Southern Aquatics Poole

Wesley Norton
Store Manager

My whole life I have had a passion for nature, with a particular interest in aquatics and Herpetology. I was lucky enough to study Aquatics at Sparsholts College and have worked with animals my whole working life. I have been fortunate in keeping and breeding many species of fish and reptiles with the proudest moment rearing baby Kuda seahorses.

Edward Perkins
Assistant Manager

I have worked for Team SA for over 10 years. I possess a degree in Marine Biology and a National Diploma in Aquatics and Ornamental Fish Management. I specialise in Aquatics and have a keen interest in tarantulas and African bullfrogs.

Mark Brand
Assistant Manager

I have over 25 years of experience in the Aquatic trade and have also obtained qualifications in Fisheries and Aquatic Studies at Sparsholts College. I have a vast amount of knowledge in all areas of aquatics but in particular marines and freshwater tropical planted tanks. 

Jayne Mildenhall
Senior Sales Advisor

I run the Animal Section and have many years’ experience in the trade. I specialise in birds and small animals and have many years of aquatic knowledge to offer.

Jenny Griffiths
Senior Sales Advisor

I have been working at Southern Aquatics for over 2 years and help to run the reptile department. I have an avid interest in reptiles especially snakes! I have 5 at home, including my 9ft Boa Constrictor.

Kieran Stinchcombe
Sales Assistant

I started as an apprentice studying Animal Care at Kingston Maurwood and have now moved on to a permanent position helping to maintain all the fish tanks. I am an all-rounder with knowledge in all areas and keep a whole range of fish and reptiles at home.