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.
Some of the stand-out projects and performances from 2011 are recognised in the Pool and Spa Scene Annual Awards.
Cheshire’s Mere Golf Resort & Spa has set new standards at every turn. Already a sought-after wedding and conference venue, a luxurious five-star hotel is now under construction and is scheduled to open in 2012. Outside, Mere’s golf course is one of the practice courses for the Open Championship. Originally created in the 1930s from […]