About Us

About Us

Paul Lewis


Paul a Chartered Surveyor, is based at our Hexham and Penrith offices. He has 40 years experience within the industry and now specialises in historic property conservation His passion for this topic has lead to him being an Accredited Conservation Surveyor as awarded by RICS in 2013 and he now acts as an Assessor on the RICS Conservation Accreditation panel. He works as a consultant to the National Trust, Catholic Church and several private country estates throughout the North of England.

Paul loves to participate in competitive sailing when he has a spare moment and can be found on Lake Ullswater come rain or shine.

Peter Lewis


Peter runs the Richmond and Darlington offices. He came to surveying as a second career, graduating with an MSc from Northumbria University before being coached to Chartered Surveyor status by Paul.

In addition to his Surveying skills Peter brings his strategic management skills to the practice.

Peter enjoys the delights of surveying properties throughout the Yorkshire dales, South Durham and Teesside with the occasional trip further afield to Cumbria and Northumberland to support colleagues’ projects.

Jennifer Phillips

BSc (Hons), BA(Hons)

Jenny studied Interior Design at Leeds Metropolitan University and later went on to achieve a 1st class honours degree in Building Surveying at Northumbria University. At present, she is in the process of becoming a Chartered Building Surveyor.

She brings both design and technical skills to the company. Primarily focusing on architectural design, she uses AutoCAD software to produce specialist drawings.

Jenny is a talented artist and has developed this hobby into another aspect the business can utilise. Creating Artist impressions for Estate agents, property developers and the National Trust.

Emma Gregson


Emma has over a decade of experience across public, private and consultancy sectors with a strong understanding of Local Authority and Development Management procedures developed during her time her time as a Senior Planning Officer for Sevenoaks District Council. Emma continues to provide consultancy services to Local Authorities either on an individual project basis or to assist with their Development Management function in determining planning applications and representing Councils at appeal.

Emma has also worked for a commercial house builder and renewable energies company leading their planning function, alongside her client led consultancy work.

Emma has an amenable yet forensic manner, which enables her to adeptly manage the competing challenges the planning system poses to any project.

Robert Lewis


Robert joined the Lewis Surveying Associates in 2011, whilst studying for his degree in Building Surveying at Northumbria University.

A member of the RICS, his aim is to become RICS Chartered and in the future accredited in conservation.

He brings to LSA his computer aided design skills, particularly 3D modelling and visual representations. Robert has experience in both the commercial and private sector with modern and traditional property.

Robert’s accomplishments to date involve the restoration of St Robert of Newminster Church in Morpeth following fire damage. He demonstrated his CAD design skills restoring the stonework of the spire. Robert has been involved in helping clients restore their properties after flood and fire damage, including two farm houses on the Dunham Massey estate for the National Trust.

Passionate about exercise, you can find Robert in the gym or sailing at Ullswater in his spare time.

Josie Lewis


Josie is the newest member of the team and brings a set of skills focussed around emerging technologies. She recently obtained her Permission For Commercial Operation from the Civil Aviation Authority which certifies she can fly UAV’s for aerial surveys and inspections.

Having graduated from Northumbria University in 2009 with a 2:1 In Graphic Design her background is in visual communication and utilises this expertise in the field of Business Information Modelling.

As well as specialising in 3D modelling and UAV surveys she is also taking on a role as a CAD technician and Junior Surveyor.

Jackie Lewis

Jackie is the Office Manager for the Hexham and Penrith Offices. She is also the company secretary and ensures the smooth running of the practice.