Joe Ashton becomes a Technician Member of the Landscape Institute (TMLI)

Joe Ashton TMLI

Congratulations to TEP’s Landscape Manager Joe Ashton, who has recently passed his assessment to become one of the very first Technician Members of the Landscape Institute (TMLI).

Developed by the Landscape Institute, this new corporate grade of membership aims to widen access and bring equity to the landscape profession by catering for a broader range of individuals in the sector.

Earlier this year, the Landscape Institute launched a pilot scheme for fifty landscape professionals with a focus on technical or specialist work, to take the Experienced Route to Technician (E2T50) and become the first Technician Members of the Landscape Institute (TMLI).

Joe graduated from the University of Sheffield with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture with Ecology, and joined TEP in 2014 as a Graduate Landscape Surveyor. Since then, Joe has worked through the ranks to become a Landscape Manager, largely working on the Homes England Estates Management Services Consultancy, using his diverse skillset to fulfil a role in asset management, contract administration and site surveys. It was Joe’s varied expertise in the fields of site work, risk management, invasive species, and GIS (among others) that all contributed to his success in achieving TMLI status.

Joe’s new TMLI qualification will allow him to further his career in Landscape Management without the need for further higher education qualifications, and can provide a stepping stone towards Chartered Membership in the future.

Joe commented, “I’m really happy with my achievement and honoured to be amongst the first cohort ever to attain the TMLI membership status. This new level of membership with the LI is a great way for people like myself to earn recognition for their work and experience outside of the more traditional scope of ‘Landscape Architecture’.

“The E2T50 pilot has been a whirlwind process this year and TEP has supported me every step of the way. For me this is just the beginning, it’s a solid foundation to build upon going forwards and hopefully this opens the door to others who might look to follow the same route.

TEP is proud to support the Landscape Institute’s initiative to diversify the sector and open up access to a wider range of qualified individuals.

Congratulations Joe, from all at TEP!

For more information about the E2T50, visit