About DMP

Wondering Why You Should Choose DMP?

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.

Intuitive service based on our principles

One stop shop for services

Skilled workforce dedicated to ongoing technical training

Leading the industry by example

Comprehensive succinct reporting

Co-ordinated client management

Outstanding communication

Our mission Statement

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.

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“We galvanise a professional team of experts to inspire, design, shape, manage and construct your property needs!”

JR Whitlock Managing Partner

Meet the DMP Team

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;

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JR Whitlock

Managing Partner

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 & 2021 - 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 two golden retrievers, which keeps him nice and fit, as usually he is the one left retrieving the ball!


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Mike O'Rourke


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 and Scale Up initiative through Kent County Council.

Mike successfully completed an ILM Management qualification L5 and has recently obtained his TAQA L4 award (Training Assessment Quality Assurance), which enables DMP to recruit and train new business apprentices.

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In his spare time Mike likes to play super sleuth and detective, and often hosts murder mystery whodunit parties.

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Andrew Stott

Building Surveyor

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.

James Woodgate

Assistant Building Surveyor

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James Woodgate

Assistant Building Surveyor

Joining DMP at the start of 2020, James has significant previous experience producing measured surveys, lease plans & marketing floorplans using Auto CAD software.

Currently studying with UCEM, to achieve his Building Surveying degree and onto obtain his chartership with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

In his spare time, James enjoys playing golf with friends, bringing is "Ace" game from the workplace onto the fairway!

Adrian Cassford

Architectural Technician

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Adrian Cassford

Architectural Technician

Adrian MCIAT, is a fountain of knowledge, with 48 years’ experience in the construction industry, working both as an Architectural Technologist and Building Surveyor.

Interestingly, on a number of occasions, has represented the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists  in the ‘ask the expert arena’ at both Grand Designs and the Homebuilding and Renovation Shows.

Adrian enjoys all aspects of design work, research, and is always eager to learn.

To relax, interests outside of work include walking, gardening, reading, and drawing.

Emma Clare

Personal Assistant to Partners

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Emma Clare

Personal Assistant to Partners

Emma graduated from UCL in 2012 with a BA (Double) Hons in Modern Languages (French & Italian). Since then, she’s worked in administration & project-based roles within FMCG, executive search and recruitment.

Since joining DMP, has really enjoyed understanding both the residential and commercial sides of the construction industry, and variety of projects.

Emma spends her spare time planning adventures for her and her very energetic son. In the rare quiet moments, she loves nothing more than curling up on the sofa with a good book, a cup of tea and anything involving salted caramel!

Katharine Chewter

Finance Controller

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.

Carolyn Hiscocks

Architectural Technician

Carolyn Hiscocks

Architectural Technician


Chief Happiness Officer

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Chief Happiness Officer

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!


Project Administrator

Project Administrator


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.

Tonbridge School

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

Financial Assistant

Small close-knit team…everyone works together…good work/personal life balance.

Former Employee

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.

Current Employee

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!

Current Employee

Admin Assistant

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.

Former Employee

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.

Former Employee



John Whitlock inspiring our future talent!

For the 2nd year running Managing Partner John is acknowledged as a role model for UK Construction Week 2020

UK Construction Week

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DMP are proud finalist in the category "Excellence in Customer Service"

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Building relationships with quality business professionals across The South.

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October 2019 observes Managing Partner John Whitlock celebrating a landmark 15 years with DMP!



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New Animated Logo

Inspiring and eye-catching brand

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National UK Construction Week Role Model

John Whitlock joins the prestigious class of 2019

"Once a role model, always a role model!"

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Starts 12 month Scale Up programme

In partnership with New Level Results and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce

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Shortlisted for Best Business 1 - 25 Employees

Times Tunbridge Wells prestigious annual business awards

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Proudly Achieved ISO9001 Quality Management Accreditation

In partnership with BSI DMP has successfully been awarded International Organisation of Standardisation ISO9001 

Certification No: FS 685421


John Whitlock "Business Person of the Year 2018" Runner Up!

In partnership with The Times Business Awards John Whitlock delighted to achieve Runner Up

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NEW marketing logo showcasing our top line services "at a glance"



DMP established - Launch of new company name, image and responsive website.

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John Whitlock successfully acquired Douglas Moat Practice and became Managing Partner. 


Tunbridge Wells saw the 100th anniversary of “Royal” Tunbridge Wells, granted by King Edward VII in 1909.


Douglas Moat Practice brand update and redesigned website, featuring new logo.

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John Whitlock joined the team as an Architectural Technician.


First website created for Douglas Moat Practice, featuring updated Logo.

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Based in Tunbridge Wells, Douglas Moat Practice was born.

DMP 1995

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