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Ben Kavanagh – Director & Operations Manager

Director & Operations Manager

Overseeing the efficient provision of services within the business to ensure it meets the needs of our clients and the company’s objectives. Implementing operational best practice in environmental awareness, health and safety and housekeeping. Provide effective leadership to the project management team and throughout the company. Ensure that the company’s methods and procedures comply with our quality management system. Plan, manage and oversee the delivery of projects including health and safety. Delivery of on-site works including river restoration, aquatic habitat enhancement and fishery management.

About Me

A highly driven, passionate company director with over 10 years experience in the fisheries and environmental contracting sector. Personally involved with a plethora of river restoration and aquatic habitat enhancement schemes, including local and nationally important sites. Obtaining the UK river prize and Nigel Holmes Trophy in 2016 for urban river restoration on the River Wandle. An excellent communicator with experience in managing a rapidly expanding company. Accomplished at working under pressure and to tight deadlines. With a personal desire to achieve high standards in every aspect of my career.


  • BSc (Hons) Fishery Management and Aquaculture: 2004 -2007

  • A Levels – Biology & Graphic Design: 2003 – 2004

  • AS Level –Computing: 2003 – 2004

  • Educated to GCSE standard in 10 subjects: 2002

Employment History

  • Director (Aquamaintain Ltd); 2012 – Present

  • Freelance River Restoration Assistant (Self Employed); 2011

  • River Restoration Assistant (Wessex Land and Water Ltd); 2010 – 2011

  • River Restoration Assistant (Aquascience Ltd); 2009 – 1010

  • Fish Farm Technician (New Forrest Barramundi); 2008

  • General Assistant (World Of Water); 2007 – 2008

Professional Accreditations/Certificates

  • CITB – Site Safety Plus.

  • CITB – Health and Safety Awareness.

  • CITB – CDM.


  • NPORS – Tracked Excavator 20T.

  • NPORS – Forward Tipping Dumper 9T.

  • NPTC – Chainsaw Level 2.

  • NPTC – Pesticides PA01 & PA06AW.

  • City and Guilds – Signing Lighting and Guarding.

  • SSCS – Total Station Training.

  • NNSS – Non-Natives Modules 1 – 3.

  • Sparsholt – Electric Fishing.

  • Skill Base – Emergency 1st Aid ay Work.