Basking in golden BISHTA hat-trick glory

Catalina Spas retailer Jane Veysey has been basking in the glory of landing her third successive BISHTA Gold Awards for Best Website and Best Showroom during the 2015 Awards presentation in Coventry.

Having helped All Swim to break its all time sales record in 2014, with the best performance stretching back throughout the family-run company’s 42 year history, Jane claimed her hat-trick of Best Showroom and Website Gold Awards during the presentation ceremony that was hosted for the second time at the Ricoh Arena, following the first day of SPATEX.

JaneVeyseyBISHTAwinnerPicJane, pictured, who is under the ‘Hot Profile’ spotlight in the current issue of Hot Tub Retailer magazine, was rewarded again for not resting on her laurels and making improvements to All Swim’s award-winning modern 5,000sq’ft headquarters at the Link Trade Park in Penarth Road, Cardiff, which she runs with her husband, Andrew.

Judges noted that All Swim ‘use enticing well laid out shop zones, crisp display areas and an uncluttered use of point of sale materials’. They also stated that the All Swim showroom provides ‘somewhere consumers feel at ease’.

High levels of professional retailing were also recognised during the SPATA Awards presentation ceremony with All Swim’s second successive Peter Geekie Award for Retail Excellence, which was sponsored this year by Caldera Spas distributor Certikin International.

“It’s unbelievable to have won the two BISHTA Best Website and Best Showroom awards again for the third consecutive year,” said Jane.

“Before we entered this year’s BISHTA awards we enhanced our showroom and so we proved to the judges that we are continuing to improve and we’ve not just rested on our laurels.”

During the presentation evening BISHTA Gold, Silver and Bronze recognition went to:

Residential Hot Tub Below £7,000  
Gold: Oyster Pools & Leisure 
Silver: Oyster Pools & Leisure

Bronze: Hydropool UK 

Residential Hot Tub between £7,000 and £14,000 
Gold: Welsh Hot Tubs 
Silver: Oyster Pools & Leisure

Bronze: Deep End Pools 

Residential Hot Tubs £14,000 and Over 
Gold: Falcon Pools 
Silver: Oyster Pools & Leisure

Bronze: Deep End Pools 
  
Residential Hot Tubs in an Overseas Setting 
Gold: Hydropool UK 
 
Swim Spas and Exercise Pools 
Gold: Hydropool UK 
 

Hot Tub in a Business Setting

Gold: Oyster Pools & Leisure

Silver: Deep End Pools

How Hot Tubs Changed My Life 
Gold: Hydropool UK 
Silver: Deep End Pools 
  
Best Showroom and / or Exhibition Display 
Gold: All Swim 
Silver: Hydropool UK 
  
Best Website 
Gold:  All Swim 
Silver: Hydropool UK

During the SPATA Awards prestigious recognition went to:

Residential Outdoor Pools up to £40,000 sponsored by CPC 
Gold: XL Pools 
Silver: Deep End Pools 
  
Residential Outdoor Pools £40,000 & under £60,000 sponsored by OASE 
Gold: XL Pools 
Silver: XL Pools 
Bronze: Aquavale Swimming Pools 
  
Residential Outdoor Pools between £60,000 & under £80,000 sponsored by Astralpool UK 
Gold: XL Pools 
Silver: XL Pools

Bronze: Tanby Pools 
 

Residential Outdoor Pools £80,000 and over sponsored by Pollet Pool Group 
Gold: Portrait Pool & Enclosures 
Silver: Tanby Pools 
Bronze: Asher Swimpool Centre

Bronze: Origin Leisure 
 

Residential Indoor Pools up to £100,000 sponsored by Fi-Clor 
Gold: Rigo Spa 
Silver: Origin Leisure 
Bronze: Rigo Spa 
  
Residential Indoor Pools over £100,000 sponsored by Golden Coast 
Gold: London Swimming Pool Company

Bronze: London Swimming Pool Company

Gold: Portrait Pools & Enclosures  
Bronze: Portrait Pools & Enclosures

Special Requirements Pools sponsored by Heatstar 
Gold: Whitewaters 
Silver: Oyster Pools & Leisure 
Bronze: Portrait Pools & Enclosures

Above Ground Pools
Gold: Home Counties Pools and Hot Tubs 
  
Commercial Pools sponsored by Astralpool UK 
Gold: Letts Swimming Pools 
Silver: Portrait Pool & Enclosures 
Bronze: Grayfox Swimming Pools

Refurbishment Pools sponsored by Pollet Pool Group 
Gold: Unipools 
Silver: Tanby Pools

Silver: Deep End Pools

Bronze: Deep End Pools
Overseas Commercial Pools
Gold: Belhasa Projects LLC 
  
Overseas Residential Pools
Gold: Belhasa Projects LLC 
Silver: Belhasa Projects LLC 
  
Inground Residential Spas and Health Pools sponsored by Fi-Clor 
Gold: London Swimming Pool Company 
Silver: Rigo Spa

Inground Commercial Spas and Health Pools
Gold: Rigo Spa 

Sustainability Award sponsored by Calorex Heat Pumps 
Gold: London Swimming Pool Company 
  
The Peter Geekie Award for Retail Excellence sponsored by Certikin International 
Gold: All Swim 
  
Paul Kite Award for the Pool Star of the Year sponsored by Nsure 
Winner: Joe Pocock (Tanby Pools) 
  
The Dick Millward Trophy for Pool Contractor of the Year 
Winner: XL Pools 
  
Pool of the Year 
Winner: Letts Swimming Pools 

Following the presentations BISHTA and SPATA Managing Director Chris Hayes highlighted that BISHTA represents over 100 specialist hot tub companies across the British Isles and SPATA represents in excess of 170 companies. He also reported that judges had faced a difficult task determining who would come out top in the award process.

“We congratulate all the winners of the BISHTA and SPATA Awards this year,” said Chris.

“As we set our standards high for both trade associations, the award winners keep coming up with even more fabulous entries! 

“The outstanding quality of submissions this year has certainly created some stiff competition, making it a difficult job for the judges in determining who should receive what level of Award.

“The high quality of the entries will aid us in showcasing what our members can do for their customers and why it is so important to choose a BISHTA or SPATA member to turn your dreams into reality.”

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