Meet the Team

Phillip Holden


Managing Director

Jodie Holden

BA (Hons)

Director & Company Secretary

Robert Tacey

BSc (Hons) ACIArb

Associate Director

Gordon Smith

LLM, LLB (Hons), BSc (Hons), MRICS, MCInstCES, MCIArb

Senior Commercial / Contracts Consultant & RICS Development Manager

Chris Tutin


Senior Commercial / Contracts Consultant

Baltej Sidhu

MSc MEng

Senior Commercial / Contracts Consultant

Dawn Hendy

Office Manager

Ian Townsend

BSc (Hons)

Planning Manager

Tom Mellor

BSc (Hons), ACIArb

Commercial / Contracts Consultant

Kyle Bestwick

BSc (Hons) MInstRE

Commercial / Contracts Consultant

Stephen Prior

BSc (Hons)

Commercial / Contracts Consultant

Daniel Olaru

Senior Planning Consultant

  • We are one team

    We are Diafora

    We make the difference

  • Our Values echo those of our regulation with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. We act with integrity, we provide an exceptional level of service, we always treat others with respect and we always take responsibility for our actions.

  • Our Purpose is to support our clients to achieve their business objectives in ways that they don’t have the ability to themselves. We aim to create a healthy and vibrant work culture that recognises we are not just a company, we are a team.

  • Our Vision is derived from our Greek name, Diafora. Which means ‘The difference’.  We strive to make the difference to our clients, to our people, to society and to our environment in every way we can.

Our Core Services

Our consultants have assisted a wide range of clients within various sectors and on a diverse range of projects throughout the world. From front end planning and project management to construction claims and litigation consulting, Diafora professionals provide proactive and cost-effective project support in one or more of the following disciplines: