Trade Association

Trade Association Alliance

Away from Brexit, British industries are still looking to strengthen their ties with Europe and the rest of the world. Chris Hayes, Managing Director of the British Swimming Pool Federation (BSPF), was among the representatives of 16 nations meeting at Cologne’s Aquanale event to announce the formation of a World Alliance of Pool and Spa […]

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BSPF Welcomes New President

Alex Kemsley, the incoming BSPF President, gives his view on his forthcoming year in office… Taking on the role of BSPF President is a great honour, given the existing work commitments that I already have with my own company and as Chairman of BISHTA and also as a PIP Committee member. It is reassuring to […]

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BSPF Stand

A Warm Welcome Awaits You

In this very special 20th anniversary year for SPATEX, the BSPF, BISHTA and SPATA have a busy few days planned at the show to showcase the work of the respective associations and the work of its members, alongside the other 100+ exhibitors. Visit stand A1 (just to the right of the main entrance), where the […]

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Winning Streak

The Swimming Pool and Allied Trade Association (SPATA) and the British and Irish Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) joined together for the newly named British Pool & Hot Tub Awards in February, to celebrate the achievements of their member companies. Held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry and timed to coincide with the SPATEX swimming pool […]

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The XL Pools team notched up three gold and two silver accolades, plus the Dick Millward Trophy for Pool Contractor of the Year at the SPATA and BISHTA awards in February.

Winning Streak

The Swimming Pool and Allied Trade Association (SPATA) and the British and Irish Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) joined together for the newly named British Pool & Hot Tub Awards in February, to celebrate the achievements of their member companies. Held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry and timed to coincide with the SPATEX swimming pool […]

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Hot Tub Fraudster Pays Back Just £10

  POOL & SPA SCENE EXCLUSIVE The main player in a fraudulent home hot tub firm which went under with debts of £2.7 million has been ordered to cough up just £10. Hundreds of customers across the country were cheated by Staffordshire-based Spaserve with faulty goods or hot tubs that never arrived. A jury at […]

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New Forest Challenge For BSPF Revellers

Pool & Spa Scene editor Christina Connor was among some 50 guests who gathered for the annual BSPF weekend which this year centered in and around the New Forest. The annual event is an informal social gathering for key individuals from companies involved with the Swimming Pool and Allied Trade Association and the British and […]

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Pool Industry Polices Itself

A delay in the publication of revisions to Part L of the Building Regulations – which the government said it would publish in May – could put back the implementation of the changes by up to six months.

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Thorpe Steps Down As Certikin Chairman

After 36 years of dedicated service, Certikin’s Chairman, Patrick Thorpe, is retiring from the business. The son of a Kentish coal miner, Patrick, 64, has been a key fi gure in steering Certikin’s growth from a modest, though signifi cant, UK distributor to a major part of Fluidra, one of the world’s largest multi-national companies. Patrick joined Certikin in 1972 as Financial Controller when it was owned by Brian Stannah, of Stannah stair lift fame and Bob Kent who was Managing Director.

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