It is understood Freedman himself made the decision to leave, but will remain in place until a full-time replacement is found.
The group said the timing of the decision was not connected to the recent results which showed a profit before goodwill amortisation of £678,000 from a £55m turnover – described by chief executive, Ian Buckley as disappointing.
The group was forced to issue a profits warning at the end of last year. Andy Raynor, chairman of its Midlands region, and former partner of BDO Stoy Hayward West Midlands, will take on the role on a temporary basis.
Buckley said: ‘Jonathan’s contribution to Tenon has been significant. Sadly he has decided to stand down to pursue other interests.’
It is unclear where Freedman will move to. He was unavailable for comment.
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