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 done well at school, 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.

Dan Booth

Operations Supervisor

Since joining Shed in 2018, Dan has progressed to Operations Supervisor. He manages the operational teams on a day-to-day basis, coordinates route planning to ensure all our sites are serviced and organises machinery and vehicle repairs – he keeps the business running smoothly! 

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.  

Josephine Walbank

Marketing Assistant

Josephine is a freelance marketing consultant who has worked with a wide range of clients, across the UK and beyond. She creates Shed’s social posts, company updates and other marketing materials.

Emma Delaney

Business Administrative Apprentice

As our Business Administrator Apprentice, Emma is developing her skills to help manage the day-to-day office tasks. Her role is to support the administration team as the company continues to grow, to ensure we continue to deliver excellent customer service.

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