Annual Awards

Annual UK Pool and Spa Awards Set New Record

Entrepreneur, television celebrity and former winner of The Apprentice, Michelle Dewberry, will be the VIP guest at December’s UK Pool & Spa Awards presentations. Michelle will be attending the event to hear about the industry’s most successful companies and share ideas for industry growth. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in style, this year’s UK Pool & […]

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Show Business

Decisions about premises can make or break a business. But, the big question is: Do you need them? While some water leisure businesses find showrooms are vital for success, others have done very well without having a showroom at all. It seems there is no hard and fast rule. A pool company may not need […]

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PPG

PPG On The Move

New faces at PPG include John Harrold who has been appointed as Business Development Manager and Chrystel Pattenden as Office Manager. It is a busy time for the PPG team who will be relocating to new offices on August 3rd and 4th. During the relocation period there will be a limited office cover on the […]

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Wensum

Family Values

In 1976 Andrea Morrison’s father was a local house builder. His company, R.T Halls Builders, were getting more and more enquiries regarding swimming pools and during the heat wave that year he started building residential pools. Following in his footsteps, Andrea and husband-to-be Syd decided to set up a company to build and maintain swimming […]

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ISPE’s 115th One-Day Seminar took place in March and welcomed more than 40 delegates

ISPE Spring Seminar Success

Over 40 delegates attended ISPE’s 115th One-Day Seminar in March and many of those present later said what an informative and enjoyable day it was. The Institute was delighted to welcome Steve Baker from Solus, who gave a RIBA-approved CPD presentation on slip-resistant tiles and the grades that should be used in different applications, including […]

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Conservative MP, John Glen took time to meet with staff and
learn more about the business and its products.

MP Promises A Protected Future

The Tintometer, a global exporter of water analysis products, was given the opportunity to test a local MP at a recent factory tour. John Glen, the Conservative MP for Salisbury and South Wiltshire, made the important visit to one of the area’s largest employers in March, and took the chance to assure staff at The […]

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Jackie Ceesay and Dash Ganeson pictured in the vast SCP UK warehouse space available at Gatwick

Revamped Facilities Herald New SCP Era

A subsidiary of global pool giants, POOLCORP, SCP UK has launched a new era with the expansion and revamp of its now centralised warehouse and distribution facility at Gatwick. The new look hub now boasts a seminar room and wellness centre within the 45,000 sq ft space. The rationalisation includes the switch from a branch/warehouse […]

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Heatstar service engineers achieved a 96.7% fi rst visit fi x rate.

Heatstar Celebrates Record Results

Analysis of Heatstar’s service engineer’s visits for 2016 shows that 96.7 per cent of mechanical breakdowns were fixed on the first visit. This outstanding result vindicates Heatstar’s investment in maintaining nationwide aftersales service coverage with a team of dedicated and experienced engineers based around the UK. These engineers are employed by Heatstar, trained by Heatstar […]

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Lorne Kennedy

Lorne Kennedy – Operations Director at Barr + Wray

Lorne Kennedy has spent the majority of his career working in various roles within the water leisure industry. He began managing swimming pools then made the move into sales at Brenntag, where he spent eight years as UK Sales Manager. In 2011 Lorne joined Barr + Wray as European Sales Director and he has recently […]

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Speakers at the Maximising Aquatics Revenue were, from left to right, Alyson Zell, Aquatic Business Manager at Freedom Leisure, Helen Meckiffe
of Pool People, Robin McGloughlin of Pool View, Martin Symcox, Director of IQL UK and Water Safety Management at Royal Life Saving Society UK and Nicole
O’Callaghan, Business Development Director at JC Leisure.

Blended Lifeguarding Technology

Lively, well-attended seminars at this year’s Elevate show at London’s Excel included a thought-provoking talk by ‘blended’ lifeguarding specialists, Pool View, on balancing the role of technology for the benefit of staff and users of public swimming pools. A self-confessed ‘early adopter’ Robin McGloughlin of Poolview said it has taken many years of knocking on […]

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