Aqua Warehouse Group hosted a visit from representatives of the Covana lift system recently, cementing the blossoming relationship between the two companies that has been further enhanced with sales up by 170% in the first six months of 2019. Sebastien Madore, General Manager for Covana was full of praise for the growing achievements of Aqua […]
Authorities were quick to close down a wellness shop near Bournemouth after nine people were hospitalised due to an unconfirmed outbreak of the potentially fatal Legionella infection. Of the 14 people taken ill, following a visit to the Healax Salt Caves and Spa in Kindon, Doreset, nine had been treated in hospital and responded well. […]
Hot tub retailers across the country have been taking part in shows and putting on their own events to help support 2019 sales. Norfolk-based Wensum Pools were celebrating an outstanding Royal Norfolk Show appearance with revenue up 100 per cent on the previous year and more high-end tubs sold than normal. “For us, the Royal […]
Allowing members ‘24-7’ access to the information they need, the 2019 BISHTA Standards are now available to their members in a paper format, and also available online via the members’ area of the BISHTA website. Replacing the 2010 version, there are now nearly 100 pages in the BISHTA Standards, including useful appendices. It is envisaged […]
The little-known village of Garforth has been dubbed “Hot Tub Capital of Yorkshire” by a local spa business. Garforth, which nestles nine miles outside of Leeds, was crowned with its title by local distributor, Outdoor Living, with the company making its proclamation based on its sales data over the past 12 years. It was revealed […]
Spaeuro has undertaken a strategic overhaul of its UK and European business, a move that coincides with new ownership of the British spa parts suppliers. From now on, the South Wales based distributors will be playing to its strengths, focusing on two main product specialisms; filter cartridges and replacement spa covers. The new owner of Spaeuro is Peter Hogg of New Zealand- based Magnum Filters.
SCP UK is embarking on a new chapter in the history of the company with the appointment of Dash Ganeson as Managing Director. Dash, originally, from Kuala Lumpur, came to the UK as a teenager to pursue his studies and completed his professional exams to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in 1987. His subsequent career has spanned a global framework and includes postings in London as well as abroad in Asia and the Middle East.
Water parks have been a formidable entertainment industry in the United States and are an emerging water leisure force in the UK, as Jan Hurst reports…
When he passed away in 2001, a 22-year-old Gemma Sage was left to run Servochem, the specialist cleaning chemical business her father had built before his untimely death. “He was leaving me as a very young managing director, but he had the confidence in me to run the company on a day-to-day basis” says Gemma. “I was determined to give it my best shot by maintaining the foundations of the company of providing good quality products and an excellent service with the support of our very loyal team,“ she adds.
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.