Andrew completed a degree in Aquaculture 25 years ago and has been fish farming ever since. He has also owned and operated 2 aquatic centres. After leading the internet pond fish market with The Carp Co. for the last decade, he has decided that it is time to do the same for tropical fish keepers around the country. Although he doesn't get his hands wet very often now, he is always on hand to offer the benefit of his experience to any customer who may require it.
Sean has worked with us at Bourne Valley for the last 5 years becoming full time after completing his degree in Aquaculture at Hadlow College. He has now taken on responsibility for the management of the Tropco and has embraced this position whole heartedly. The fish farm's loss is certainly Tropco's gain. His passion for the more extravagant fish may prove expensive for us though!
George is a recent graduate from Hadlow and has settled in well at the Tropco. Moving into the new building and opening up 1100 new aquariums was always going to be a challenge and George has met the demands admirably!
Also a recent Graduate, Joe has joined the team and turned his hobby into his livelihood. He never seems fazed by the workload ahead, no matter how many orders the girls have booked in!
Jake started out on another side of the business but kept getting drawn into the wonders of tropical fish. It didn't take long before he moved into the Trop house full time and has certainly found his calling. He has given us enough quotes for a little book and it will be a best seller! Thanks Jake!
Jack joined the Carp Co in 2006 where he turned his passion for fish into a career. His ability to find solutions to any problem has made him indispensible to everybody here. He has been intrumental at bringing this humble fish farm into the 21st century, developing an exceptional IT system which keeps track of your order from the second the order is made, right up until it is delivered to your door.
Natalie has taken charge of the office here in a masterful way. She is an expert multi-tasker and is never too busy to help anyone. She is a fundamental part of the operations of a busy internet business, Ornamental Fish Farm and now the Trop Co.. How she still manages to find the energy for an evening horse ride is a mystery to us! I suspect that dealing with horses for many years is how she is so equipped at controlling the fish boys though!
Beth is the newest member of the team but you wouldn’t know it. She has learnt a huge amount about fish in a very short space of time and will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. She deals with the demands of a busy office and boisterous work mates without missing a beat!
The fish farm boys
Stuart & Danny and Ben are always on hand to help out with the tropical fish. They run Bourne Valley Fish Farm in an exceptionally efficient manner, producing over 300,000 fish a year whilst sending out over 20,000 orders in a typical season. This is no mean feat and somthing that they should be very proud of.