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BISHTA Award Winners 2011

Hot tub companies make a splash at annual industry awards
The British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) Awards were held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel where SPATEX, the UK’s largest swimming pool and hot tub exhibition, held its 15th annual trade show.
A number of companies gained BISHTA Awards, including Euphoria Lifestyle who had a clean sweep in the 'Residential Portable Hot Tub above £10,000' category, while Southern Spas and Saunas won the category of 'Best Innovative Spa' and were runners up in two other categories. Oyster Pools & Leisure was celebrating a great double, as they won the 'Peter Geekie Retail Excellence Award' (SPATA) and they won the 'Best Showroom' category in the BISHTA Awards.
Chris Hayes, Managing Director of BISHTA said: "This year was the 10th anniversary of BISHTA and the Awards once again benefitted from a large number of sponsors and we are very grateful for their support.  The awards profile some excellent work from our members and demonstrate the value of choosing a BISHTA member to purchase a hot tub or swim spa from.

"SPATA and BISHTA host their awards evening at the SPATEX exhibition, part of the Pool Spa and Lifestyle Show, the UK’s largest swimming pool and hot tub exhibition, which also held its 15th annual trade show at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Exhibition Centre over the weekend. This event sees companies from across the UK gather to showcase their most innovative products.  We were delighted to recognise so many of the industry’s hard working companies, these award winners demonstrate that swimming pools, spas and hot tubs bring more to the home than simply leisure; they can be a way to keep healthy, have fun with the children, as well as having relaxation time with family and friends."

The BISHTA category award winners were:
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Residential Portable Hot Tub Below £5,000
Deep End Pools
Runner up: Southern Spas and Saunas
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Residential UK Portable Hot Tub Over £5,000 & Below £10,000
UK Winner: Riviera Hot Tubs
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Residential Overseas Portable Hot Tub Over £5,000 & Below £10,000
Overseas Winner: Sovereign Spas & Pools
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Residential Portable Hot Tub above £10,000 (inc vat)
Winner: Euphoria Lifestyle
Runner up: Euphoria Lifestyle
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Swimspas/Exercise Pools (All Sizes)
Hydropool Spas (UK)
Runner up: Southern Spas and Saunas
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Best Innovative Spa
Southern Spas and Saunas
Runner up: East Midlands Spas
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Best Showroom
Oyster Pools & Leisure