This year, we are back face-to-face, and our 2022 pool plant speakers will be sharing their expertise on the latest topical issues, including energy efficiency and decarbonisation, chemical dosing, water testing, chemical safety, and training. We hope you will join us back ‘in person’ after two years away on Friday 28th October for a day of pool plant learning, face-to-face networking and exclusive show offers from our exhibitors.
Pool water treatment consultant with 38 years’ experience in the industry. Andrew is an STA Pool Plant Tutor, a member of the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers, the Water Management Society, and the Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG).
Colin Day has over 30 years’ experience in the water analysis market with 15 of these being at Lovibond Tintometer, specialising in the leisure and environmental markets. With a degree in Biology and a council member, fellow and former President of ISPE (Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers), Colin is more than qualified to talk on all good practices in water testing. He is also a member of the PWTAG Council. Colin’s main role within the company is helping customers with their water testing queries, discussing their needs and advising which test system would be best for them. Should problems occur, he also helps out with trouble shooting though this is, naturally, a very small part of his responsibilities.
Neil has worked in the energy industry for over 20 years and has vast experience of energy projects in all types of retail, public sector, commercial and industrial buildings. Notable blue-chip businesses he has worked directly for include the University of Manchester, Tesco, Centrica and Viridor. He has also worked as a consultant to many companies such as Sainsbury’s, Pret a Manger, Prezzo and various NHS Trusts. As well as energy reduction projects, Neil has also run an energy procurement consultancy team, data analytics teams and maintenance teams.
Myrtha Pools & Wellness. Since September 2020, Kate has been building and strengthening valuable business relationships with key players within the leisure and sports industry. Delivering superior solutions across all market segments covering competition, hospitality and leisure. Since 1961, Myrtha has been the brand of choice for all the aquatic facilities where performance, quality and stunning designs have been a focus.
Colin has an extensive background in swimming/spa pools with over 25 years of experience in the leisure industry. Prior to this, Colin worked for British Aerospace in a high-end engineering capacity, with his background and experience Colin is considered an expert in swimming pool plant operations and is a member of PWTAG (Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group) as well as the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers.
Robbie Phillips has over 40 years’ senior experience in municipal and private leisure pool management, working in both a contracting and a client capacity. As a pool plant expert, Robbie works to improve standards in pool plant training and is passionate about creating safe hygienic pool and spa operations. He also specialises in plant safe operating procedures for interactive play features, a growing area that he knows is high risk in terms of bacterial infection if not carefully designed and operated.
Luke is STA’s pool plant lead with a career in sport and leisure operations spanning over 20 years. Starting as a lifeguard where he progressed into management with key responsibility for pool plant and running STA Pool Plant courses. Luke is at the forefront of all things pool plant related for the STA. Managing and developing STA’s suite of pool plant qualifications; answering technical questions from members and tutors; tutor training; writing technical articles; consulting with key pool plant stakeholders; event organisation and marketing campaigns. Luke’s goal with the STA is to improve pool plant safety for the industry, assisting in providing a safe environment for children to learn to swim and for people to enjoy water safely.
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