Commercial Water Features and Fountain Specialists across the UK & Europe
Fountains Direct Limited’s strength lies in the depth of experience of its team and the quality of the products with which it works. This blend of qualities enables the company to provide the extremely high level of service demanded by the industry in which it operates. The company has been built around a solid core of people determined to provide high quality sustainable water features. The company is owned by the Roberts family and includes several members from their wider family and friends. This promotes an extremely tight team who work hard for each other to the benefit of clients.
Fountains Direct Limited, with its supporting teams, is able to provide assistance using the latest computer aided design programs in order to provide the client team with the fastest and most accurate service possible.
Fountains Direct Limited prides itself on the standard of its installation and maintenance work and uses only experienced engineers and fitters.
Nick has worked in the water feature industry since he was 15 and is one of the most experienced water feature engineers currently working in the UK. Having previously worked in his family business, he started Fountains Direct with his wife Sara in 1995.
Sara started Fountains Direct with Nick in the family home in 1995. She works in the Company every day and runs a very tight ship. Her two boxer dogs, Alfie & Boycie, join her daily while keeping guard at the office window.
Sales & Design Manager
Gordon has been with the company since 2002 and before that was a client of Fountains Direct, working with Scottish pump specialist Ritchie Mackenzie & Co. Gordon works from the company’s Scottish office in Alloa, Clackmannanshire.
UK Project Manager (SMSTS)
Paul joined Fountains Direct in 2008 following a long spell with our major supplier OASE. He has now gained considerable experience in the designing and selling of water features and has worked on complex projects from the South Coast to Aberdeen. Paul lives near Winchester with his wife and two children.
Steve has been an integral part of the Fountains Direct team for 10 years and provides the high level of technical input required for the control systems now used every day in modern water feature installations.
Design Engineer & CAD Manager
Tom joined Fountains Direct in 2008 and is an extremely experienced water feature designer. Tom will be involved in the implementation of Revit / BIM which the company expects to roll out during 2018.
UK Project & Customer Service Manager (SMSTS)
Thomas first joined Fountains Direct in 2012 as a maintenance engineer whilst at University. After a brief hiatus, he re-joined the company in 2015 to develop and run the Customer Services division of the company. Thomas is the third generation of the Roberts family to enter the water feature industry following in the footsteps of both his Grandfather and his Parents.
Design Engineer & Animator
Dom works alongside Gordon in our Scottish office and provides all of the Companies CGI and animation output. Dom will work together with Tom Ballantyne to ensure the successful launch of Revit / BIM.
Rachel joined the company in January 2017 and is helping with our ISO accreditation and all matters relating to Health & Safety.
Buyer & Logistics Manager
Chris has been with the company for 6 months and is now well used to the hustle and bustle of the industry. He has very quickly picked up the skills necessary to keep the site engineers supplied with the correct materials.
Kenneth Kahangura is the company’s Warehouse Manager and works with Chris on stock control, warehouse management and day to day logistics.
Iain joined us in April 2017 as our Delivery Driver. At each stage of the project , he ensures materials reach our sites on time and in good order. Working closely with Chris Witt and Kenneth Kahangura, Iain is our man on the road.
Senior Engineer (SSSTS)
Nigel has worked in the water feature industry for many years. He is our Senior Engineer and provides a level head on set of sturdy shoulders.
Site Engineer/Supervisor (SSSTS)
Danny is one of our younger members of staff and joined us two years ago. However, he brings a wealth of experience via the pool & waterparks industries.
Senior Electrical Engineer
Thanks to Rhys, the company is now fully registered with NAPIT. He provides us with the electrical knowledge to ensure that our installations are installed to a very high standard and comply with all current regulations.
Bartlomiej has worked in the industry most of his working life and is a highly skilled and C&G qualified engineer. He has worked on public swimming pools, aquariums and water features throughout Europe but has now settled in the UK.
Maintenance Engineer (SSSTS)
Steve has a wealth of experience in the water feature and swimming pool industries having been involved in them for most of his working life. Steve really enjoys bringing on the younger members of the team and passing on the knowledge he has gained.
Steve has been with the company since 2015 and he and Steve Miller form an extremely strong team, able to cope with most water feature maintenance issues.
Luke has plant room operator and full chemical handling training. He also has confined space and working at height training. He started as a Mechanical Engineer and understands the industry we work in well. He approaches every task with enthusiasm and with an attention to detail.
Tom is the youngest member of the team but by no means the least experienced, having worked in and around the swimming pool and water feature industry even before he left school.