Established in 1995 and based in Royal Tunbridge Wells, we are one of the leading independent Building Surveying and Project Consultancy firms in London and the South of England.
DMP advises large investment organisations, pension funds, commercial & retail agents, occupiers and property owners.
Our reputation is built on delivering a quality service, tailored to each individual client’s needs, which is experienced, reliable and above all professional. We are specialists in all aspects of building surveying, project management, architectural design and cost consultancy.
Our mission is to maintain an established, trusted and leading organisation. Deliver professional property consultancy services, using smart people focused on clients, whilst upholding and championing ethical standards. Through innovation and excellence provide outstanding and award winning knowledge and accurate reporting.
“We galvanise a professional team of experts to inspire, design, shape, manage and construct your property needs!”
JR Whitlock Managing Partner
Our dynamic team have been carefully appointed to ensure we have the optimum industry experience, skills and technical expertise. Each valued member of staff is focused on delivering quality and professional standards on every project. Meet some of the team below;
John studied at Anglian Ruskin University achieving a BSc Hons in Architecture in 2003. Moving on to complete a post graduate building surveying program at University College of Estate Management.
John has been with DMP since 2004 and successfully acquired the business becoming Managing Partner in 2013.
Shortlisted for Best Businessman 2018, Best Business 1 - 25 Employees in 2019 and UK Construction Week Role Model class of 2019 - John is making an significant contribution to the industry.
John has a clear vision for DMP and is excited to be able to showcase this with the company identity and many new initiatives including ISO9001. This combined with the principles of leading the industry by example, succinct reporting, co-ordinated client management, outstanding communication and a one stop shop for service.
When John is not hard at work he enjoys spending time walking his three golden retrievers, which keeps him nice and fit, as usually he is the one left retrieving the ball!
Mike has an extensive background in human resources, training and quality assurance over the past 20 years, providing a bespoke consultancy service to independent companies across the South East.
Mike joined the DMP family as Partner in 2014 and has been involved in a number of strategic projects, specialising in HR, recruitment, marketing & branding. Most recently spearheading the ISO9001 accreditation.
Mike successfully completed an ILM Management qualification and has recently obtained his TAQA L4 award (Training Assessment Quality Assurance), which enables DMP to recruit and train new business apprentices.
In his spare time Mike likes to play super sleuth and detective, and often hosts murder mystery whodunit parties.
Ben studied Interior Architecture at Lincoln University, graduating in 2007 achieving an honours degree. He then went on to study a post graduate Building Surveying diploma at London Southbank University.
Since then, Ben has join the DMP family as a Building Surveyor, where he has been making a fantastic name for himself with existing and new clients alike. Ben has worked within the industry for over 12 years and has now recently achieved his Chartership with RICS – to attain MRICS status. In addition, Ben is an official RICS APC Mentor, offering guidance to other candidates looking to achieve an accreditation.
Developing properties has been a personal interest of Bens, and having completed a number of projects, he currently spends his spare time restoring a beautiful period property.
Claudine joins us bringing a wealth of finance and customer service experience having worked in the industry for many years. Claudine's key responsibility is the day to day financial management and reporting, including invoicing and accounts payable. In addition, showcasing her design flare by creating and publishing online marketing media.
Achieving a core DMP value within "Smart People" she recently successfully accomplished a Level 2 Foundation in Bookkeeping and is now planning on studying the advanced course.
In her spare time Claudine enjoys keeping fit and active with regular Yogo and fitness classes. All this exercise allows her to indulge in her guilty pleasures, which is; boiled marrow covered in a cheese sauce, Or a Bhuna curry, Or spaghetti bolognese with mature cheese on top!.... choices, choices, choices, this is making our mouth water!
Claudine enjoys playing super sleuth and detective while reading Sherlock Holmes. We're sure these talents will be put to good use while working with our "facts & figures!"
Claudine prides herself on her attention to detail, conscientious nature and being a fast learner. These are the perfect "ingredients" for a successful partnership.
Kat has been working within the finance sector for over 10 years and has been part of the DMP family since 2013. Katherine’s key responsibility is for financial accountancy and payroll.
Outside of work Kat succeeds in ‘balancing the book’s with looking after two children and also manages to find time to indulge in the silver screen.
Chloë Williams has joined the DMP team as a Assistant Building Surveyor. Having achieved an HNC in Construction, she is now currently working three days per week while studying towards Bsc Hons Building Surveying at Brighton University.
