At the centre of everything we do at Surface is a team of highly skilled and experienced people delivering a professional and quality inspection service.

With 12 in-house Field Inspectors and 4 sub-contractors, we are well positioned to support all corrosion and NDT inspection needs. All inspectors are either AMPP;  ICorr or FROSIO Level 3 qualified. Surface currently has the most in-house Level 3 inspectors in the UK.

Our ICorr coating surveyors are also further qualified with GVC Drone Training Certifications approved by the CAA to deliver safe and efficient UAV inspection services.

Sean Truesdale

Founder and CEO

Our founder and director initially started the company in 2010 and has amassed over 30 years’ experience in the coatings industry undertaking a multitude of senior roles before embarking on creating Surface Corrosion Consultants.

Sean is a highly experienced, well-known and respected AMPP Level 3 coating inspection professional. He has been instrumental in establishing the company as a market leader in Paint Inspection, NDT & Coating Inspection and Corrosion Prevention consultancy across Europe.

With a passion for advancing the digitisation of coating and inspection management he truly believes we are leading the way with our powerful asset management application – SAM™.

Sean maintains a ‘hands-on’ approach in all the day-to-day activities of the company and brings a wealth of technical and practical knowledge to the ever-growing team. More recently his attention has been focused on building a team around him to sustain Surface’s vision for the future.

Sean works directly with our clients throughout the UK and Ireland and further afield in Europe. Implementing strategies and specifications is at the core of his role, allowing projects to be successfully delivered across a wide range of industries, with a keen interest in Oil & Gas, Renewable and Industrial sectors.


Jenny Truesdale

Finance Director

Jenny founded the business alongside Sean as an equity partner in 2010 and holds the role of Finance Director having previously held various management roles in the Aerospace, Private Healthcare and Industrial Services sectors.

Jenny in recent years has migrated to a more supervisory role, responsible for the finance team overseeing the overall finances of new business and existing business.

Jenny is a commercially driven finance professional, providing clear strategic direction and strong financial project management skills.


Robert Dalzell

Projects Director

Robert is an AMPP Corrosion and Protective Coating specialist. He has been with Surface for over 6 years and has managed some of the companies most pivotal projects to date. Roberts career started 30 years ago when working for the iconic Harland and Wolff, he later ventured into the offshore industry where he gained a wealth of experience in man management and operational planning. Robert has a vast knowledge of protective and fire protective coatings. He has held his AMPP Level 3 qualification for well over 15 years and has held numerous Project Managemnt and operational roles across the Global Oil and Gas industry.


Steve Brierley

Operations Director

With over 35 years of experience in the coating industry, Steve brings with him a wealth of knowledge on maintenance, project supervision and quality control. He has successfully managed an array of large-scale projects.  Steve is a AMPP Senior Corrosion Technologist and has held AMPP Level 3 qualification since 2010.

Steve has been a member of the Surface Corrosion Consultants Ltd. team for five years and has been the Senior Project Manager on many of our leading operations.

Steve is fully conversant with all aspects of SAM™ and concentrates his efforts on its development promotion and extended use; working with software developers for over 5 years Steve was able to simplify the whole inspection process.


Amy Truesdale

Accounts Assistant

After working in a part-time capacity for the company for several years, Amy joined as our full-time Accounts Assistant in February 2023. Amy is a First-Class Honours History graduate from the University of Edinburgh and has previously worked in hospitality, retail, admin, and recruitment.

In her new role Amy’s responsibilities include managing the company’s accounts, invoices, wages, expenses, updating our accountancy software daily and assisting our directors with any other tasks. Amy also assists with our Sales and Marketing which is a side of the business she has great interest in and hopes to become more involved in over time.

Michael O’Neill

Senior Coatings Inspector

Connor Ravey

Executive Assistant to Directors

Connor is an English Literature graduate from Queen’s University Belfast and has previously worked in retail, transport and for a business travel agency before joining Surface as Executive Assistant to Directors in 2023.

As Executive Assistant Connor is involved in various aspects of the business and is integral to the smooth day-to-day running of the company. This includes maintaining our paperwork and policies, managing time sheets, arranging travel, calculating costs for incoming work and any other tasks required by the managing directors.

Connor is new to the corrosion and coating inspection industry but is excited to expand his knowledge of both Surface and the industry as a whole.

Billy Mackay

Technical Business Development Consultant

Surface were delighted to welcome Billy to the company in May 2023 to focus on the strategic development of SAM, specifically targeting NDT and CUI and supporting the future deployment with the major operators in the North Sea Basin.

Having been involved over many years with some of the largest operators and service companies in the North Sea, namely Phillips Petroleum UK Ltd, Lloyds Register and latterly at Total Energies, Billy is hugely experienced and regarded for his knowledge and experience in Inspection, Asset Integrity and Fabric Maintenance.

We at Surface are looking forward to the massive benefits Billy brings and the undoubted successful progression with our ground-breaking technology SAM™.

Software Development Team

Our in-house software team leading the digital evolution in our field includes a highly experienced Lead Software Architect and four programmers to support ongoing development work. Surface is committed to continually enhancing and developing SAM™ to ensure it continues to be the best online management tool on the market.

Inspection Team

With 12 in-house Field Inspectors and 4 sub-contractors, we are well positioned to support all corrosion and NDT inspection needs. All inspectors are either ICorr Level 3 or AMPP Level 3 Qualified. Surface currently has the most in-house Level 3 inspectors in the UK.