Gareth, the owner of Cabin Master, has been in the timber buildings business for over 18 years. His Arctic Cabins business is now the biggest manufacturer and distributor of BBQ cabins in the UK. He started Cabin Master several years ago with the idea of giving customers an alternative to ‘off the shelf’ designed garden rooms for those wanting a high quality product from an experienced and trusted supplier. All our cabins are manufactured in our Derbyshire factory supported by other local businesses for our bespoke windows and doors. Our friendly family run team are always on hand to help answer any questions you may have, no matter what time of day it is!


Gareth Parkinson

As Owner and MD of Cabin Master, created in 2010, Gareth has brought the company forward with its unique ‘Bespoke’ design ethic & extremely high regard for good customer service. Knowing that everyone in the world is different, has different needs for a building and also a different garden layout, he has lead the business to become the perfect answer to many peoples ‘lack of space’ problems.

Cliff Hickling

Cliff Hickling

With an extensive sales background Cliff joined the team back in 2014 as a Sales Executive. He worked his way up to Director of Sales across all the companies in 2017. Cliff is based at our midlands show site and motivates the team and directs their focus, whilst continually analysing and improving the sales processes.

Mark Jennison

Mark Jennison

Mark has worked for Arctic Cabins since 2009 and joined the Cabin Master team shortly after. His role over the years has changed dramatically, from IT to Sales Executive he has managed many of our larger projects which facilitated his move into Project Management, run from our Head Office in Derbyshire.
Mark is back on our Sales team coping with the increase in demands for garden offices and extra room at home.

Simon Lees

Since Simon started with our company as a Sales Executive his role has quickly progressed, with his innovative ideas and strong eye for detail he has taken the lead in developing new systems across the businesses.
Simon has an active sales role within the companies and you may deal with him if you have opted for a bespoke cabin build.

David Lees

David Lees

With an extensive sales background, David is a valuable member of our team. With a vast knowledge of all of our buildings, Cabin Master and Arctic Cabins customers are in safe hands when dealing with David.

George Jefferies

George Jefferies

George joined us in 2018 and is a key point of contact with customers, answering queries, offering advice and introducing new products. His work includes organising site surveys demonstrating and presenting different products across the businesses.

Anne-Marie Wright

After working in sales for most of her career Anne-Marie has worked with Gareth on several projects since 2008. In 2018 she became part of our team concentrating her talents on the Cabins for Schools and Camping Cabins side of the businesses as our B2B Sales coordinator. In 2020 she added a new feather to her bow with sales for Cabin Master & Arctic Cabins.



Debbie Pickering aka GOD

Debbie took up the role of GOD within all 5 of Gareth’s companies back in 2013! If you have bought a BBQ Cabin from us since then you have definitely spoken to, or emailed with, our GOD!! Deb deals with all the incomings and outgoings of the businesses and is the oracle when it comes to what went where, how, when and why!!



Sean Calladine

Sean runs our manufacturing operations in Derbyshire for both Cabin Master & Arctic Cabins. Sean has been with the company for 13 years and has been Head of Manufacturing for the last few years, after taking over the reigns from his father Rick back in 2017. Obsessive compulsive cleanliness tells you all you need to know about Sean and how meticulous he is with all our buildings.


Victoria Parkinson

Victoria is Head of Marketing across the 5 main companies and with a background as a professional photographer her skills have been invaluable in developing websites and company literature. Her team manage the ad & event campaigns as well as build good relationships between new and existing customers, ensuring imagery & information is readily available.


Virpi Kokko-Parkinson

Virpi, who is from Finland, met Gareth back in 1998 while travelling. They soon became the strongest team and after settling back here in the UK they decided to bring a Scandinavian tradition to Britain in the form of Arctic Cabins, established back in 2002. Virpi helps in many areas of the business including the Show Site & the Factory.


Nikki joined our team in spring 2020 to take over the role of calendar management. All customers will speak to Nikki to organise the dates for their cabin installations. She also works closely with our Aftercare Team and supports Marketing too… she’s one busy lady! Gifts of chocolate & Gin are gratefully received!

Rachael Butler

Rachael is part of our Garden Room Design Team. While creating your perfect garden room you may spend time with Rachael to create the visuals. She also works with our factory to supply detailed drawings for manufacturing.


Kay Manganda

Kay joined our Marketing team to support Victoria and be a bridge between our owners and new customers. Kay concentrates her time on Social Media posts and stories showing our 100k plus followers the range of cabins we install on a daily basis.

Sophie Lamb

Sophie is our in-house Graphic Designer. She creates all our literature designs from brochures & signs through to website assets and social media creations.

Rob Lee

Rob joined Cabin Master back in 2015 working along side Sam Elvin, he quickly became a Team Leader on one of our fitting teams. Rob has always been complimented on his friendly and professional manner, not only on site but at the factory too! In 2020 he was promoted to Installations Manager and now overseas all the fitting teams for Cabin Master & Arctic Cabins.


Sam Elvin

Sam has been with Cabin Master for 12 years. This is Sam’s first job out of college but he is one of our most experienced and trusted joiners. Quiet, calm and collected, we can always rely on Sam who was promoted to Assistant Installations Manager in the summer of 2020. He plays a major part in leading our fitting teams as well as supporting our Arctic Cabins teams to get the job done and finished on site.

Tom Brandrick

Tom started off in our Cabin Master factory back in 2015 where he spent 2 years learning his way around our cabins. He then joined the fitting teams back in 2017 and has been a team leader since 2018.

Alex Parry

In 2018 Alex joined our installation teams and quickly showed his vast knowledge and skills as a 2nd man. He was promoted to Team Leader along with Sam, Rob & Tom and leads a team of 3 installing our cabins throughout the UK.

Steven Wright

Late 2018 Steven joined Cabin Master and is now 2nd man on Alex’s team. His strength and persistence as well as the ability to work in all conditions enables him to keep to schedules and deadlines.

Paul Cotterill

Paul, like Tom, started in our factory building the framework for our Cabin Master buildings. In 2019 he moved onto our Cabin Master base teams and is now a base team leader.

Pete Dann

Pete has been our resident Electrician for many years and works on all projects from small to big. Pete has been an electrician for over 40 years and is Part P Certified and does both Domestic and Commercial work. EV charging installations, network installs and intruder alarms.

Simon Walker

5 years ago Simon came on board to assist Pete as an electrician when our Cabin Master & Camping Cabins businesses soared.

Tom Bridges

Tom is our in-house painter & decorator. He has painted over a thousand of our Cabin Master buildings throughout the UK and leads a team of 3 other painters.

Josh Marriott

Josh, also known as “Posh Lad” started on our base team back in 2019. Currently working alongside Callum installing cabin bases for our Cabin Master fitting teams.

Callum Barnsby

Callum is our newest member on the base teams. He started with us in late 2020 and hit the ground running while our teams worked hard to keep up with a huge spike in demands.