Chartered Surveyors, Asset Manager and Auctioneers

Over 25 years of experience

Our History

Having worked together for over 25 years and holding senior positions with specialist Birmingham based plant and machinery auctioneers Stevens, Champion and Slater and latterly the nationally and international practices of SHM Stevens Champion and SHM Smith Hodgkinson, Deeley Matthews was formed in 2008 by John Deeley and Robert Matthews to focus on local, partner led machinery and business asset services.

Robert and John have unrivalled experience of traditional auction sales having carried out almost countless sales throughout the 80’s 90’s and noughties, (sometimes even 2 in a day), and have thoroughlly embraced  the move to on line auction sales.

Our Team

John Deeley


John started his career as a trainee General Practice surveyor in 1981 with Stevens Champion and Slater. John completed the RICS Diploma in Valuation (Plant and Machinery) in 2001, has MRICS qualification and is a registered valuer. He continues to live locally and when family duties allow, is a keen and active golfer and cyclist  also  enjoys (?) following Birmingham City football club.

Robert Matthews


Robert started his career as a General practice surveyor passing the former ISVA examinations prior to their amalgamation with RICS. Robert also lives locally, has FRICS qualification and is a registered valuer. Robert enjoys country sports and similarly follows Birmingham City Football club.