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SPATA Award Winners 2012 Two family businesses dominate pool and spa awards night Two traditional family run, high profile swimming pool builders shared the main glory at the SPATA awards evening in Brighton.
Tanby Pools, based in Surrey and run by Martin and Delyse Borley and Cresta Leisure from Dorset, run by the Bareham family and headed by Tim Bareham shared the Dick Millward Trophy for Pool Contractor of the Year when they equalled the number of points won for their winning pools during the awards.
Tanby Pools won two gold awards for best renovation and best residential pool over £60,000 and a silver while Cresta Leisure won a gold for the best liner pool up to £30,000, two silvers and a bronze.
The other big winner of the evening was Poolcourt Ltd, based in County Wexford, Ireland who won their award for a high profile pool and spa complex at the Garryvoe Hotel, Cork on the west coast of Ireland overlooking Ballycotton Bay. The pool which included a jogging ring and a two lane 25 metre pool as part of the hotel’s spa complex also won a gold award for commercial pools installations.
Richard Bolger from Poolcourt Ltd who are regular winners of SPATA gold medals for their sumptuous pool installations commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have won two prestigious SPATA awards. This double win is a fantastic achievement and winning Pool of Year is a wonderful acknowledgement of our team’s dedication.”
The extended awards again highlighted the achievements of the pool industry by showcasing the best examples of construction, design and innovation.
Chris Hayes, Managing Director of SPATA said: “This year proved to be incredibly popular, creating tough decisions for the judges with a shortlist of 133 entries across 21 categories.” Wensum Pools in Fakenham won another of the night’s top prizes, the Peter Geekie award, sponsored by Certikin International for outstanding retail excellence.
The Fakenham company “know all about first impressions,” said the judges, “with their attention to their customers and excellent reviews, and it shows in their showrooms. Each week they emphasise special offers giving customers new ideas and new products to try.
Seasonal offers and product advancement ensure the showrooms are ever changing and are kept exciting”.
The 2012 SPATA category award winners were:
Concrete Pools Up To £60,000 Sponsored by Sprayed Concrete Services Gold: Gillingham Pools Silver: Tanby Swimming Pools Bronze: Neptune Swimming Pools
Concrete Pools £60,000 And Over Sponsored by BAYROL UK Gold: Tanby Swimming Pools Silver: Harris Pools & Leisure Bronze: John Preston Pool & Spa Services
Liner Pools Up To £30,000 Sponsored by OASE Gold: Cresta Leisure Silver: Deep End Pools Bronze: Neptune Swimming Pools
Liner Pools £30,000 And Over Sponsored by Golden Coast Gold: Oasis Pool Products Silver: I J Cannings & Son Bronze: Home Counties (Horsham)
Residential Indoor Pools Up To £75,000 Sponsored by Sprayed Concrete Services Ltd Gold: Whitewaters Silver: Oyster Pools & Leisure Bronze: Cresta Leisure
Residential Indoor Pools Over £75,000 And Up To £150,000 Sponsored by Stretch Ceilings Ltd Gold: Fowler Swimming Pools Silver: Buckingham Swimming Pools Bronze: Alba/SB Pools
Residential Indoor Pools Over £150,000 Sponsored by BAYROL UK Gold: John Preston Pool & Spa Services Silver: John Preston Pool & Spa Services Bronze: Buckingham Swimming Pools
Non-Traditional Pool Installations Gold: XL Pools Silver: Best Impressions Bronze: Deep End Pools
Special Requirements Pools Sponsored by Heatstar Ltd Gold: David Hallam Ltd Silver: Alba/SB Pools Bronze: Heritage Pools
Commercial Pools Sponsored by Astral Pool UK Ltd Gold: Poolcourt Silver: Cresta Leisure Bronze: Buckingham Swimming Pools