We are specialists in pond, water gardens, water features, all types of aquarium and natural swimming pools.
We look after Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, London, Middlesex & Sussex, we also cover all Squires locations. Our office and aquatic showcase are situated as a concession inside family owned Squires Garden Centre located in Badshot Lea, Farnham, Surrey. We are open to the public Monday to Friday 9am to Friday, so please come in and say hello!
Meet the team
Matt Broadley #meetmatt has over 20 years’ aquatics experience. Having a passion for angling since he was nine yers old, decided to dedicate his career to aquatics, something he has absolutely loved doing.
Matt’s career started at a fish farm, he studied at Sparsholt College and subsequently worked at Aquatics Centres in Surrey before deciding to take the leap and start a sole-trader business.
His motivation was to create a highly knowledgeable aquatics company that delivered excellent customer service along with a service to help all clients thoroughly enjoy their hobby with ease.
After years of hard work, he is proud to see the business flourish with loyal clients for over 20 years and expand the business into a Limited Company.
Matt dedicates himself to ensuring every customer receives high quality pond and aquarium services before, during and after using Broadley Aquatics Ltd.
James has always had a love for aquatics from a young age keeping marine and freshwater aquariums, his passion led him to Sparsholt college studying Ornamental Fish Management for 3 years and then working and managing in the pet and aquatic retail industry.
James’ career started as a part-time aquatic assistant at a Squires garden centre, moving to a full time role and progressing to other companies and managerial roles, after 15 years gaining experience and knowledge, James decided to change from managing pet and aquatic shops to a more hands on role by joining the Broadley Aquatics team to further his career and aquatic skills.
His interest is in any side of aquatics such as freshwater aquariums, ponds and angling but his biggest passion is marine aquariums having kept many himself, and creating beautiful aquascapes.
James is so enthusiastic about aquatics that when he isn’t at work, he is always looking up new equipment or new techniques to try out for aquariums and ponds.
James’ main hobbies are tinkering with his marine tank at home or painting and creating a model railway board with his children.
Darren started working in the garden centre industry after leaving college. Here he picked up lots of experience and knowledge in all things to do with gardening. Darren went on to work for almost 12 years in this industry at a management level.
During a period of refurbishment and the closing down of the garden centre he worked, Darren joined the award-winning pets and aquatics team at Squires garden centre Badshot Lea.
Here he really developed a passion in fish keeping of all kinds. Darren then went on to work in the aquatics retail industry for 8 years at various different stores and at management level.
Darren is passionate about keeping all kinds of fish and has kept fish personally at home for about 10 years from pond fish to freshwater and to marine aquariums.
Emma #meetemma graduated from Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London with a BA Graphic Design and specialised in Moving Image (video, editing and animation).
Emma brings a strong creative vision, forms great client relationships and applies her experience with commercial practices to Broadley Aquatics on a daily basis.
Emma creates our in-house designs for all aquatic projects, branding, marketing campaigns, along with building and launching our shiny new website.
In addition to her creative role, Emma manages our office in Farnham. Establishing great client relationships, responding to all comms whilst booking those all important projects! If you call our office, Emma is the person you will speak to.
Emma loves running, fashion, reading obscure books and of course everything related to ‘design’. Exhibitions are her favourite pastime.