Golden Celebration

A golden anniversary and a golden night for the team from Cannings H20
ABOVE: A golden anniversary and a golden night for the team from Cannings H20.

Serving the South West since 1969, and capping a golden 50th anniversary year, the big winners of this year’s SPATA members’ competition were Cannings H20 who bagged four golds and the Dick Millward Trophy for the Pool Contractor of the Year. The Cannings H20 team topped the categories for Residential Outdoor Pools under £50,000, Residential Outdoor Pools £50,000 to under £75,000, Inground Commercial Spas and Wellness and the Sustainability Award to emerge as this year’s points winner. Managing Director, Bradley Cannings commented: “Our success has been based on customer service, reliability and competitiveness. “We consistently strive to ensure these standards are maintained at every level of our company. “Hence the majority of our clients, are repeat customers is testament to our proactive approach to the management and production of high quality workmanship.” The annual Gala Evening for member companies was held in Coventry in January. The event saw SPATA companies celebrate their achievements, showcasing the best examples of design, construction, installation and innovation. We bring you a fast track journey through the 21 SPATA categories reflecting the variety of pools, spas and wellness available to suit all kinds of budgets and tastes.

Luke’s Contributions Recognised
The Paul Kite Award for Pool Star of the Year was this year won by Luke Honnoraty of Golden Coast. Since joining the Devon-based company’s Technical Sales Team in January 2013, Luke has made his mark supporting DEL automatic cover systems. Noted for his terrier-like determination, Luke’s greatest strengths are developing new businesses and opportunities. He’s a great communicator and uses his great interpersonal skills to his advantage: breaking down barriers.

Pearl Of A Win For Oyster
One of the UK’s longest established specialist swimming pool and hot tub suppliers, Oyster Pool & Leisure were named this year’s winners of the coveted Peter Geekie Award for Retail Excellence. Oyster Pools is one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs. Under the stewardship of Barry McCabe, the company has successfully been building pools for over 40 years, and also specialise in the refurbishment of existing swimming pools. The company is also an approved Endless Pools™ dealer and installer.


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Tanby Pools took the top spot in the category for Residential Outdoor Pools £75k to under £125k
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A brace of wins for the multi-award winning XL Pools team
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Kent-based Mermaid Pools won gold in the Residential Outdoor Pools under £50k category
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More accolades for the top performing Falcon pools
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London Swimming Pool Company also took gold in the category for Residential Indoor Pools over £150k
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Whitewaters were rewarded with Special Requirements Pool of the year

For a full list of 2019 SPATA Award Winners check out the e-magazine by clicking here