Edward Phillips

Company Director

Edward is a Chartered Building Engineer, the founding member and director of Gemstone Building Surveyors Ltd.

Edward has had a colourful working career ranging from the Royal Marines, steel fixer, property developer finally settling in building surveying/building control.

After working for 20 years in Local Authority and for Approved Inspectors in 2006 Edward setup Gemstone Building Surveyors Ltd. Since that date the company has and continues to develop and expand.

Originally from Pembrokeshire West Wales Edward has set up home in Dersingham, Norfolk for the past 20 years. In what spare time Edward does have he enjoys the company of friends, family and a good social life along with walking with this to labra-doodles, the gym and jive dancing.

Donna George

Office Administrator

Joined Gemstone Building Surveyors in early 2016

“I form part of the admin dream team who helps to keep the office on track and the surveyors in check!

I think I bring a little bit of sunshine to the office every day!”

Shirley Rumens

Office Administrator

Joined Gemstone Building Surveyors in 2014.

"I enjoy working as part of a talented team and have a good rapport with our customers. Liaising with the Estate Agents to arrange Home Buyers surveys is one of my many roles. In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and family, and spending time with my three Grandchildren."

Matthew Kerrison

Trainee building and energy surveyor.
2:1 History BA (Hons)

Joined Gemstone Building Surveyors in Feb 2016.

"I would like to think I bring a willingness to learn new skills to the Gemstone team and an eagerness to help out where needed across a variety of tasks.

In my spare time I enjoy reading a varied range of fiction and none fiction, especially anything to do with history and The American West. I also love woodworking, gardening and general pottering about at home."

Nigel Syder

Building Surveyor
ACABE HND Civil Engineering

"I started working for Gemstone in July 2016 in Building Control. I have approximately 20 years engineering experience including 10 years building surveying working in the UK and South Australia.

I have worked both on site and with engineering consultants bringing experience and stories from these backgrounds to Gemstone.

In my spare time I enjoy being with family, kayaking, walking and listening to a wide range of rock music."

Sid Webb

Building Surveyor

"I started working as a Building Surveyor for Gemstone in February 2017 having previously worked for Local Authorities and in the Higher Education Sector.

I am a time served ex bricklayer and my career in the Building Industry has been like playing snakes and ladders, you work hard to get to the top then you slip down and must work hard to back up again.

I like to think that I can communicate and get along with all types of people, providing a practical and workable solution to most building problems.

My wife calls me Wikipedia as I seem to know loads of stuff, which is often totally useless and irrelevant information.

I am very proud of my Children and Grand Children."

Tiffany Wratten

Trainee Building Surveyor

Joined Gemstone in September 2016.

“I am currently studying with UCEM whilst training and gaining lots of experience at work as a trainee building surveyor.

I really enjoy going out on site with Surveyors as it brings to life all that I have been learning and has helped me to appreciate how complex and detailed the construction industry is.

I am also to learning about the energy side in construction, which is also very interesting and will complement my studies in Building Surveying.

Outside of work I enjoy travelling, keeping up to date with the latest movies and spending time with my friends and family.”

Susan Thomas

Office Administrator

"I joined Gemstone Building Surveyors in May 2018.

I work within the admin team helping my colleagues.

I enjoy socialising and spending time with my friends and family."