Meet the team

Dedicated and experienced

At AB Aquatics all our staff are highly trained and motivated in what we do, with decades of knowledge and experience between them, many are well respected within their fields of expertise from Chemical weed control to riverine habitat enrichment. Our staff are hand selected so we can offer our clients the very best possible service.

Arron Barclay

Director and Senior Project Manager

Arron has worked in the aquatic landscaping industry since the age of 16. He gained his degree in aquaculture and fisheries management.

After many years of experience Arron decided the time had come for him to set up on his own as he wanted to be able to offer a more personal approach to his work and also make sure the standard of work was exemplary. With this ethos in mind AB Aquatics has gone from strength to strength, taking on a wide range of projects. From garden ponds to natural swimming pools. Arron has a passion for the work he does and particularly enjoys the different challenges he faces when recreating people's ideas and sometimes 'out there' dream water features!

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Elliot McBryde

Habitats and Ecology

Elliot has worked in countryside management for over twenty years. From creating wildlife dew ponds for field centres to installing ornamental ponds or water features.

Specialising in all aspects of carpentry & construction, habitat survey work & chalk stream restoration. Familiar with working on sensitive sites, with endangered British species. Confident in working with local wildlife trusts & the environment agency.

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Stuart Andrew

Site Foreman

Biography Coming Soon

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Tom Litchfield

Green Oak Specialist

Tom has worked all over the country and the globe on water related projects over the years. He has a very in depth knowledge of ponds and technical lining.

Tom studied at Plymouth university gaining a degree in aquaculture and fisheries. Tom's wealth of experience helps him fulfil his roles within the business and his hands-on approach has helped the new staff gain the skills required to complete projects to the high standards that he sets.

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Kevin Ackerman

Herbicides and Plant Management

Kevin Ackerman was born and raised in the Dorset countryside, and from an early age had a fascination with the natural world.

In 1998 Kevin graduated from the Seale Hayne Faculty of Plymouth University with a BSc in Rural Resource Management. He then returned to settle in Dorset with his partner Nicola (BSc Food Quality from Seale Hayne)and immediately began working for one of the country’s leading aquatic consultancies, soon becoming their Environmental Manager. During this time he managed waters all over the country and worked on gaining ISO 9001 and 14001. In 2000 Kevin became a Member of the BASIS Professional Register allowing him to advise and consult on the management of aquatic and invasive plants, and the use of herbicides in or near water. This led him to become a BASIS trainer to the Environment Agency at national level in 2010. 2013 was a year of change and Kevin went freelance, still contracting his training skills to his old employer, but also allowing him to take on clients of his own. He and his partner Nic now run their own consultancy, Food & Environmental Ltd, and are extremely pleased to be associated with Arron and AB Aquatics.

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John Aplin

Director of Casterbridge Fisheries Ltd

Electric Fishing, River Restoration, Maintenance and Management of Fisheries, Aquatic Plant Management, River Keeping and Fly Fishing Holidays are just a few of the varied activities that we are involved with.

I have great pride in saying that our companies have grown from strength to strength, even during difficult economic times. I have known Arron for approaching twenty years, and have always been keen to work alongside him within this aquatic industry. I am pleased to be able to get involved with projects that AB - Aquatics lead on, be it a large de - silt or a small pond clean. Working together enables us to successfully tackle a very wide range of fishery related issues that clients bring our way.

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