A firm which constructs swimming pools has scooped a hat-trick of awards.

Cresta Leisure, which is based in Dorchester and builds and maintains swimming pools in the Bridport area, won gold and two silver across three categories in the Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA) Awards

Cresta was represented at the event by Simon Bareham, managing director, and his father Tim Bareham, company founder and chairman.

Cresta Leisure won:

* Gold – Residential Outdoor Pool with an Enclosure

* Silver – Residential Outdoor Pool over £125,000

* Silver – Residential Outdoor Pool £75,000 – £125,000

Simon Bareham said: “This year the competition was particularly strong in the categories we entered. Other highly respected pool companies had entered some beautiful pools, so we were especially pleased to have been recognised for our entries. It’s a huge accolade for the Cresta team and we are very grateful for our customers’ support.”

Cresta Leisure is one of only two companies to have won the highly prestigious accolade of Pool Contractor of the Year, in 2012 and 2016.

The awards, organised by SPATA, which represents around 175 specialist companies across the UK, Ireland and overseas, highlight the achievements of the pool industry by showcasing the best examples of swimming pool construction, design and innovation. In 2018 the event celebrates its 40th year and is the longest running and most well-established awards event for the industry in the UK.