasing the best examples of design, construction, installation and innovation from trade association approved companies and the Awards provide a platform to drive press and consumer interest for the UK’s Wet Leisure and Wellness industry


or the third year, the gala awards evening took place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, alongside SPATEX (celebrating its 20th anniversary), the UK’s leading and largest Wet Leisure and Wellness Exhibition. The gala evening is open to the whole industry, giving visitors and exhibitors to SPATEX the opportunity to extend their stay to enjoy the show and attend the evening. The evening was hosted by Rob Malone, supported by Richard Carrington (BSPF President and SPATA Chairman) and Alex Kemsley (BISHTA Chairman) to present

the awards along with the awards category sponsors. The awards evening began with the re-presentation of the ISPE 2015 awards by the ISPE’s President, John Cheek. A fantastic night started with pre-dinner drinks, with a three-course dinner, with magicians keeping guests entertained between courses, followed by entertainment from variety guest duo, the Harper Brothers. Back by popular demand, the Photo Booth returned to capture candid shots for guests to take away as a memento and the night continued until late with a disco. The SPATA and BISHTA awards provide a

fantastic opportunity for the industry to come together, providing not only a great night, but an opportunity to promote the awards far and wide. In business terms, it’s a chance to network with industry peers, where new contacts and business relationships are begun. Ultimately, the awards are an important platform to showcase the best available hot tubs, spas and swimming pools, raising the profile of the wet leisure industry (as a whole) driving awareness to UK consumers. It’s never been a better time to join BISHTA/SPATA, working together to give our industry a stronger voice! SPN

Magicians kept guests entertained between courses

At the Gala Dinner, the industry raised £4,195 for Jonah Gillingham, son of the owners of SPATA members Gillingham Pools, to assist with medical expenses to fight a disease called aHUS

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Entertainment was provided by variety guest duo, the Harper Brothers 21/03/2016 16:48

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