David Philip

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Brief Career History: 

After a brief spell at Dunlop Heywood in Manchester after leaving Uni, I joined DTZ in Glasgow in 1998 before leaving to help set up CNP’s Scottish office in 2004.  In 2007, I joined Knight Frank as a partner to establish a building surveying department in Edinburgh.  In 2018, I joined Paragon as a Director to set up an Edinburgh office and to develop the business across Scotland.

About me:  

Married with an 8 year old son, I am living the dream as a weekend chauffeur travelling between granny’s house, Tae Kwon Do, swimming classes and cubs.  I’m an armchair fan of Aberdeen FC (the only Scottish team to have won two 2 European trophies) and enjoy playing golf when time permits, although I am fairly hopeless.  Serious golfers beware!

Favourite food:

I’ll pretty much eat anything, but I love a good steak although I didn’t get to be the size I am today without the odd pizza or burger!!

Favourite cocktail or drink: 

I’m a real lightweight and am rubbish at drinking so I’d far rather have a cup of coffee, which always tastes better if someone else has made it for me.  A pint of lager with an espresso chaser is an acquired taste but it does wonders for your ‘staying power’!

Favourite Edinburgh eatery:  

No real favourites but as I seem to be spending lot of time in Contini of late, it would be rude not say there I guess.

Favourite travel destination:

I love going to America and we go on an annual road trip every year:  California and the Oregon coast are fantastic; Yellowstone and Yosemite are awesome; Las Vegas is hard to beat, but south-west Utah is just amazing.

A random thing someone wouldn’t know about you:

I played the euphonium in a brass band when I was at school.  Not cool…


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