We have celebrated our 20-year anniversary in business in January 2023.
Since setting up back in 2003 by Managing Director, Peter Botham, we have been on an incredible journey of growth and now employ 25 people over our depots in Chesterfield, Yorkshire and Leicestershire.
Peter commented, “All I ever wanted was to be a good gardener and look at us now! From our humble beginnings we now care for over 450 sites nationwide and work with more than 100 valued clients”.
At Shed we have decided to celebrate our special milestone by planting 20 trees for 20 of our longest serving clients, all for free – and for every tree planted we are donating to Ashgate Hospice. We want to recognise our loyal clients and thank them for supporting Shed, sharing our journey, and helping us to grow to where we are today.
Our decision to plant trees supports the Queen’s Jubilee Campaign in 2022, and helps to combat the effect of the dire storms last year where around 8 million trees were lost due to the severe weather. Trees are the backbone of urban and rural environments, and increasing planting is an effective way both to tackle climate change and stem the collapse of biodiversity.
We will gift a Silver Birch tree to each client, planted by our own Shed team in any location of the client’s choice. Silver Birch is a striking medium-sized deciduous tree, and is a symbol of rebirth, new beginnings, and growth. This type of tree is also amazing for wildlife, providing habitat for more than 300 insect species. The planting season for trees is between October to March, so our team will be working extremely hard to make sure all selected clients receive their 20-year anniversary gift.
We decided to ask our team which charity they would like to support throughout 2023. The clear winner was a local charity of Ashgate Hospice in Chesterfield. Everyone involved in Hospices should be applauded for their amazing work. For every tree we plant from Shed, we will donate £100 to this very deserving charity. See more about Ashgate Hospice here: Ashgate Hospice – We’re here for you.
Here at Shed we are excited to mark this momentous milestone, and even more excited to share this with our wonderful clients. Here commences a year of celebration…