About DMP

Established in 1995 and based in Royal Tunbridge Wells, we are one of the leading independent Chartered 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.

“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;

John Whitlock

JR Whitlock BSc (Hons)

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 - John is making an significant contribution to the industry.

DMP-LLP John Whitlock

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.

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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 O'Rourke

Mike O'Rourke

Partner

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.

DMP-LLP ISO9001 assurance logo

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

Ben Carey MRICS

Chartered Building Surveyor / Associate Partner

Ben Carey

Ben Carey MRICS

Chartered Building Surveyor / Associate Partner

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.

Carolyn Hiscocks

Architectural Technician

Claudine Harper

Financial Administrator

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.

Katharine Chewter ACCA
BSc (HONS)

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.

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

Chloë Williams

Assistant Building Surveyor

Chloë Williams

Assistant Building Surveyor

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!

 

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Morgan Browne

Intern

Morgan joined the DMP team early 2019 as our Intern.

Studying level 3 Construction in the Built Environment at Maidstone College, he joins DMP learning on the job, blending the skills and knowledge learnt whilst applying our values and high standards.

Morgan has a number of key accomplishments, one of which is achieving an grade A in Mathematics. This talent will certainly assist in his chosen career path.

In his spare time Morgan enjoys motocross and driving his pit bike locally to him. Together, we look forward to accelerating Morgan through  his first steps in the construction world!

EMPLOYEE TESTIMONIALS

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.

Luke

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

DMP TIMELINE

2019

New Animated Logo

Inspiring and eye-catching brand

watch our logo magic

 

2019

National UK Construction Week Role Model

John Whitlock joins the prestigious class of 2019

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

DMP-LLP UK Construction Week 2019

2019

Starts 12 month Scale Up programme

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

DMP-LLP Scale Up

2019

Shortlisted for Best Business 1 - 25 Employees

Times Tunbridge Wells prestigious annual business awards

DMP-LLP Times Business Awards

2018

Proudly Achieved ISO9001 Quality Management Accreditation

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

DMP-LLP ISO9001 assurance logo

2018

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

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

DMP-LLP Trophy

2018

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

2018

DMP Accredited by The Living Wage Foundation

The living wage rate is calculated to reflect the real cost of living. With over 3700 UK employers committed to the initiative.

DMP-LLP Living Wage logo

2017

Ben Carey Promoted to Associate Partner

2017

DMP become regulated by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

RICS logo

2017

DMP showcase 'Company Values'

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2016

DMP website in Kent Digital Awards 2016

New responsive website entered into category B2B at prestigious awards reaches final stage!

2016

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

DMP Logo

2015

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.

2013

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.

2013

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

2013

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.

2012

Argos Hill Windmill

Douglas Moat Practice were appointed to assist obtaining a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and administer the contract for restoration.

2012

Douglas Moat Practice was commissioned to undertake an acquisition survey of Lower Pantiles for a local land owner.

Historic Royal Victoria House was part of this acquisition, where Queen Victoria frequented.

2012

London Olympics

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.

2009

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

2009

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

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2004

John Whitlock joined the team as an Architectural Technician.

1999

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

DMP 1999

1995

Based in Tunbridge Wells, Douglas Moat Practice was born.

DMP 1995

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