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 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 the 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 the UK Construction Week Role Model class of 2019 & 2020 & 2021 - John is making a significant contribution to the industry.

John has a clear & distinct vision for DMP and is excited to be able to showcase this with the company identity and many initiatives including ISO9001, The Good Business Charter, and most recently a proud member of The Greener Initiative. This combined with the principles of leading the industry by example, succinct reporting, coordinated 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!


Mike O'Rourke

Quality & Compliance

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Mike O'Rourke

Quality & Compliance

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 Southeast.

Mike joined the DMP family as Partner in 2014 and has been involved in several strategic projects, specialising in HR, recruitment, marketing & branding. Notably spearheading the ISO9001 accreditation, Scale Up initiative through Kent County Council and most recently embarking on the Good Business Charter. 

Alongside DMP, Mike delivers National Apprenticeship Standards across Kent & Sussex in Leadership & Management, Team Leading & Business Administration. 

Mike holds an ILM Management qualification and TAQA Award (Training Assessment Quality Assurance), which importantly enables DMP to recruit and train new industry talent.

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In his spare time, Mike is a keen member of his local amateur dramatics society. And likes to play super sleuth and detective, and often hosts murder mystery whodunit parties.

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. 

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.

Joshua Prescott

Assistant Building Surveyor

Joshua Prescott

Assistant Building Surveyor

Josh joined the DMP family in 2023 as an Assistant Building surveyor.

Graduating university in 2022, and achieving his Part 1 BA Hons in Architecture, Josh is keen to continue his development on the trajectory as a Building Surveyor. Previous to DMP, Josh has excellent experience within an Architectural practice, working on large scale projects across the UK.

To unwind from a busy day at the office,  Josh enjoys running, playing golf and going to the gym.

Carolyn Hiscocks

Architectural Technician

Carolyn Hiscocks

Architectural Technician

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Katharine Chewter

Finance Controller

Kat has been working within the finance sector for over 12 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 books" with looking after two children and also manages to find time to indulge in the silver screen.

Marketa Jandova

Office Business Administrator

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Marketa Jandova

Office Business Administrator

Marketa joined the DMP family as an Office Business Administrator in 2023 following her dream of working in a creative industry. With over 10 years of working in an administrative/PA role Marketa has exceptional organisational skills and in line with DMP’s values is focused on delivering excellence in all aspects of customer service.  

Marketa’s time outside of work is divided between being a mother to her daughter, supporting environmental campaigns and being an active member of her community.  To satisfy her creative side Marketa organises an annual living advent calendar in her town which has proven to be very popular.


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!



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.


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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



Proud Accredited Member

"being good deserves to feel good"

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Recognition for Responsible Business Behaviour

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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.

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