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.
A young Tyneside woman, who fought back from two life-threatening diseases, celebrated a landmark birthday and a clean bill of health in style thanks to Artesian Spa dealers, North Spas of Birtley. Rachel White was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis in November 2011. She made a full recovery but five months later, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and had to undergo an emergency operation.
‘Opportunities’ provided the theme for the annual Jacuzzi Spa and Bath training seminar held at the Rookery Hall Spa and Conference centre in the heart of Cheshire, writes Christina Connor. UK-based dealers were given statistics on another record- breaking year of sales for the Jacuzzi hot tub brand.
Pool & Spa Scene editor, Christina Connor, was invited to take the wraps off the new Vita Spas model at the recent UK Pool & Spa Expo.
Iain Crighton, the chairman and owner of Peterborough-based Crightons Hydropool, was honoured with carrying the torch for a leg of the 2012 London Olympics.