New associate partner appointment at Berrys’ Shrewsbury office

Published May 19th, 2015

Partner Stuart Thomas, left, congratulates Nick Williams on his promotion to associate partner

Partner Stuart Thomas, left, congratulates Nick Williams on his promotion to associate partner

Berrys has strengthened its planning team at Shrewsbury with the promotion of planning consultant Nick Williams, to associate partner.

Nick, 31, who lives near Shrewsbury, joined Berrys in May 2010 and has been integral to the growth of the planning department at the Shrewsbury Business Park office.

“We are delighted to welcome Nick as an associate partner,” said Stuart Thomas, Berrys partner in charge of planning.

“The demand for planning services has increased over the last five years and Nick has helped us provide the specialist expertise required in this demanding sector,” he said.

Nick gained his honours degree from Exeter University and prior to joining Berrys worked for a national environmental and engineering consultancy based in Shrewsbury where he dealt with a wide range of planning projects for local government and private sector clients. Nick qualified from a Master’s Degree in Environmental Planning in 2010 following two years of part-time study alongside his planning roles.

At Berrys he has developed a particular specialism in renewable energy and has successfully steered a wide range of projects through the planning process including multi million pound anaerobic digester sites and solar farms, a recent success being an 85 acre solar farm on the outskirts of Shrewsbury.


Working with Nick and Stuart in the planning team at Shrewsbury are Amy Henson, Helen Howie, Mandy Seedhouse, Julia Whately and Lawri Potts. Brenda Docherty provides specialist office support and Andrew Beeston and Richard Cole add technical architectural skills to the services offered.

“We have a multi-skilled team with experience from all sides of the complex planning system and our results speak for themselves. We are currently delivering a 90 per cent success rate for our planning applications,” Stuart said.

For further details contact Nick Williams on 01743 267061 email or Stuart Thomas on 01743 267069 or email

Berrys has offices in Cheshire, Shropshire, Northamptonshire and Herefordshire

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More about Nick Williams

BSc (Hons) MSc MRTPI
Planning Consultant
Tel: 01743 267061
Mobile: 07710 691235

Nick joined Berrys in May 2010, he is a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. He graduated from an MSc in Environmental Planning at Liverpool John Moore’s University and previously from the University of Exeter with an honours degree in Geography. Nick became an Associate Partner of the firm in April 2015.

Nick has a wealth of private sector experience having worked as a minerals and waste planner at a national environmental and engineering consultancy based in Shrewsbury prior to his time at Berrys. Since joining Berrys he has project managed a large number of complex planning projects and has secured a significant number of planning approvals across a broad range of sectors. Approvals have ranged from single dwellings and conversion schemes through to large scale agricultural, commercial, renewable energy, and residential developments.