Internet Voting Helps Decide Winners….

Standing room only for the recent UK Pool & Spa Scene Awards presentations
 
For the first time ever, on-line voting has played a major part in deciding the winners of the annual UK Pool & Spa Awards. Internet voters were able to play their part in finding the best in 12 varying award categories that recognise product, project and business excellence.

Run by the Pool & Spa Scene magazine, the UK’s leading water leisure publication, the annual UK Pool & Spa Awards, this year, for the first time, has been run in association with the UK Pool & Spa Expo.

“You do not have to be affiliated to any trade organisations in order to take part, so this truly is the first opportunity, for the majority of water leisure companies in the UK, to be recognised in this way,” commented Pool & Spa Scene magazine publisher Christina Connor.

“By partnering with the UK Pool & Spa Expo, Pool & Spa Scene magazine is delighted to give our annual award winners an even bigger platform to promote themselves, their products and services not to mention some outstanding projects,” Christina added.
“Not that these awards are just about the winners, but the entire water leisure industry, that stands to benefit from the publicity generated from these totally independent awards.”

INTERNATIONAL JURY

More than 50 companies were asked which pool and spa companies and products had stood out for them in 2012. This helped our independent jury create this year’s short-list of nominees. Verified e-mail votes counted towards 40% of the overall total with the other 60% being decided by the international Pool & Spa Awards jury. The presentation event was timed to coincide with the inaugural UK Pool & Spa Expo held at the NEC.
Winners were presented with certificates and trophies at an informal champagne reception followed by a buffet held in the Oasis Suite of the Crown Plaza hotel at the NEC on Thursday January 24. Winners automatically received marketing support to promote their win from the specialist promotional team at Waterland Media.
Nominations are already being gathered for the 2014 Pool & Spa Awards which promise to be the biggest event yet.
Please email awards@poolandspascene.com for an entry form.

UK POOL & SPA AWARDS 2013

ROLL OF HONOUR
Cheshire Wellness fought off some strong competition to win the UKPSE Best In Show Award for 2013

Best In UK Pool & Spa Expo Show

Winner: Cheshire Wellness

Runner Up – Dreamwater Lounge

Highly Commended – Vita Spas and Bosta


Commercial Pool of the Year Award

Winner: London Aquatics Centre

Runner Up – Mere Golf & Country Club

Highly Commended – The Hurlingham

 

Alan Thorne receives The Product Of The Year Award from Claire Saunders of UKPSE

Product of the Year Award

Winner: Hydrobench, Hydropool

Runners Up –  Splash Deck, Pool Platforms

Highly Commended – Smartgear, Intopool

Claire Saunders of UKPSE presents the award for Website Of The Year to David Bland of Portrait Pools

 

Website of the Year Award

Winner: Portrait Pools

Runners Up – Cheshire Wellness

Highly Commended – Waxman Group

 

Founder of Hot Tub Cinema, Asher Charman, was at the recent UKPSE to accept the award for Pool & Spa Photograph Of The Year

Photograph of the Year Award

Winner: Hot Tub Cinema

Runners Up – Baby Boomers, Water Babies

Highly Commended – Elephant Toy, Waterco

 

David Clark of the Lifestyle Group receives the trophy for Best Pool Refurbishment, presented by Claire Saunders of UKPSE

Refurbishment of the Year Award

Winner: Cosgrove Park, The Lifestyle Group

Runners Up – Woodbury Park, Hotel & Golf Club

Highly Commended – Royal Commonwealth

 

Peter and Rachel Grinnall from Complete Spas receive their award for UK Spa Project Of The Year

Best Spa or Hot Tub Project Award

Winner: Steep Challenge, Complete Spas

Runners Up – Casa Sara Spa, Falcon Pools

Highly Commended – Jersey Spa, Florida Pools & Spas & Night & Day, Euphoria Leisure

 

An outstanding evening for the Cheshire Wellness team, as Will Skynner collects the trophy for Best Residential Pool Of The Year

Residential Pool of the Year Award

Winner: Stand Out Design, Cheshire Wellness

Runners Up – Lansdowne, Falcon Pools

Highly Commended – La Frere, Florida Pools & Spas & Redbourne, Portrait Pools

Darren Waters of Spafix receives the plaque as UK Pool & Spa Suppliers Of The Year

  Pool & Spa Suppliers of the Year Award

Winner: Spafix

Runners Up – Certikin International

Highly Commended – Hotspring

 

Hydropool’s Perfection promotion, featured exclusively in Pool & Spa Scene magazine, won the 2013 Advertisement Of The Year award for Hydropool.

Best Advertisement of the Year Award

Winner: Perfection, Hydropool

Runners Up – Soft Option, Global Resins

Highly Commended – One Day you will, Mineral Supplies International

Theo Mantoura and Christina Mantoura of The Pool & Spa Company receive the trophy for Best UK Showroom from UKPSE’s Claire Saunders, centre.

 Showroom of the Year Award

Winner: The Pool & Spa Company, Kent

Runners Up – H2o, Exeter

Highly Commended – HotSpring World, Peterborough

Team of the Year Award

Winner: Hydropool

Runners Up – Country Leisure

Highly Commended – Pollet Pool Group

Special Award For Services To The Pool & Spa Sectors

In recognition of their outstanding service and on the celebration of their 50th anniversary,

Certikin International

The presentation of this year’s UK Pool & Spa Awards were preceded by a champagne reception and buffet