Interestingly, out of office hours, Chloë enjoys regular outdoor holidays and has climbed the Sydney Bridge, climbed a glacier and slept under the stars in bear territory, to name a few!
With a successful background in the Building Control and Housing Association Sector, Chloë applies her expert knowledge in Building Regulations and Planning, this coupled with her self management and impeccable communication skills Chloe is climbing the DMP ladder to success!
James proudly joins DMP on a 1 year Graduate Placement studying towards Bsc Hons Building Surveying at the University of Brighton. Interestingly a key module he is focusing on in his 2nd year is Construction Methods and Technology. James is excited to be part of the DMP team and is keen to learn all aspects of Building Surveying , particularly Dilapidation and legal disputes.
In addition, James is undertaking a Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and continues to commit significant stamina to this prestigious title.
Bracken joins the DMP team as Chief Happiness Officer and Head of Time Zapping. This cute Retriever comes from a long line of beautiful goldies which are owned by John Whitlock
In addition, this cuddly canine is responsible for moral and security at the company. Her key area of expertise is to lay under Johns desk, sleeping and ensuring that all meetings stay on track, the perfect watchdog.
Our hovering hound is never too far for a cuddle or to be taken out for a executive walk.
Significantly, this four legged pooch is already set for promotion as Managing Director Office Mascot. We wish her all the licks in the world!
It was interesting to understand all the different elements that go into surveying and how the departments work together. The newsfeed exercise was interesting and the finance task was useful as I can see a potential career in that sector. Overall an valuable and enjoyable week.
Work Experience Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys
Thank you very much for the attention and support you gave me when I completed my work experience with you a few weeks ago.
I believe I learned a lot and my experience has definitely inspired me to do something in the region of Building Surveying in the future. Although it was only three days I would definitely recommend DMP to peers.
Work Experience Placement
Nice environment… friendly atmosphere, helpful colleagues. Professional and efficient work-wise, and careful with data and procedures.
Current Employee via Glassdoor.co.uk
Small close-knit team…everyone works together…good work/personal life balance.
Offers training for those who are interested in learning and progression…your contribution are noticed.
Travel time to the office can be tricky depending on the time of day.
DMP comes highly recommended in the Construction world in the South East. They work with many notable Clients and take pride in training and supporting their staff to make the most of their skills and expertise.
I am proud to be a member!
I spent a year at DMP whilst on a university placement fulfilling both building surveying and project management duties… experience and knowledge gained was particularly beneficial and left me in a great position for my final year.
Very little to change…team bonding and social occasions were a nice touch.
The reputation of Douglas Moat plus the varied and interesting projects they work on are what initially attracted me to join the business…When my personal circumstances changed they were flexible enough to review my hours.
Building relationships with quality business professionals across The South.
October 2019 observes Managing Partner John Whitlock celebrating a landmark 15 years with DMP!
Inspiring and eye-catching brand
John Whitlock joins the prestigious class of 2019
"Once a role model, always a role model!"
In partnership with New Level Results and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce
Times Tunbridge Wells prestigious annual business awards
In partnership with BSI DMP has successfully been awarded International Organisation of Standardisation ISO9001
In partnership with The Times Business Awards John Whitlock delighted to achieve Runner Up
NEW marketing logo showcasing our top line services "at a glance"
The living wage rate is calculated to reflect the real cost of living. With over 3700 UK employers committed to the initiative.
New responsive website entered into category B2B at prestigious awards reaches final stage!
Following a devastating fire in 2013, Douglas Moat Practice managed the complex stages of the historic reinstatement of Webbs of Tenderden in the Jewel of the Weald.
Douglas Moat Practice design wins major shop front accolade. John Whitlock accepted the award from the Mayor of Tunbridge Wells at the Civic Society award ceremony. The design has been chosen by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council as the blue print for which all other conservation shop fronts should emulate in the vicinity of the Opera House.
Acting for large property Investment Company, Douglas Moat Practice were lead Architect for the redevelopment of a new 32,000 sq ft retail store, which was pre let to TK Maxx and included in the scheme was an additional 5,000 sq of retail space.
Douglas Moat Practice were appointed to assist obtaining a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and administer the contract for restoration.
Historic Royal Victoria House was part of this acquisition, where Queen Victoria frequented.
Douglas Moat Practice had a piece of the historical action delivering up the conversion of the ‘Red-Brick Co-Op’ building in Woolwich into 120 bedroom hotel in readiness for the Italian Equestrian team stay for the Summer 2012 Olympics.
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