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Company Profile and Raison d’etre

Thank you for considering Universal Aqua (a trading name of Universal Aquaculture Limited) for your project, I am Ben Woodward the company director of UAL. 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

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

Private Air

Russian UK

Practical Fish Keeping

Marine Habitat Magazine (expert panel)

Marine World Magazine


Sheep Breeder




Cattle Breeder


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

UAL is 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


Renovation of Sir. Basil Spence's ACCA Pond at Sussex University

Built the BBC Radio 4 Gardeners Question Time pond in 2004

Designed the first eat what you catch Salmonid (trout) fishery in Jordan - almost salmon fishing in the yemen!

Designed Successful 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


Built a number of systems at Sparsholt College Hampshire

Many projects conducted at key private and public stately homes around the UK and Channel Isles.

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 BSc (hons)


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