Episode 16

016 SME Surveyor Business Stories with Dan Knowles

Dan Knowles MRICS is a Chartered Surveyor and RICS Registered Valuer. He founded Sawyer Fielding in 2013, a company that represents homeowners affected by the threat of compulsory purchase. Last year he set up a new brand called Websters Surveyors, which offers a range of valuation and surveying services.

Understanding the importance of having a secure roof over one’s head, Dan is passionate about charity work, and his company regularly donates to housing related charities in the UK.

What We Cover In This Episode:

  • Dan’s personal experiences with compulsory purchase and homelessness
  • The importance of empathising with home owners who may lose their homes
  • How to represent a business through naming and branding
  • Building confidence, trust and rapport with home occupiers and other surveyors
  • Charity work as a way for surveyors to make an impact on the society

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Marion Ellis

As a chartered surveyor with a background in defect and valuation claims, Marion has first-hand experience of why we make mistakes and what we need to do to support ourselves to prevent them. A Fellow member of the RICS and qualified customer experience professional, Marion is passionate about empowering people. At Love Surveying, she provides the support, coaching and networking surveyors and property professionals need to handle career challenges confidently and navigate the right business journey for them. Founder of The Surveyor Hub podcast and community Marion also supports surveyors in business through her coaching and mentoring programmes. Marion is an Ambassador for Lionheart.