TEP strengthens its leadership team

TEP is delighted to announce the appointment of 5 new Directors of the business as part of a wider ‘management buy-in’ of shares.  The existing Directors Francis Hesketh, Ian Grimshaw and Cath Neve continue in the business and are joined on the Board by Nicola Hancock, Liz Seal, Joanne Boothroyd, Graeme Atherton and Katie Shilcock.

Nicola (pictured below) is a highly experienced landscape architect who leads TEP’s London office.  She specialises in landscape assessment and design associated with major housing and infrastructure schemes, including TEP’s work on the 3000+ home Manydown urban extension at Basingstoke.

Liz (pictured below) is one of TEP’s ecology directors.  Liz also works on major infrastructure schemes, having led the 5 year survey and mitigation design for National Grid’s Hinkley Point C Connection, which included giving lead evidence on ecology at the public hearings.

Katie Shilcock (pictured below) is TEP’s other new ecology director, working alongside Liz in our Warrington office.  Katie leads our ecological work for Homes and Communities Agency.  With a background in environmental sustainability, Katie specialises in housing-related work, often working alongside our arborists, landscape architects, urban designers and masterplanners to address biodiversity impacts and create new habitats.

Graeme Atherton (pictured below) is a landscape architect whose portfolio includes new parks and open spaces associated with museums such as St. Fagans’ National History Museum in Cardiff, the Rotunda Museum in Scarborough and Llanthony Secunda Priory in Gloucester.  Graeme is currently leading TEP’s work on the HLF-funded restoration of Victoria Park, Stafford.

Joanne Boothroyd (pictured below) is a an environmental planner specialising in landscape assessment and EIA co-ordination. This includes landscape and views assessments of new housing, industrial and infrastructure developments.  Under her guidance, our planning team is responsible for masterplanning new residential developments and green infrastructure strategies for local authorities.

Several other Associate Directors also have taken the opportunity to acquire shares in the business.

Director Ian Grimshaw commented “We are very pleased that our senior management team has had confidence to commit further to the business and look forward to their contributions to business growth and development of our services”.

Francis Hesketh stated “This is excellent news for TEP’s staff and customers as there is good long-term planning, succession and we maintain our commitment to high professional standards and service”.