Shed of the year 2010 judge : Alex Johnson – shedworking

I’m happy to announce that Shed ladies favorite and good guy of sheds, Alex is back as a judge, he is a good friend, a confident on shed matters and a nice bloke who’s pretty hot at snooker (so I am told)

I will be finally be meeting him (oh the joy of online world!) this November at the enterprise national conference, he owes me a cider anyway (or is it the other way round)


This is what he says about National Shed Week

National Shed Week is about a lot more than a roof and four (fairly waterproof) walls – it’s a celebration of invention, creativity and community.

But it’s also a perfect example of how social media can be used to bring together people from around the planet who share common interests. And this year, I believe NSW will underline its growing importance as it helps to campaign to save the internationally famous Bletchley Park huts.

as Alex notes Bletchley Park is the official charity for Shed Week, I know I go on about it, but it’s important, probably the most famous Huts in the world still need your help!

A bit about the man himself.

I’m the founder, editor and trainee tea boy at (Shedworking: The Alternative Workplace Revolution will be published by Frances Lincoln in June 2010).

When I’m not writing about garden offices, I’m a freelance journalist, part of the online team for The Independent, webmaster for, regular contributor to and editorial consultant for various national charities. I also blog about bookshelves at Bookshelf and about creative optimism at Thriving Too.

Having moved house recently, I’m currently ‘between garden offices’ and temporarily a cellarworker, but should be back shedworking in 2010.

Of course sheddies you can Share your Shed for entry into the Shed of the year competition at

Previous entrants are also automatically included (apart from the winners!) for next years competition, so get the camera out and take some new snaps!

By Andrew Wilcox

I love sheds Founder & judge of Shed of the year - Wilco writes mainly about sheds. About the blog Enter your shed into #shedoftheyear