Tom has a number of environmental and landscape business interests and in 2007, he founded the Maydencroft family of businesses. From that small but ambitious beginning, his commitment to quality has made Maydencroft today's market leaders in a range of specialist services. From forestry and farmland, to rivers and wetlands, from historic landscapes to new developments and from creating nature reserves to spectacular urban landscaping projects.
Tom is also the Managing Partner of Maydencroft Manor, Native Breeds Farm. Set in the North Hertfordshire countryside, Tom’s family farm is home to English Longhorn cattle. He is passionate about this heritage native breed and focuses on sustainable, low input, high welfare, traditional farming methods.
Tom is also the Managing Director of Shanahan Contracting Ltd, a liquid waste and sewage business, specialising in cesspool and septic tank emptying, drain cleaning and underground surveying.
Tom also co-directs REVIVE Recycled Plastics Ltd. Whether it's a new environmental venture, or a sustainable way to update existing outdoor furniture, decking, fencing & bollards or boardwalks, REVIVE’s 100% recycled plastic products will enhance any project.
Outside of work, Tom is Chairman of the Royal Forestry Society Home Counties division as well as being on the National Forestry and Woodland Committee and the Hertfordshire and Middlesex branch committee of the Country Land and Business Association (CLA). He is also a trustee of The Hitchin Cow Commoners Trust and regularly guest lectures for Shuttleworth College.
"We’re all increasingly aware of the necessity of protecting our natural surroundings. With a degree in Landscape Management from the University of Reading, I recognised the substantial business potential for a company of this type and had the experience and qualifications required to establish Maydencroft."
With a fantastic team alongside him, Tom’s drive and determination to nurture his environmental businesses to long-term, quality-first companies continues to strengthen the services provided.
“Today, with national coverage, we stand as Hertfordshire’s largest rural employer as well as the top rural company for young people in the Southeast. I am hugely proud of our long-established apprenticeship programmes with Shuttleworth College, The Berkshire College of Agriculture and Capel Manor College.”
As for the future, with offices in Barnard Castle, Windsor, Hitchin and Letchworth, Maydencroft continues to improve our environment and strives to be at the very top of the industry.