Exeter's Tyler Grange names Jon Berry as Managing Director, as Simon Ursell moves to Chair

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Posted Sunday, February 11, 2024 - 11:45pm

Exeter-based B Corp four-day week firm environmental consultancy Tyler Grange has appointed Jon Berry as Managing Director. He supersedes Simon Ursell, who becomes Chair of the firm.

Both proven and innovative business leaders co-founded The Quay's Tyler Grange - expert in arboriculture, ecology and landscape planning – 14 years ago.

As Managing Director, Jon Berry - previously Sales Director / Director of People, Places & Purpose – is now responsible for developing the consultancy’s commercial, people and ESG strategies and leading its 100+ strong nationwide team. 

Also, within his remit is ensuring that the disruptive business continues to operate as efficiently, effectively and productively as possible - whilst acting responsibly and creating a healthier future for people and the planet.

Simon Ursell becomes Chair of the business, as he further develops his non-executive portfolio. He’s now working with purpose-driven business owners and leaders to embed transformational change that will make a tangible difference in the success of their business, their people, and their own leadership. A pioneer and believer of the four-day working week, he’ll work with Tyler Grange two days each week, and the other two with other SMEs. 

The firm’s third co-founder Julian Arthur retains his role of Technical Director and will ensure that Tyler Grange continues to deliver the highest quality and most innovative client services and products. Within the new structure, Julian is placing an even greater focus on bringing out even more of the technically excellent, inspirational top talent, within the consultancy, as well as collaborating with more like minded businesses and industry organisations.

Jon Berry said: “Becoming Managing Director is a challenge that I welcome. It’s pushing me out of my comfort zone to lead Tyler Grange into the next phase of our journey. Simon, Julian and I co-founded the business and we’ve worked very closely together, and supported each other, ever since. I have no doubt that this will continue and we’re all very much looking forward to the new roles and dynamics that our restructure brings.”

Simon Ursell continues: “I’ve been Managing Director of Tyler Grange for over 14 years, and it’s been the most phenomenal journey that the three of us have shared. I’m very much looking forward to having a different role and focus, whilst taking what I’ve learnt – from our successes, the mistakes we’ve made and the challenges we’ve overcome - to help other business leaders to discover what they can also achieve.” 

Tyler Grange employees over 100 people across its seven-strong UK office network. It’s a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on ESG, the Better Business Network and supports the Better Business Act – all of which promote a cleaner, greener, fairer future for all.

Watch Jon, Julian and Simon discuss the new structure and their new and updated roles here

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