Continuing out tour of the UK’s thriving hot tub market, Ashleigh Bissett visits the picturesque county of Devon… Spa retailers in Devon are anticipating a record-breaking sales season, with many already reporting a rise in sales figures compared to this time last year. Hydropool Devon are on track to double their turnover this year, while […]
Partners in a failed home hot tub firm that went down with debts of £2.7 million took more than a million pounds out of the business for themselves, fraud trial jurors heard.
An expert accountant called by the prosecution to assess Staffordshire-based Spaserve’s three and a half years of trading concluded that the partners were having money the business could not afford.
Two of the partners, principal shareholder Simon Foster and Stuart Cox are on trial accused of fraudulent trading and conspiracy to defraud. With them in the dock is general manager Johnathon Husselbee. They all deny the charges.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year – Shropshire-based ABS Pools is owned by Roger and Sarah Fildes, who bought the company in June 2003 from Alan Barr.
Kent based, pool and spa manufacturer and equipment supplier Procopi UK Ltd has added a familiar face and another 23 years of experience to their sales team
The much-anticipated UK Pool & Spa Expo got off to a flying start at the NEC Birmingham opening a new chapter on a book that looks set to be a best seller for the UK water leisure sectors.
Stephen Crabb, of Catalina Spas, was honoured with a special achievement award, one of the highlights of the recent British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) Awards.
Already weakened by the combined impacts of the economy and the weather, the spa sector is facing its severest challenge yet, warns Stephen Weller, one of the founder members of the UK and European spa trade. “The spa and swimspa market is saturated with the industry currently out-performing double glazing and time share sellers in questionable sales techniques and dubious claims,” says Stephen. “The internet is expensive for legitimate companies while used by the worst rogue traders and this will not change while major consumer shows, in the past enjoyed by many companies, are now a sales monopoly for one supplier,” Stephen continues.
Hosting one of the biggest corporate events of its kind for many years, AquaFinesse UK recently welcomed a group of over 100
new and potential dealers for a weekend of work, rest and play in rural Wales.
Over 300 guests from 13 countries were invited to Bayrol’s home city to experience Bavarian hospitality and to discover the city of Munich and its surrounding area.
Heavenly Bavaria was the theme for the Bayrol customer event, which took place from October 2 – 4.
Pool & Spa Scene magazine has teamed up with Hydropool Hot Tubs to offer a reward of £500 for information leading to the recovery of three stolen spas and the conviction of those responsible.