The UK hot tub industry acknowledge the climax of its best performing year with a record-breaking celebration at the 2017UK Pool & Spa Awards ceremony. Held at the prestigious Vox Conference Centre, at Birmingham’s NEC, buoyant celebrations marked a general15 per cent across the board increase. Overall sales reached an estimated £140 million, strengthened by […]
Pool suppliers experienced a surge in sales at the end of November thanks to the increasingly popular special sales days. The American tradition sees prices plummet on the day after Thanksgiving, with the British market adopting the tradition in recent years. For suppliers to the residential pool market these savings are a huge draw from […]
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.