Jim’s Pool Care franchisee scoops national SPASA award

By Sarah Stowe | 28 Apr 2021 View comments

A Jim’s Pool Care franchisee has scooped a national win at the SPASA awards, taking out the top pool service technician award.

Chris Newman from Jim’s Pool Care Shellharbour has been in the industry for 20 years, and garnered awards in the past. But this was the first time he has been named Best In-Field Service Technician in Australia.

Newman was also awarded several SPASA NSW state awards including Infield Service Technician and Best Mobile Service Business awards.

He said “I am happy just going about running my business and keeping my pool customers happy, but I am also very motivated to succeed and winning the best pool technician in Australia has been on my bucket list of goals”.

Newman’s award-winning business in Shellharbour is the second outlet for the franchisee who built a large Jim’s Pool Care business in Sydney before moving to the  Illawara region.

Brett Blair, general manager of Jim’s Pool Care, praised Newman for his consistent high performance and contribution to the network.

“Chris has helped train many of the new business owners in and around Sydney and has always been a great mentor to fellow franchisees,” he said.

“We  also know how passionate he is about helping his customers and making sure their pools always look their best, so for that I would like to personally congratulate Chris for his amazing service and his string of recent awards.”