Our Team - Simon Spinks


Simon Spinks – Technical Director / Biochemist

Simon is a veteran in the hydroponics industry, having worked in it since 1996. After graduating with a degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Simon saw the commercial opportunity for some of the hydroponics systems and techniques that he had studied and was one of the founders of Aquaculture hydroponics, a leading UK hydroponics retailer.

During his time at Aquaculture, Simon saw the need to create and develop high quality nutrients using his experience and expertise ultimately culminating in his pivotal role in the development and formulation of the original VitaLink range and formulations.

After selling the retail business to GroWell Hydroponics in 2013, Simon became a Director of AquaLabs and continued with product development and manufacturing of the SHOGUN Fertilisers range – applying his 20 years of retail and formulation expertise to create a true next generation fertiliser range with a range of cutting edge advancements that truly set SHOGUN apart.

Simon is a true pioneer of hydroponic formulation and is always looking for innovative methodology and ground breaking chemistry to apply to home hydroponics products. A great example of this is the Silver Bullet range of plant health products which use unique silver stabilisation technologies to create a highly effective and stable product range.

Simon continues to drive innovation in fertiliser manufacture and is the driving force behind our ingredient sourcing and manufacturing facility.