Record Turn Out For Institute

At the recent 116th ISPE One-Day seminar, held near Hemel Hempstead, ISPE Vice President Colin Day announced that the day’s attendance of over 50 delegates was the highest attendance at an ISPE Seminar since November 2008. The morning’s sessions looked at various aspects of water treatment and water problems and there were seven, 15-minute presentations. […]

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Sharron Davies

Simply The Best

The UK’s combined water leisure industry was praised by Olympian Sharron Davies MBE, as the industry rolled out the red carpet for the 2016 UK Pool & Spa Awards. The popular sports personality and TV presenter was the guest speaker at the awards ceremony which returned to the prestigious Vox conference centre part of the […]

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Unsung Heroes Recognised

A host of talented swimmers, volunteers and aquatic professionals were recognised by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) at their inaugural awards ceremony in October. Split into eighteen categories, the awards celebrate the commitment and achievements of those involved in aquatics. Among those recognised was national leisure operator Everyone Active, who took home the Facility Operator […]

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New Faces Make A Splash

It was a case of the old guard making way for the new as a number of first-time recipients stood up to accept awards at the recent Swimming Pool and Allied Trade Association presentations. With no less than 16 companies all taking home golds; the celebrations were more evenly spread than in living memory. The SPATA organisation represents 178 pool building and retail companies, the majority based in the UK. It announced this year’s winning projects at a ceremony held at the De Vere Grand Hotel in Brighton, in February. The competition was fierce with 133 projects vying for victory in 21 categories compared with 85 entries in 22 categories last year.

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