Our business

Our business structure reflects our values and provides opportunity for involvement and influence from all our people.

Our business organisation is built around attributes of professional excellence, client service, quality, exceptional employee engagement, consistent commerciality and fairness.

Company Board

Company strategy is led by the main Board with a membership of Executive and Non-Executive Directors.

Management Board

The operational leadership is provided by our Management Board with its membership of office Directors and other senior leaders.

Business Conference

Our business development and marketing strategy is led by the Business Conference made up from our heads of services and sectors.

Company Advisory Panel (CAP)

An elected advisory panel provides a valuable sounding board for matters of interest to our employees. CAP recommends action to the Executive.

Planning Directors’ Conference

The constituency of all Planning Directors meets once or twice per year to review the overall performance and development of the company.

Company Conference

A full Company Conference, gathering together all our employees, is held every two years over a couple of days in a stimulating city. This has a wide agenda of business, professional development, leisure and learning. In recent years we have been to Budapest, Edinburgh and Newcastle and in the past we have also visited Prague, Berlin, Dublin and Chester.

Employee Benefit Trust (EBT)

Turley is an employee-owned company established to provide security and benefits for all its employees.

The co-ownership model was selected in 2001 as the most appropriate to secure:

  • our independence and longevity
  • a stable and equitable ownership
  • future flexibility by removing the private equity of shareholders
  • the opportunity for profit share
  • future succession.

This model has played a significant part in creating the distinctive personality and culture of our business.

The shareholding of the company is held in full by an Employee Benefit Trust (EBT) which acts as a ‘warehouse’ for the shares and has a duty to act in the interest of all beneficiaries (our employees).

The EBT is governed by a body of Trustees separate from the company’s own Board and directors.

The Trust is an influential body which holds the ownership of the company although it does not have a day to day role in the running of the company.