David  Philip - Director

David Philip


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My 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

My career highlight:

It has to be joining Paragon to set up and establish the team in Scotland.

What keeps me motivated:

The opportunity to build the Paragon brand in Scotland and make a meaningful contribution to the continued success and profitability of the business.

What I do differently:

I like to think I get on well with people  and try to do my job with a smile on my face.

What keeps me busy at the weekend:

Married with an eight 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 European trophies) and enjoy playing golf when time permits, although I am fairly hopeless. Serious golfers beware!

My 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!!

My favourite 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.

My favourite 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’!

My 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.

Not many people know this about me:

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

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