In 1976 Andrea Morrison’s father was a local house builder. His company, R.T Halls Builders, were getting more and more enquiries regarding swimming pools and during the heat wave that year he started building residential pools. Following in his footsteps, Andrea and husband-to-be Syd decided to set up a company to build and maintain swimming […]
To support their members and the wider water leisure industry, BISHTA and SPATA work together to ensure that they are represented across Europe, both for networking with other national pool and spa associations in EUSA and also in the development of European Standards. Through these contacts, it is easier to be aware of and share […]
Switched-on hot tub businesses look to maximise the spending value of every customer contact. While every website click, e-shot, home installation or service visit presents an opportunity for promotion and sales, it’s the showroom visits that are the top tier on the cake when it comes to ‘sealing the deal’. The showroom is the window […]
As the summer draws to a close, spa and hot tub companies across the country can finally take a well-earned breather after a hectic, yet rewarding, show season. Many dealers reported record-breaking sales figures and exceeded targets as the warm weather heightened interest in the outdoor living lifestyle and its associated products. “The summer disappears […]
Switched-on businesses look to maximise the spending value of every customer contact. Every visit to a pool and spa showroom or leisure pool venue presents an opportunity to attract added value sales.
The UK swimming pool and spa sectors celebrated one of its best years in a decade at its annual UK Pool & Spa Awards with an *eight per cent increase in business. More hostages to fortune with the unpredictable British weather, rather than the economy; two months of sustained summer temperatures in July and August […]
Jacuzzi UK teamed up with Norfolk dealer’s Wensum Pools for an episode of ITV’s Love Your Garden last month. The popular programme, presented by celebrity gardener, Alan Titchmarsh and co-presented by long-time Jacuzzi favourite, David Domoney, features garden make-overs for deserving recipients. Jacuzzi donated a J335 to Ian Costello, a soldier who has returned […]
Oozing infectious enthusiasm, the effervescent Conrad Bos clutches a packet of frozen peas as he welcomes me to the Bosta UK headquarters in Suffolk, writes Christina Connor.
“This is to remind us of the importance of Ps,” enthuses Conrad, Bosta’s UK managing director. “P for people; p for product and p for proper planning – we all
need to remember the peas,” he smiles.
It was a case of the old guard making way for the new as a number of first-time recipients stood up to accept awards at the recent Swimming Pool and Allied Trade Association presentations. With no less than 16 companies all taking home golds; the celebrations were more evenly spread than in living memory. The SPATA organisation represents 178 pool building and retail companies, the majority based in the UK. It announced this year’s winning projects at a ceremony held at the De Vere Grand Hotel in Brighton, in February. The competition was fierce with 133 projects vying for victory in 21 categories compared with 85 entries in 22 categories last year.