Kevin joined D.R. Nolans in 1985 and then progressed to Partner, Principal and Director of the Practice. He has over 30 years’ experience in all types of construction works and has acquired extensive knowledge and specialism in works to historic buildings for the past 20 years. He is determined to ensure that the high standards of the Practice are maintained in providing a service based on long experience and entirely devoted to the Client’s best interests.
As Director of D.R. Nolans, Kevin acts as the main point of contact for clients and ensures that the service provided by his practice meets their normal high standards. Kevin also acts as Project Surveyor on some projects, but maintains a close and detailed involvement with all projects, specifically in the preparation of cost plans and tender documents and again at post contract stage to ensure that the client achieves a satisfactory financial outcome to the project.
Outside of work, Kevin is often found cycling and runs a local cycling racing club. He is also a long suffering supporter of Fulham Football Club and enjoys holidays, anywhere hot!
James’ experience involves attending client and team meetings, production of tender and contract documents, providing cost advice and guidance throughout all parts of a project. He is currently head of the Post Contract Department for the company. He also assists in the training and management of company trainees.
James is a hardworking and dedicated surveyor. He particularly enjoys the challenge of working on projects of a historic nature and the job variance that these sorts of projects provide. He is happy when working as part of a team aiming to provide the end user with best possible project.
James lists his career highlights as being involved with various award winning projects such as The High Street 2012 Historic Building Conservation Scheme (RIBA Award), and the RICS Building Conservation Category winner for Opening Up The Soane – Sir John Soane’s Museum.
James’ time outside of work is spent with family and friends. He has always enjoyed seeing new places and likes to travel when the opportunity arises. He is also interested in sports, having played football for many years and has more recently taken up golf as a major past time. James has a keen interest in charitable causes, in particular animal conservation and donates regularly to commendable causes. James started with D.R. Nolans in 2002.
Joining D.R. Nolans in 2006, Brad is a committed and enthusiastic surveyor who enjoys working as part of the design team dedicated to the restoration and repair of historic and listed buildings. Brad’s role involves attending client and team meetings, production of tender and contract documents, providing cost advice and guidance throughout all parts of a project. He also assists in the training and management of company trainees. Having completed a degree in Quantity Surveying, he is currently working towards completing his Assessment of Professional Competence with the RICS.
Outside of work, Brad enjoys keeping fit and supporting his beloved Arsenal football team (most of the time). A keen sun worshipper, he is happiest when on the beach somewhere hot. When not on holiday, he spends his spare time socialising with friends and family, or checking out the latest releases at the cinema. Brad enjoys a challenge and is driven and committed to personal development and progression.
Ian joined D R Nolans after a 35
year period working in the Construction Industry for Contractors and Developers
together with time in Academia. During his time in industry, Ian worked on a
variety of projects nationally in the UK, including offices, petrol stations,
residential developments, health and fitness centres, retail schemes and
leisure parks. Ian has held senior positions in medium and large organisations
and has helped businesses grow through his leadership and approach to teamwork.
In academia, he was a Principal Lecturer and Programme Leader teaching at both
undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Ian has been working with DR
Nolans for eight years, working on a number of residential and heritage
Outside of work, Ian enjoys
spending time with friends and family, travelling, cooking, gardening and DIY.
Joining D.R. Nolans in 2021, Jon is a hardworking and dedicated surveyor. He prides himself on being fair, capable, adaptable and tenacious and the team can rely upon his devotion in achieving the best outcomes for the client.
Jon’s role involves cost planning, production of tender and contract documents, providing cost advice and guidance throughout all parts of a project. Having completed a postgraduate degree in Quantity Surveying in 2004, then becoming Chartered with the CIOB in 2012, he has over 20 years’ experience in all types of construction works.
Outside of work, Jon enjoys time with his family, home renovation and working on his second book.
Kevan joined D.R Nolans in November 2022. He began his career as a junior/trainee in September 1976, spending all bar two years in a private practice.
He has operated in all aspects of Quantity Surveying but now specialises in Cost Planning and Pre-Contract as the years catch up. He has worked in London for 22 years, Maidstone for 23 years and Whitstable for two years. HIs experience is across the board in New Build and refurbishment, much in the London area.
Two of his most high-profile projects included the Queen Elizabeth ll Conference Centre adjacent Parliament and numerous projects at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club.
In his spare time, he is a keen follower of Charlton Athletic and likes visiting museums, ancient monuments, castles etc. Holiday time is built around Heritage Railways and Real Ale public houses around the country. North Wales is a favourite destination for all.
He is accompanied at home with three moggies, Denis and George (both named after footballers.)
Ash joined D.R. Nolans in 2018. As an assistant surveyor, he assists with both pre-contract and post-contract aspects of projects. His pre contract responsibilities include producing cost plans, the preparation of tender documents and, but not limited to the analysis of tender returns. His post contract duties include the day to day running of projects, which comprise of valuations, negotiating on variations and carrying out the Contract Administration role, all overseen by our Senior Surveyors. The core values that influence Ash’s work are communication, determination, motivation and teamwork. He also makes an excellent cup of tea!
Outside of the office Formula 1 is his passion and he never misses a race. When not watching the F1, he enjoys going for long walks with his dog and socialising with family and friends.
Now Ash has completed his degree, he is looking forward to progressing his career at D.R.Nolans, becoming Chartered and being involved with many large and successful projects in the future.
Angela joined the team in early 2020 as the Accounts & Finance Manager. She has years of administration, accounts and finance experience and has worked for large companies but more recently smaller family businesses, and has even run her own small cashmere business where she was involved with the end consumer as well as boutiques. She particularly loved the travel side of this business. She is a bit of a spreadsheet geek if the truth be known and likes to keep all aspects of the accounts department running smoothly.
Outside of work, she loves cooking, yoga, pilates, walks in the country and sunny holidays but most of all her family and 2 very naughty Westies.
James has a wealth of experience dealing with people and business, building and exceeding, through working with him. After years of working in the charitable sector James successfully moved into the recruitment sector where he developed a reputation for excellent sales figures, winning new business and for building great teams that would help companies find the top talent in the market and people find their dream careers. With a strong sales & marketing track record, James comes to D.R. Nolans to help us engage with the market place and our clients.
Personally, James is a devoted father of 3 children. He is an avid Stoke City fan. If you want some unknown facts about James then he is a published author of 2 books and he was privileged to carry the Olympic Torch.
Bee joined the team in early 2021 and is responsible for providing high level administrative support to the Director and Surveyors. She is also responsible for the companies International Standard Procedures and Compliance.
She has a diverse background in administration, customer service and claims management. Specifically, managing a large high net worth portfolio of claims for a global loss adjuster and obtaining her CILA qualification in the process. As well as working for a global organisation, Bee has also gained valuable experience working for an independent business and many years spent working for the local government at Kent County Council.
Outside of work she enjoys music, socialising and is happiest abroad on a beach!
As well as handling all the day-to-day office administrative duties, Hope ensures the office runs smoothly by answering telephone calls and emails so that the surveyors are free to focus on working for their clients. She also ensures the office has all the necessary supplies and is charged with co-ordinating the annual Christmas party.
In her spare time, Hope enjoys shopping and walking her two dogs; Boston Terrier Patsy, and Boxer puppy Stanley.
Patsy and Stan and Moose
Security & Staff Morale Team
Stan: Boxer Patsy: Boston Terrier Moose: Miniature Dachshund
Patsy, Stan and Moose form the Security and Employee Morale Management Team.
When not sleeping on the job, they can be found warmly greeting visitors to the office and specialise in thorough daily inspections of employee lunches.