TWO YEAR TARGET FOR URBAN OASIS

Therme Manchester, the UK’s first city-based wellbeing resort, is on course to begin work later this year with construction scheduled to take around 24 months. It is the first in a nationwide rollout of the Therme concept, set to include Glasgow, London and Wales. Expected to attract up to 20,000 visitors a day, Therme Group’s […]

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN

Emily Martin reports as we look forward to the forthcoming Commonwealth Games… The eyes of the world will be on the West Midlands this summer as the city of Birmingham will play host to elite athletes from around the world flocking to participate in the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The prestigious international sporting event is held […]

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FLYING THE FLAG

Barr +Wray has built its export market over nearly six decades… Barr + Wray is a UK based company that more than lives up to its main marketing message of ‘everything water’. With a multi-million turnover and sustained profit margin, the company is a champion of British enterprise. From as far back as 1959, B+W […]

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Cutting Edge

In the first of a regular UK tour of pool companies, we get things off to a strong start in Scotland… With other well-known names north of the border, like Eagle Leisure, Kinniburgh Pools, to name but a few, Scotland is a land rich in culture, history, whisky, haggis and, you guessed it, pools. With […]

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Sad Farewell To ‘Larger Than Life’ Character

The UK swimming pool industry lost one of its ‘larger than life’ characters with the death of Joe Smith recently aged 70. Best known as the founder of the Premier Gunite Company, Joe had a reputation for working hard and playing hard; enjoying nothing more than celebrating success with a story or two from the […]

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