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MANUFACTURED IN THE UK

Flying The Flag For British-made Products While a lot of products used in the wet leisure sector are produced abroad, there are numerous quality solutions that are made in the UK too – and in addition to helping the wider economy and providing jobs, there are a number of additional benefits to buying British-made goods. In this issue, we take a closer look at those benefits and some of the products within the wellness sector that are flying the flag for UK manufacturing By Jon Wadeson

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s an industry, wet leisure on the whole tends to rely products which are often imported and that fact becomes even clearer when you focus in on certain sectors, including spas, hot tubs, saunas and steam, or the ‘Wellness’ sector as I like to call it. Now, that’s probably no real surprise given that the UK was relatively late to the whole wellness scene. Hot tubs for example originated in the USA so of course it follows that the sector is dominated by brands from there, or at least from north America, and of course, increasingly from China too. The same is true for many components that are used. Think saunas and it’s a similar story. Finland and the Nordic countries have been enjoying their use for centuries so again it follows that many brands are northern European. But dig a little deeper and you quickly find a number of British companies that have been and still are going about their business and enjoying successes as the wellness sector becomes ever more popular. We’ve all heard the ‘Buy British’ mantra – but why exactly? What are the benefits? Well there are many reasons to do so and the obvious one is that it helps to keep British people employed meaning that the economy benefits from money being paid to local people who then are likely to spend most of their income in Britain. There are ‘green’ reasons too. With local manufacturing there should be a much lower

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impact on the environment too as products are supplied to the immediate market and that’s becoming increasingly important to many purchasers. Another reason is that British manufacturing genuinely is amongst the best in the world, resulting in quality Rotospa offer fast fulfilment products, time after of orders, UK based service teams and free UK factory time. Companies training to all partners who manufacture in the UK can usually provide much shorter BRITISH-MADE lead times and can PORTABLE HOT often respond to TUBS FROM THE special requests WEST MIDLANDS Rotospa is the UK’s only hot tub much quicker than Rotospa is the UK’s only manufacturer and they produce companies who import hot tub manufacturer. quality affordable, truly portable hot tubs that last a lifetime products. Should Established for more than something go wrong 15 years, they produce with a product, if it quality affordable, truly is locally manufactured, it’s likely it can be portable hot tubs that last a lifetime. The repaired or exchanged easily too. political uncertainty of the times proposes Finally, and this is quite a big reason exciting opportunities for retailers offering the given recent events, currency exchange rate Rotospa range, who are perfectly placed to fluctuations have a much lower impact on give choice to the large and growing group of products manufactured in the UK. consumers who wish to purchase quality UK So it’s not just a case of national pride – made products and support British business. there are genuine and compelling reasons to A large proportion of prospective source products manufactured in the UK . customers will expect to have a choice

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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...