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.
One stop shop for services
Skilled workforce dedicated to ongoing technical training
Leading the industry by example
Comprehensive succinct reporting
Co-ordinated client management
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 & 2020 - 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.
Andrew has a BSc (Hons) degree in Building Surveying and the Environment from the University of Plymouth and is a Certified member of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Managers.
Andrew brings extensive experience from the educational, retail and healthcare sectors in Surveying, Facilities Management and Health and Safety. In addition, is IOSH certified by ROSPA .
An extensive and intuitive background as Employers Agent and Contract Administration through to core Surveying services including Party Wall and Dilapidations. By combining his strong technical knowledge, client liaison experience and green building expertise, he smoothly guides our clients through the construction process.
Chloe joins the DMP team having a wealth of financial experience within the corporate banking sector. In addition, experience in management and leadership of a number of finance staff across various banking sites.
At DMP, Chloe's key responsibility is the day to day financial management and reporting, including invoicing, accounts payable & credit control.
Chloe prides herself on her attention to detail, conscientious nature and ability to strengthen business activities through effective relationships.
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.
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.
For the 2nd year running Managing Partner John is acknowledged as a role model for UK Construction Week 2020
DMP are proud finalist in the category "Excellence in Customer Service"
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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