Peter Botham
Managing Director

Peter has spent more than 40 years in the industry. He founded Shed in 2003, and has grown the business into an established nationwide operation. Today, our customer base continues to expand, following Peter's original ethos of providing a reliable, quality service with fair pricing.

He has a passion for giving young people who have not necessarily thrived in an educational environment, a chance to prove themselves at work. To engage young people, Peter has set up an inclusive recruitment policy, apprenticeship schemes in the business and works with local schools.

Peter is also a keen cyclist and has completed Land’s End to John O’Groats a grand total of three times, with his team raising over £57,000 for local charities, including Ashgate Hospice and the Air Ambulance.  

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Here's some of our dedicated office team...

Nicky Botham

Company Secretary / Director

Nicky Botham joined the Shed team in 2010. She brings with her a wealth of commercial experience in quality standards, customer care/relations, and financial management.

Jason Whetton

Business Development Manager

Jason joined the team in 2014 after amassing more than 30 years experience in the industry. He is responsible for pricing and winning new contracts whilst managing existing accounts.

Craig Clapperton

Operations Manager

Craig joined Shed in January 2021, after 22 years in the grounds maintenance industry. In addition to directing sales and attaining new contracts, Craig works with existing customers to enhance their customer care.

Matt Longford

Contracts Manager

Matt joined Shed in March 2023, having many years of experience in the grounds maintenance industry. Matt is our Contracts Manager for the North region. His role is to organise his teams on-a-day-to-day basis to ensure delivery of contracts to the required specifications and standards, and to liaise directly with clients within his region.

Mel Sellors

Senior Business Administrator

Mel joined the team in 2016 after working for over 10 years in the probation sector. She brings a wealth of administration and finance skills to the business, and is involved in all elements of the business, supporting our office and operational teams and providing excellent customer care.

Tricia Austin


Following a very successful 22-year career in Tesco, where she progressed from a Checkout Supervisor to Store Manager of Covent Garden and beyond, Tricia moved back to Derbyshire. She joined Shed in 2021 to assist with financial administration and business systemisation.  

Emma Botham

Marketing & Administration Assistant

Emma’s role involves supporting the administrative team in all aspects of business. It also involves everything marketing from social posting to our website content.

Stephen Wiles

Senior Foreman

Stephen joined the team in 2021, and has very quickly became a huge part of our Shed team. As a Senior Foreman Stephen is responsible for organising the operative teams when starting and finishing at the yard, and filling in the gaps between the Contracts Managers and Operatives.

Mark Hanson

Senior Foreman

Mark joined Shed back in 2018, and has flourished in his role. He has been promoted from joining as an Operative all the way up to a Senior Foreman. As a Senior Foreman, he is responsible for organising the operative teams when starting and finishing at the yard, and filling in the gaps between the Contracts Managers and Operatives.

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