About us and our team
Sonas Surveyors is an independent chartered surveying business, which is able to draw on the expertise of well-respected property experts.
The management team is committed to the delivery of high quality services to financial institutions throughout England and Wales, through a team of focussed experienced surveyors who are well versed in the delivery of professional service at high standards, with integrity. These values, linked to leading technology and innovative service design, define Sonas's approach to the property market.
The combined knowledge and experience of the parties involved in Sonas and their pragmatic approach to providing high quality technical advice, are attributes that set this business apart from others in the market.
The Management Team
Individually each constituent member has many years' relevant experience, but collectively the team holds unrivalled knowledge that provides clients with 'world class' panel management and valuation advice. They have a thorough understanding of what works for the clients and what doesn't and as a team they are keen to cut through the jargon and offer a fully supportive service that allows you to come to a decision based on the facts.
Founder Director of Gateway Surveyors, Marcus qualified with PWC in 1991. Formerly the Director of Corporate Services at SecureMove he has been instrumental in developing Gateway and Sonas into a significant and well-respected businesses in the surveying sector.
Marcus has a good sense of humour and continues under the misguided belief that Bolton Wanderers will one day return to its former glory!
Pete is an award winning business leader with over 15 years’ experience gained at BBG Surveyors, SecureMove Property Services and Gateway. Prior to this, he gained detailed knowledge of the lending market as Head of Intermediary Processing at Birmingham Midshires. Alongside his extensive and unparalleled knowledge of the property market, Pete has strong relationship management skills and is committed to leading his team to always delivering quality whilst never promising the impossible.
As chartered surveyor of over 40 years, Mel is recognised and widely respected throughout the industry as a leading player in both panel management experience and technical knowledge. Mel has held senior management roles at TSB, Black Horse Surveying Services, BBG Surveyors, SecureMove Property Services and Countrywide Surveyors, before joining Gateway in 2009.
Mel is a frustrated Stoke City supporter!
Dean has over 25 years' experience which have provided him with considerable expertise in managing large teams of chartered surveyors at Black Horse Surveying Services, BBG Surveyors and SecureMove Property Services. Dean has overall responsibility for Gateway's ‘in-house' surveying team, Sonas Surveyors. He has close associations with RICS and sat on the Working Group that has developed the RICS Building Survey.
We tolerate Dean's love of Manchester United and he is still convinced that Leicester Tigers would have done better with him playing!