Meet the Team

Peter Botham

Peter Botham

Director

Peter established Shed in 2003 and has grown the business into an award-winning grounds and exterior maintenance contractor serving the commercial sector nationwide.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Cap-Tain-Chaos

What’s your favourite hobby?

Cycling

What’s your nickname on the team?

“Glass-Back”

If you could any advice, what would it be?

Smile 🙂

Sophie Unwin

Marketing and Administration Assistant

Sophie joined the head office team after leaving University in July 2019. She is a Manchester City fan, and likes to attend their matches with her Dad and boyfriend.

Describe yourself in three words

Fun, bubbly, kind

What is your favourite song?

Dancing Queen – ABBA

If you could go anywhere on holiday, where would you go?

Ibiza!

If you could buy anything, what would it be?

A house

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Brian Parkin

Yard Supervisor/Foreman

Brian joined the Shed team in the summer of 2015. Brian is a keen gardener himself and owns a 1200 sq ft allotment where he grows Parnsips, Rhubarb and Strawberries which he then makes into wine!

Describe yourself in three words

Caring, Kind, Helpful

If you could time travel where would you go and why?

Back to the 70’s to correct a misspent youth!

What is your favourite song?

Amazing Grace – Judy Collins

If you were stranded on a tropical island what two things would you want with you?

A good knife and a water supply

Chris Smith

Foreman

Chris joined our team on a full time basis in the summer of 2017. He is based at the York depot. Chris enjoys spending time with his daughter, going swimming, dining out with friends and trips to the cinema.

Describe yourself in three words

Old, Energetic, Keeps-Going

If you could buy anything, what would it be?

I would buy my daughter a house

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

The ability to fly

If you were stranded on a tropical island what two things would you want with you?

Some music and a fridge full of beer

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Gary Bramwell

Operative

Gary joined the Shed team after initially working a summer season. Away from his work for Shed he likes spending time with his young son, playing games on his Xbox and going on family days out.

Describe yourself in three words

Hard-Working, Polite, Outgoing

It could be be any animal what would it be and why?

A Great White Shark, because nobody messes with them!

What is your favourite song?

Juicy – Biggie Smalls

What is your biggest addiction?

Xbox

Aaron Booth

Operative – Seasonal

Aaron joined the Chesterfield team to work as a grounds maintenance operative.

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Joe Power

Operative – Seasonal

Joe joined the Chesterfield team to work as a grounds maintenance operative.

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George Parkin

Mechanic

George has worked for Shed for several years, fixing and repairing our equipment and machinery. When he’s not mending things, he likes to spend his spare time taking his dog for a walk.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Simply The Best

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

Super-Strength.

What’s your biggest addiction?

Looking at engines.

What is your favourite song?

“Bad Company” – Five Finger Death Punch

Nicky Botham

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.

Describe yourself in three words:

Organised, Forgetful, Fun

If you were stranded on a tropical island, what two things would you want with you?

Sun cream (I burn easily) and Jennifer Saunders because she makes me laugh

What is your favourite song?

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

If you could buy anything what would it be and why?

I would buy a house on a warm island somewhere – to have a beautiful place to escape to

Sarah Burton

Administration Assistant

Sarah has joined Shed as a part time Administrator to help the head office team, especially in our mission to go paper free. In her spare time, Sarah likes to sew.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Creative, organised, forgetful

What is your biggest addiction?

Chocolate

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

Time travel

If you could buy anything what would it be?

Red VW vintage campervan

Phil Stone

Foreman

Phil is one of Shed’s 1st employees and joined the company in 2005. Now officially retired, Phil still helps out from time to time, especially during the summer months. He spends much of his own free time tending to his garden.

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Mark Hanson

Foreman

Mark joined the Shed team with his son Jack in the spring of 2018. He, like Jack, is a keen fisherman, spending many weekends doing his favourite activity. Aside from his fishing, Mark loves to spend time with his family.

Describe yourself in 3 words

Hardworking Family Man

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

The ability to see into the future.

If you could be any animal what would it be and why?

Dolphin – highly intelligent and free to roam the seas.

If you could time travel where would you go?

Back to the 1950’s, I love the way they used to live.

