Meet The Marwood Team

While surveys and valuations are our speciality, people are important too.

Sophie Bullock MRICS

RICS Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer

Sophie is a RICS Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer with many years of experience in both the residential and commercial property sector. Sophie established her original firm in 2008 and merged with Marwood to roll out Marwood Surveyors in 2013, and brought to the business her extensive network of contacts. Sophie’s specialism is residential valuation and her personable approach and passion for her work has built Sophie an exemplary reputation within the property industry.

Gary Black

Managing Director

As an experienced property professional with over 33 years’ experience in Residential & Commercial property, Gary continues to develop and execute the company’s business strategy. Gary is actively involved in a number of other complementary businesses, and has a passion for football.

Andrew Bullock MCIOB AssocRICS

MCIOB & RICS Building Surveyor

Andrew is a highly experienced Building Surveyor with over 30 years experience working within the construction, commercial and residential building sector. His specialisms include Land Registry Compliance Plans, Party Wall Surveying, Boundary Determination, Building Surveys, and Conditions Reports. Andrew is a committed and conscientious surveyor believing in providing a highly professional working manner with our clients.

Hannah Gilchrist

Office Manager

Hannah is our Office Manager and prides herself on customer service and organisation. Hannah is the go-to person for staff, handling everything from scheduling and budgeting to resolving issues and maintaining a positive work environment. Hannah has her ILM Level 3 qualification in Leadership and Management.

Katie Beswick

Graduate Surveyor

Katie is our graduate surveyor and was awarded a BSc (Hons) degree in Property Finance and Investment in July 2021. Katie’s current role is to support our director Sophie, as well as working towards her RICS APC, which we are excited to help support her through.

Jessica Vale

Office Administrator

Jessica is our office administrator, and has her Level 3 Business Administration qualification. She is a vital member of our team and is always willing to help our customers and her colleagues. Jessica also supports our surveyor Andrew Bullock with Party Wall administration.

Tanya Stevens-Cates MRICS


Tanya started her career as a Cadet Valuer with the Valuation Office Agency and after qualifying with The Royal Institute of Surveyors now has over 20 years of experience in the National and Local Taxation Sector. Providing valuation and practical advice on all aspects of Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax, including tax reliefs for example Agricultural Relief and Private Residence Relief. She also has expertise providing advice, valuation and support through the entire “check, challenge appeal process” in Rateable Valuations including negotiation with The Valuation Office Agency and attending as an expert witness at valuation tribunals. Tanya is also a registered valuer and very experienced in RICS Level 2 and Level 3 Surveys, New Build Snagging Reports, Asset Valuations, Commercial Valuations and Building Condition Surveys.