• Professional chartered surveyors in Chichester

  • Stephen J Johnson

    Head of Business Development

    Stephen joins us from a different profession with over 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He was a fixed income trader and broker covering US, European and UK government bond markets in London and Frankfurt for most of his career preceded by a spell in the short-term money markets. Though not from a surveying background he brings a drive to build business relationships and calm determination to get things done.

  • Edward Prentice FRICS

    Senior Consultant

    Edward has over 50 years’ experience as a Chartered Surveyor and is one of our Consultants. He originally worked in Kent before qualifying in London and then spent 12 years overseas in Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Singapore, during which time he worked throughout Asia on a wide variety of agribusiness, commercial and industrial engagements.

    On returning to England he was a Commercial Manager for the London Docklands Development Corporation, before becoming a Partner with an international surveying practice in London’s West End. He was responsible for promoting and undertaking the firm’s extensive international real estate engagements and has worked in nearly 40 countries around the world.

    He established his own Practice based in Kent 25 years ago, handling many types of agribusiness, commercial, industrial and leisure real estate agency, consultancy, valuation and expert witness work throughout Britain. He advises a wide variety of clients on standard, historical and unusual property situations, acquisitions and disposals nationwide. The Practice’s clients include SME’s and major public commercial and industrial groups in both the public and private sectors and their professional advisers. He assists many property owners with resolving their boundary issues.

    He has always been an active member of business and social organisations wherever he was working. He is married with two adult daughters.

    Professional memberships

    Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, FRICS

  • Nathan Dartmouth BSc (Hons) MRICS

    Chartered Building Surveyor

    Nathan is an experienced building surveyor and registered valuer. He has a wide knowledge base built up over 25 years covering all aspects of commercial and residential surveying including regulation and planning, party wall matters, expert witness through to dilapidations and dispute resolutions.

    Professional memberships

    • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, MRICS
  • Sara Burrell BSc., DipBldgCon., MRICS

    Chartered Building Surveyor specialisation in building conservation

    Sara qualified as a member of the RICS in 1984 and has worked for a major house builder, as well as local government and in private practice. In 1999 she completed a postgraduate qualification in building conservation at Reading University College of Estate Management. A very experienced member of our team with a broad knowledge base primarily across the residential sector, including, building surveys, specialising in historic buildings, valuations, party wall, building design, town planning and building regulations.

    Professional memberships

    Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors MRICS

  • Tim Doherty MSC, MRICS, MCIOB

    Building Surveyor

    Professional memberships

    • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, MRICS
    • Member of the Chartered Institution of Building, MCIOB
  • Robin Riches MRICS


    Robin has been in the surveying industry since qualifying in 1989. Having worked for many residential and commercial property businesses in and around Portsmouth and Hampshire Robin also lectured on estate management degree at Southampton Institute for many years. A well-known and liked member of the property fraternity across the region we are very pleased to have Robin on our team.

  • Kim Dixon


    Kim joined the Cranes team as company secretary in November 2019, bringing expertise from an extensive variety of past administrative roles.

    Kim has worked both Globally and within the UK working autonomously in support of senior management and as an integral part of a team. Within Cranes Kim is responsible for processing all admin tasks generated by our Chartered Surveying team and external consultants.