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EUROPEAN INDUSTRY AWARDS

Celebrating Europe-wide Industry Excellence – The EUSA Awards Splash Down at SPATEX! With two British companies receiving recognition, we highlight all of the winning entries from the 2017 EUSA Awards, which were presented at the Industry Gala Evening held during SPATEX 2018 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry

E 2017 AWARD WINNERS DOMESTIC OUTDOOR POOLS Gold: Woodtli Schwimmbadtechnik (Switzerland) Silver: Woodtli Schwimmbadtechnik (Switzerland) Bronze: SSF Schwimmbad GmbH (Germany) DOMESTIC INDOOR POOLS Gold: SSF Schwimmbad GmbH (Germany) Silver: Portrait Pools (UK) Bronze: Cheshire Wellness (UK) DOMESTIC SPAS Gold: Vivell & Co AG (Switzerland) Silver: Fardef Piscine (Italy) Bronze: Diffazur Piscines (France) DOMESTIC HOT TUBS Gold: Guenan Piscines (France) Silver: KGR / Proco Iloé (France) Bronze: Rainer Köppen Schwimmbadtechnik (Germany) DOMESTIC POOL ENCLOSURES Gold: Concept Alu (France) Silver: Abrisud (France) Bronze: SSF Schwimmbad GmbH (Germany)

ach year, the European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations (EUSA) holds an awards event to celebrate the fantastic work of their National Association members. The European Pool & Spa Awards are usually held at different pool and spa exhibitions across Europe and the 2017 event is the fifth time the event has been held. The UK’s SPATEX exhibition provided the venue for the latest Awards which took place on Tuesday 30 January during the Industry Gala Evening in the Premier Lounge at the Ricoh Arena, in Coventry. Entrants within the five competitive Award categories came from across the current 14 EUSA member countries and the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners from each category were announced by new EUSA President Mille Örnmark. Underlining the prestigious nature of the Awards, the majority of winners sent company representatives to the ceremony to collect their Awards in person and the big winners on the night were German company SSF Schwimmbad GmbH who collected three Awards across three different categories. As in previous years, there was success for UK companies in the latest Awards too. Both came in the ‘Domestic Indoor Pools’ category with Portrait Pools picking up a Silver Award and Cheshire Wellness collecting a Bronze Award. EUSA represents approximately 2,500 companies from all areas along the supply chain, adding value to swimming pool and spa businesses. It represents craftsmen, installers, wholesalers and manufacturers

Cheshire Wellness collect their Bronze EUSA Award from Mille Ornmark (Eusa President)

All the EUSA Award winners celebrate on stage

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and the industry of the swimming pool and spa businesses across Europe. The awards were judged by top industry professionals representing many of the 14 EUSA member countries. The 2017 awards were organised by EUSA, to showcase the best examples of construction, design and innovation of pools and spas from European companies. Founded in 2006, EUSA is registered in Brussels and its objectives are to strengthen and coordinate the spirit of European unity between all of its members and to provide a voice for craftsmen, the trade, wholesalers and the water leisure industry across Europe. Andreas Petridis (EUSA President 2016 – 2017), commented: “I have been extremely proud to be at the helm through these exciting times for EUSA, as we celebrate the fifth European Swimming Pool and Spa Awards. The calibre of competition entries was outstanding, providing an exceptional opportunity to celebrate our industry and share best practice like never before.” Moving forward for 2018, the influence of EUSA and the combined support of its national pool and spa association members lead by the new President Mille Örnmark are sure to have a fantastic impact on the industry. The message is clear in providing water leisure companies across Europe with a reason to celebrate their achievements and also with the opportunity to promote pool and spa equipment as an exciting and inspiring lifestyle choice for consumers in this ever demanding life we live in.

UK success – Andrew Rutherford From Portrait Pools collects a Silver EUSA Award from Mille Ornmark (Eusa President)

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) April 2018  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...

SPN (Swimming Pool News) April 2018  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...