Meet the Team –
Neil Marsden Jnr. Managing Director
Neil has been in the industry for over 15 years, starting as a labourer, then becoming a damp technician. He progressed to the position of a Remedial Surveyor, and achieved full C.S.R.T qualification. As well as his surveying duties he is also responsible for the management of the Health and Safety within the company, and has an IOSH Safety in Management Certificate.
Neil was born in Gateshead, grew up in Chester le Street, and was married in 2009 to wife Rachel. After their marriage, Neil and Rachel moved to Washington and have two young daughters, Isabel & Zoe.
Both inside and outside of work, Neil has become a bit of a Youtube and ITV News Star! In 2015, Neil was asked to act as a property expert for ITV news investigating rogue traders. In 2009, Neil and his friends performed a suprise wedding dance, which got over 50,000 hits and also featured on the news. All videos are linked below –
ITV News – Property Expert – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUhCzon355A
Youtube – Wedding Dance Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWFt8DV5kAM
ITV News – Wedding Dance Interview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTjQhdJ2a9o
Neil’s vision for Marsden Damp Services Ltd is to continue to provide a service based on trust and honesty which his customers can rely on for generations to come.
Gaynor Stewart- Office Manageress.
Gaynor joined Marsden Damp Services Ltd as Office and Finance Manager. Gaynor arrived with an impressive list of Qualifications including a BA with Honors in Business Management and she has surpassed all expectations. Overhauling our office systems and procedures was the first task in front of her and she has done this is in double quick time. She has since gone on to take overall control of the running of the admin and accounts sections of the business and excelled in everything that has been asked of her. Dealing with the day to day running of the office she is an integral and valued member of staff.
Gaynor lives with partner Aidan and her two young daughters, who she loves to spend time with. She is currently on maternity leave after having her third child, Travis.
Lynsey Burn –
Lynsey joined us in January 2017 and slotted in so well it was like she had been here for years. Lynsey manages our finance and plays a vital role in the continued success of the company. Her work ethic and attention to detail is exceptional and is a real benefit to the company.
Lynsey has a young son, Henry, and is due to get married in 2018.
Karen Ather –
Karen joined on a temporary contract in April 17, to cover maternity leave. In her short time with us, she has already had a substantial impact on our company which we will benefit from for years to come. She is extremely hard working and motivated. When the time comes for Karen to move on, she will always have a place in the Marsden Damp Services ‘Hall of Fame’!
Site Technicians –
We have many site technicians, and have included some of them below. You may recognise some of them if they come to work at your property.
Andrew (aka Titch) and Neil on the left, two of our specialist plasterers, turning our a top quality job as always. After so many years in the industry, they really know their stuff and are always eager to learn more.
Martin and Nick on the right, they can turn their hand to just about anything, and have shown incredible loyalty to our family over the years.
We have many others including Dave the specialist plasterer, and Neil, the damp technician, who look after our Teesside based properties.
Wayne and Michael are currently doing the Specialist Technicians two year course, in which they visit the PCA offices in Cambridge for specialist training, which is combined with on the job learning. When they complete the course, we (are pretty certain) they will be the highest qualified damp technicians in the North East.
You may also bump into Anthony Marsden (Neil’s brother) who is there to help out when called upon.