The Team

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Ben Woodward BSc (hons)

Ben Woodward, Ben Woodward Fish, Aquariums, Lakes, Water Features, Hassocks
Company Profile and Raison d’etre Thank you for considering for your project, I am Ben Woodward the director of and Universal Aquaculture Limited. I am responsible for the overall management of projects from beginning to end. Fair Pricing Policy : I implement a one price for all policy; I feel this is key to the success of the company which is built on recommendation and trust. The highest level of customer care & fair pricing is paramount for all of our clients. My qualifications and experience are as follows: BSc (hons) – Aquaculture and Fishery Management FdFsc – Degree in fishery science Studied Marine and Freshwater Biology at University of Wales Aberystwyth. National Diploma – Triple Distinction in Aquatics and Ornamental Fish Management Certificate in Anatomy and Physiology of fish Certificate in Diseases and Pathogens of fish OATA certificate in fish biology Awarded the 2004 Rolfe C Hagen Glass Rose dish for best performance in Fish Science at the centre of excellence Sparsholt College. Published in: Tropical Fish Magazine Practical Fish Keeping Marine Habitat Magazine (expert panel) Marine World Magazine Consulting for the BBC in ornamental fish affairs appearing on: BBC Radio 4 BBC Radio 4 Gardeners Question Time 2004 and 2009 BBC Radio 5 Live BBC Southern Counties BBC Radio Kent BBC Radio Cumbria I run an innovative multi-disciplined company responsible for the design, build and project management of all aspects of ornamental and commercial fishery management. In addition we are a distributor of fish and aquatic products - specialising in the high end and bespoke markets. We are a multifaceted company covering all aspects from water features, garden ponds, lakes, fish farms and awe inspiring aquariums. We are a relatively small company but with customer care and their specific requirements at the heart of our business. Notable Projects: Responsible for the renovation of many Sussex water features built circa 1890’s Built the BBC Radio 4 Gardeners Question Time pond in 2004 Designed the first eat what you catch Salmonid (trout) fishery in Jordan Designed Ornamental Parrotfish farm in Syria Designed and built Europe’s largest double bull nosed jellyfish aquarium 2009 Designed and built the Bourne Hatchery in Hadlow, Kent Many projects conducted at key private and public stately homes around the UK and Channel Isles. Built a key water feature in a modern moat style around the most expensive home ever sold in Jersey. We do relish a challenge and a new idea, so if you do have a particularly innovative concept we can usually bring it to life. As well as a prestigious domestic client base we also have a wide range of commercial clients. We look forward to hopefully working with you soon. Ben Woodward My direct number is 07789 065 203 email:

Dominic Gray, Fine Artist

Studied BA Fine Art Painting Wimbledon School of Art London.
Dominic currently lives and works in Sussex making Commissioned and non-commissioned Sculpture alongside designing making and creatively maintaining Gardens. Dominic is called upon for his expertise in the non- aquatic planting field to add extra depth and dynamics to water features. He deserves the credit for the high quality artistic impressions and scale drawings of water garden/feature design; truly bringing ideas to life with his creativity and skill as a sculptor.

James Elliott

James Elliott, Pond,, aquariums, lakes, water features
James Elliott - ornamental pond management. James has extensive knowledge and experience in the world of horticulture, landscaping and arboriculture. With his pragmatic approach to tasks he makes an excellent member of the team to ensure day to day pond/lake contracts are kept up to the highest standards and efficiency.