Jack Hanson

Operative – Seasonal

Jack joined the Shed team during the spring of 2018. He is a very keen fisherman, he loves spending weekends on the banks of local rivers angling. In fact, if he could be any animal, he would chose to be a fish!

Describe yourself in three words

Hard-working, Confident, Relaxed

What is your biggest addiction?

YouTube

If you were stranded on a tropical island what would you want with you?

A boat and a multi-tool

If you could be any superhero, who would it be?

Spiderman

Mark Openshaw

Operative

Mark joined the Chesterfield team to work as a grounds maintenance operative.

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Freddie Shaw

Operative

Freddie joined the Chesterfield team to work as a grounds maintenance operative.

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Carl Bullement

External Accountant

Carl is from Cairns Accountants and provides ongoing Quickbooks support, oversees our payroll and submits the end of year accounts. He supports Sheffield Wednesday and enjoys accompanying us at awards dinners!

Describe yourself in three words

Honest, Helpful, Positive

What’s your favourite hobby?

Playing football

If you could time travel, where would you go and why?

I would go back to the early 1900s – just far enough to see Sheffield Wednesday win something!

What are your favourite 3 songs?

Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd, Love to Love – UFO, Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

Jason Whetton

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.

Describe yourself in three words

Thoughtful, Resilient, Fun

If you could be any animal what would it be and why?

A Herring Gull – Graceful flier but also adaptable, intelligent and long living

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Too many to choose from but Patagonia in South America

If you were stranded on a tropical island, what two things would you want with you?

A radio and a fishing road

Mel

Mel Sellors

Administration / Accounts

Mel joined the team in 2016 after working for over 10 years in the probation sector. She brings a large set of administration, finance, reception and accounting skills to Shed.

Describe yourself in three words

Big, Short, Talkative

If you could be any animal what would it be and why?

A Giraffe so I could be tall!

Favourite Movie Quote?

“I love you Daddy Warbucks” (Annie)<

If you could time travel where would you go and why?

The future – to see what my children go on to do when they are older

Daniel Booth

Operations Supervisor

Daniel joined the team as an operative in the Spring of 2018, being promoted in 2019 to Operations Supervisor. Daniel enjoys music and spends most of his spare time playing his guitar. He also has a interest in classic cars.

Describe yourself in three words

Happy, Fun, Bald

What’s your favourite movie quote?

“I will find you…” – Liam Neeson – Taken

If you could buy anything what would it be?

A 1969 Dodge Charger as featured on the Dukes of Hazard

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

X-Ray Vision

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Garry Barnsley

Foreman

Garry is a foreman who joined the Shed team in the Spring of 2013 and works with his son Drew out of the Coventry depot. In his spare time Garry enjoys tending to his garden and taking on DIY projects.

Describe yourself in three words

Honest, Reliable, Hard-Working

What’s your biggest addiction?

Sweets, cakes and biscuits

What’s your favourite song?

Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U

If you could go on holiday anywhere in the world where would you go?

Australia

Drew Barnsley

Operative

Drew Barnsley joined us in 2014. He works with his father Garry Barnsley out of our Coventry base. He is a huge Leicester City Fan. He enjoys socialising with friends and likes the odd flutter on football matches.

Describe yourself in three words

Fun, Loyal, Quiet

If you could be any animal, what would you be?

A Monkey

If you could go on holiday anywhere in the world, where would you go?

America

What is your favourite song?

Wonderwall – Oasis

Connor Higgon

Operative – Seasonal

Connor has rejoined the business after completing an apprenticeship with Shed.

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James Ancliff

Operative

James joined the Chesterfield team to work as a grounds maintenance operative.

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Terry Stone – R.I.P.

Foreman

One of our original employees, Terry sadly passed away suddenly in August 2018 after 13 years of service. In a former role he mentored our MD Peter Botham as a young 17-year-old planting trees in Derbyshire. He had a work pace few could keep up with and a wicked sense of humour we all miss.

Describe yourself in three words

Moody But Nice

If you could buy anything, what would you buy?

I would buy a caravan site

What’s your biggest addiction?

Work

What is your favourite song?

My Way – Frank Sinatra