Elizabeth Botham


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Elizabeth Botham set up her bakery in the ancient fishing port of Whitby over 150 years ago.

She began by selling her bread and cakes from a basket at the local market and eventually bought the premises on Skinner Street.

Botham's traditions are now proudly continued by the fifth generation of her family.

Find more history here: Elizabeth Botham and our history

Elizabeth Botham

Nick Botham - Chairman


Elizabeth's great-grandson.

Nick is a highly experienced craft baker and supervises all aspects of baking and day to day production, alongside looking after the bakery equipment, energy usage and vehicles.
He retired as 2nd coxswain after 32 years on the Whitby Lifeboat. Nick is also now finding time to pursue his interests in aeromodelling and his motorbike.

Nick Botham - Chairman

Jo Botham - Managing Director


Elizabeth's great-grandson.

Jo is particularly interested in product development, as well as company purchases, stock control and production as a highly experienced craft baker.
When work, family, and weather permit, Jo likes nothing more than a dip in the icy waters of the North sea (or warmer ones if possible) to indulge his passion for surfing. "I've been addicted to surfing for over twenty five years and now I need it as my escape from pressure. It's a joy and a thrill that puts my life back in perspective" says Jo.

Jo Botham - Managing Director

Mike Jarman - Director


Elizabeth's great-grandson-in-law.

Mike looks after the company administration, spearheading new developments and projects, as well as keeping an eye on the day to day running of the bakery. Mike's precious spare time is devoted to his classic cars and running, he is also a proud grandfather.

Mike Jarman - Director

Sarah Jarman - Director


Elizabeth's great-granddaughter.

Sarah is organises the sales areas of the business, overseeing the shops and promotional events through the year and is a proud grandmother to six little bakers!

Sarah Jarman - Director

Liz Roberts - Director


Elizabeth's great-granddaughter.

Liz is a food technologist and produces and decorates cakes and Wedding Cakes in the Finishing room along with Lois and Nick. Liz is also involved in recipe testing and development.
Liz is a keen gardener, and cycles miles to work each day.

Liz Roberts - Director

Kay Dickinson, Anita Marshall & Lois Borrett - Directors


Elizabeth's great-great-granddaughters.

Kay - looks after our retail shops as well as being a mum to 2 girls.

Anita - looks after the website, general computery things, and designs our packaging and branding, and is also mum to two children.

Lois - Yet another generation in the company, Lois is a fully qualified baker responsible for the Fancy Room (cake decorating department), HACCP and SALSA quality systems; as well us bringing up 2 little boys. Although she would never admit it, she's also a brilliant cook - must be something in her genes!

Kay Dickinson, Anita Marshall & Lois Borrett - Directors