FullSizeRenderJames Lovell -Managing Director

A Managing Director of D Hammond Ltd of more than 15 years, and with over 10 years project management experience in the commercial refurbishment and building services maintenance sector.

James has, for the past 20 years we have carried out commercial refurbishment projects in and around central London.

In 2009, seeing the recession affecting the project side of the business both James and Jonathan set up a fabric maintenance division to the business to ensure we maintained our staffing levels and serviced our blue chip clients, landlords and owner occupiers. Working with our direct labour as well as partnering arrangements with specialists and suppliers to offer the expertise they require.

Having worked my way up from within the business as a project manager I have seen how in a business teamwork, structure, and management are critical. Now as managing director of Darenth Valley Building Services having acquired the business with Jonathan in October 2015.

James is a keen cyclist, fitness fanatic and golfer. A knee injury curtailed James’s Rugby and Cricket career which he still enjoys watching.




IMG_8261Jonathan Cramp –Sales Director

Jonathan has been in Maintenance and Facilities management for over 25 Years. Training as a Quantity Surveyor in the early eighties. Jonathan moved to South Africa for a One Year project and ended up staying for 25 Years, a period that saw the most change of any country in the World.

Returning to the UK in 2004 to take up a Business Development role with a large engineering company and then a Project Management role on a Private Finance Initiative, Jonathan saw that there were very few “all encompassing” contractors who could undertake both Planned Preventive and Emergency Maintenance in the building fabric field.

A discussion with James in August 2009 led to the creation of D Hammond’s Small Works and Maintenance division which now incorporates DVBS

Jonathan has run numerous Marathons, enjoys Mountain Biking and whilst in South Africa, worked part time on TV and a Talk Radio Station.





George George Plumbe – Contract Manager

George is one of three Contract Managers here at Darenth Valley  Building Services, George’s background is in mechanical engineering if anyone in the office or on site is  ever stuck George is the man to speak to.  With close to 30+ years of hands on engineering experience it  is nearly impossible to find a technical question George cannot answer.

George is a keen angler, with his prize catch being a whopping 22lb mirror carp caught on bread.  Only to  be outdone by his wife shortly after with a 27lb carp.





Alan Pack – Service Co-ordinator

Alan has one of the hardest jobs of all at DVBS, he is responsible for making sure our engineers are in the right place at the right time, constantly updating our state of the art planning program to keep everything moving smoothly hour by hour.

Currently whenever Alan is not anchored to his desk he keeps himself busy by restoring his 1930’s home.