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 ICorr Level 3 or AMPP 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 MD

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.

Email: sean@consultsurface.com

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.

Email: jenny@consultsurface.com

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.

Email: robert@consultsurface.com

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.

Email: steve@consultsurafce.com

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