Founded in April 1992


Founded by Steven Gooch and Alan Burley in 1992, Gooch & Burley are one of the most respected Surveying Practices in the UK. With a team of highly professional and experienced surveyors and valuers offering surveying and valuation services throughout the Midlands, South West and South Wales.



Directors & Partners


Mr James Quinn AssocRICS
Managing Director

James studied the SAVA school of surveying achieving a Level 6 Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation through ABBE (Awarding Body of the Built Environment).

He is an Associate member of the RICS specialising in Residential Surveys and Valuation. He is also a RICS Registered Valuer. 

He joined the company after spending 14 years working for Pepsico International. In that time he developed people management, financial planning, account management and marketing knowledge that makes him well placed to continue the growth at Gooch and Burley. 

Mr John P Quinn FRICS

John is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and is General Practice Surveyor. 

John has worked in the surveying profession for some 47 years, originally working in private practice before spending 25 years in Financial Services.  John’s main focus is on providing first class customer service, managing customer expectation and making Gooch and Burley the Surveyors of choice in the area for all their customers and clients.

Steven Gooch

Steven Gooch is Director and Founder Member of Gooch & Burley.  Established in 1992 Gooch & Burley was set up to expand the services of his already successful family run Estate Agency Business, Steve Gooch Estate Agents.

Steven has always been proud of the fact that he started his working age at a very young age, growing and selling fresh produce and even today he is not adverse to getting his ‘hands dirty’ as he continues to drive Gooch & Burley using the same business ethos as he did then; which is to provide an individual and expert service to all his clients, that has proved to be the foundation of his success.

Mr Ian R Comley 

Ian graduated from Salford University in 1984 with a Degree in Building Surveying and qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1986.  After working for a couple of firms in the Gloucester/Cheltenham area Ian joined Gooch & Burley in 1995 where he is now one of the Directors’ of the Company.  Most of Ian’s work is carrying out Building Surveys and RICS Home Buyer Reports on properties.  Ian has a wealth of experience in carrying out Surveys on older buildings.

Mr M D Taylor

Martin joined Gooch and Burley in 2006.  Working out of a satellite office in Wotton-under-Edge he covers the Bristol and South Gloucestershire areas.  Prior to joining Gooch and Burley Martin worked for the Surveying Dept., of one of the major mortgage lenders, and a National firm of residential surveyors providing Mortgage Valuations,  Home Buyers’ Reports and Building Surveys.  In addition as an RICS Accredited Valuer, Private Valuations and Valuations for Tax and Matrimonial Purposes can be provided, including Expert Witness Reports for Courts and Legal Advisers.  Commercial Property Valuations are also provided.


Mrs Adrienne Batt MRICS
Associate Director / Surveyor

Adrienne joined the Gooch and Burley in 2016 and works from the Newent office across Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. 

Adrienne qualified with the College of Estate Management at Reading University and undertook her APC with the Valuation Office Agency.  Adrienne spent 14 years with the Valuation undertaking mainly a variety of valuation work.  

Adrienne specialises in Residential Valuations, Homebuyer Reports and Commercial valuations.

Mr Tom Lefek AssocRICS

Tom has joined Gooch and Burley after spending 9 years in Estate Agency working for companies across London, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and surrounding areas covering all aspects of market appraisal of residential properties, sales, lettings and property management. Tom has qualified as AssocRICS in February 2016 and now specialises in Valuation and Residential Surveys further developing his knowledge and training to become a Chartered Surveyor.

Mr Harry Hale
Graduate Surveyor

Harry has joined Gooch and Burley as a Graduate Surveyor in summer 2018. He is working towards his L6 Diploma in Residential Surveying and Valuation.

Harry joins G&B from Gloucester University.

Mr Mike Parsons MRICS

Mike is a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) and has a Building Surveying degree.  Mike has 19 years experience of Mortgage Valuation work in the Bristol and surrounding areas.  Much of his work is Home Buyer Reports and Building Surveys in the private residential sector.  Mike also has experience of Probate Valuation work and carries out Matrimonial Valuations.

Mr Michael Power MRICS

Michael qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1981.  Prior to College he started in the profession as a Trainee Surveyor working for a large Estate Agency in Birmingham.  Post qualification he worked for Birmingham City Council undertaking various valuation related projects.  Following a period of working in the private sector he moved to the Cheltenham and Gloucester/Lloyds/Barnwoods doing residential property inspections providing mortgage valuations and survey reports.  September 2012 onwards Mike set up his own practice specialising in private valuation work, valuations for mortgage purposes and private surveys.  Mike’s experience and knowledge spans over twenty five years.

Felicity Thomas AssocRICS


Felicity (Ticky) joined us in February 2019 after successfully completing the SAVA school of surveying Diploma in Residential Survey and Valuation.

Ticky is an Associate Member of RICS specialising in Residential Surveys and Valuations.  She is also a RICS Registered Valuer.

Ticky will be working in Newport and surrounding areas.


Administrative Staff

Graham Moore

Yvette Roberts

HR Consultant

Deb Cornes
Practice Manager

Sue Lancett
Bookings & Customer Service Team Support

Steph McAleer
Bookings & Customer Service Administrator

Lewis Jones

Bookings & Customer Service Administrator