Name: Lani Wilkinson Role: Logistics Supervisor for Superior Spas Date joined: April 2019 Stand Out: Lani won ‘employee of the month’ in August 2020 as voted for by her colleagues for her hard work and being so helpful despite being so busy. What is your role? I am the main contact for our partner network […]

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The Barcelona from Platinum Spas… Offering two loungers and three seats, Platinum Spas have unveiled their newly updated Barcelona hot tub as the perfect family spa This new design from Platinum Spas has moved away from the stereotypical Chinese manufacturing to a North American philosophy – by sourcing the highest quality components and craftsmanship. Customer […]

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Sunbeach Spas continued its UK brand growth with a first visit to the Holiday Park & Resort Innovation Show. “This was Sunbeach Spas first visit to the holiday park show and what a great success it was with lots of interest from the holiday park owners especially with the energy efficiency of our hot tubs,” […]

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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 […]

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Partners Took Millions From SpaServe

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.

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First Edition Is Best Seller

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.

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Tough Times Forecast For Spa and Hot Tub Retailers

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.

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