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John Whitlock

DMP LLP Chartered Building Surveyors

“Right from the beginning, from a very early age and all the way through school and college I’ve always wanted to be an architectural consultant. I went to University and afterwards literally walked straight into a job, right here at DMP and here I still am 15 years later!Here we went through the change of the construction industry just after the recession of 2009 as well as the stage when the business associates here were looking to retire. By 2013, this had set in motion the mechanism for me to take over the business. Over time I’ve seen a steady growth in both clients in this area and all over the South East and London as well as staff. We used to operate on 5 to 7 staff, we’re now a team of 10 and we’re always looking to recruit. One of our struggles is getting good talent into Tunbridge Wells with such good connections into London where the earning potential is much higher. We’ve invested heavily in marketing over the last three years, investing a big percentage of our turnover keeping our website market leading and current as well as rebranding in 2016 and being awarded our ISO9001 Accreditation last year. We’re carrying out a lot more commercial work and really want to be a one-stop shop for local businesses, individuals and home owners alike, where we can do anything for them from extending the property or handing over the keys at the end of a substantial refurbishment or new build project.
I’m very meticulous and have a very good attention to detail with a strong understanding on how buildings are put together. Last year I was nominated as Business Person of the year 2018 through the Tunbridge Wells Times. I’m more of a technically minded architectural consultant making sure things work off plan and not just on a pretty drawing."

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About the business

We are one of the leading independent Chartered Building Surveying and Project Consultancy firms in London and the South of England. Established in 1995 and based in Royal Tunbridge Wells, DMP has a talented and professional team dedicated to delivering a timely and quality service. DMP advises large investment organisations, pension funds, commercial & retail agents, occupiers and individuals. We have a broad portfolio of work in office and commercial; education and leisure, warehouse and industrial; retail; healthcare; conservation and heritage; and residential. 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. We project manage both large and small construction projects and by co-ordinating with other specialists consultants we ensure that we galvanise the most experienced professional team to each project. Our building consultancy team specialises in Building Surveys, Condition and pre-acquisition surveys, Dilapidations, Party Wall matters, and advice on building repairs and maintenance.

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