As the only hot tub retailer to be awarded the prestigious Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday award, Sapphire Leisure has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the back of a warehouse in Bicester. What started as a bit of a gamble back in 2004, has developed into a thriving hot tub business. […]
Coming face to face with a Dragon would leave most shaking in their boots but it was an opportunity not to be missed for growing Jacuzzi hot tub retailer Ruggles Leisure. Husband and wife team Keith and Lisa Ruggles attended the Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday winner’s event in January and were presented with their […]
‘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.
Delaying the need to invest in expensive shops and showrooms, the hot tub hire market has been providing a useful first stepping stone for would-be spa retailers for many years. Now, more established water leisure businesses, looking to diversify in order to bring in much sought-after cash flow, are dipping their toe into the hot tub hire market. “More spa dealers are looking at the potential of the hire market to increase not just their cash-flow but their prospect lists,” confirms Chris Alcock of Interhiva UK.