That was how the UK Pool and Spa Awards was described by one lucky winner at The Vox Resorts in Birmingham last week. It was also a night to remember for Biochemica Leisure as we sponsored the Holiday Park Pool of the Year award for the first time. Camila Ruddy presented the award to Hafan y Mor, who we all agreed were deserved winners.
Last month our administration assistant Michelle Hughes stepped into unfamiliar territory. After a two-week holiday in Orlando, Michelle visited her second continent in as many weeks as she landed in Uganda on the 12th October. She took in the towns of Kampala, Mukono and Nakasongola on her visit to the central African country, “It was a once in a lifetime experience, one I’ll never forget” said Michelle. It wasn’t all plane sailing as she admits she was close to returning home after the first couple of days. “It wasn’t easy, I think all the traveling I had done mixed with the jet lag left me all over the place and I got a bit upset on the second day”. However, it was the opportunity to help those less fortunate than her that made her stay.
On Thursday 2nd November our Managing Director John Fraser will have his flask held close to him in his sleeping bag, resting his head on the cold floor as he prepares for a night sleeping rough. Why? He will be taking part in the CEO Sleepout event at Preston Park Museum in Stockton.
The charity, which raises money to fight homelessness and poverty across the UK, was set up in 2013 by philanthropist Andy Preston after two successful Sleepout events were held at Middlesbrough FC and Newcastle United. CEO Sleepout events are now hosted in a number of cities across the UK each year, with executives from Leeds, Manchester, London and Northumberland to take part before the end of 2017.
North East-based water and wastewater treatment specialist, Biochemica Group Ltd, has appointed a new managing director as part of its ambitious growth strategy.
The Billingham-headquartered Company, which counts major blue chip companies across a variety of sectors including food and beverage, petro-chemical, pharmaceutical and utilities among its most prestigious clients, recorded a turnover of £6m, up 23% on the previous year.
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Following a number of outbreaks linked to spa pools in leisure centres, hotels, holiday homes and on cruise ships, the Health and Safety Executive has released new guidance (HSG 282) to assist those who manage or operate spa-pool systems and explains how to manage and control the risks from legionella and other infectious agents.