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February 24, 2017

KDH are attending MIPIM 2017, we would love to see you there so do get in touch to organise a time to meet! Hello@kdhassociates.co.uk We’re…

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December 15, 2016

Oh we do love a festive Friday, especially when we get to spend it drinking and catching up with the Irish town planners. We sponsored…

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November 11, 2016

In the weeks running up to our 5 year and rebrand bash, KDH HQ slowly but steadily accumulated an abundance of jam jars, fairy lights,…

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October 17, 2016

Our big news this month is pretty self-evident, we hope you all enjoy our new brand. Words cannot express our gratitude to Steve Edge and…

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September 17, 2016

A very large round of applause to all of our candidates who moved to their new positions this month. A special well done to Brendan…

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September 17, 2016

September ended in spectacular fashion with two events practically on top of each other. Firstly we had Thirsty Thursday, sponsored by the brilliant Assael –…

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August 17, 2016

Following on from last month, we’ve had another two new people join St William in the Development Management team. Congratulations to Sarah Thompson and Tom…

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July 17, 2016

Aisling Webb moved to Quod this month, joining as an Associate in their Environmental Planning team. Aisling was very kind and sent Chris this: “I…

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July 17, 2016

Matt Rees started his new position as a Senior Development Manager at Berkeley’s JV with National Grid, St William. Matt is our first new starter…

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June 17, 2016

A round of applause for everyone starting new jobs this month. A particularly large pat on the back to Lewis Westhoff on joining Iceni, all…

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June 17, 2016

We were very proud to sponsor another great event for the London Irish Town Planners network. This time we joined them for a walking tour…

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June 17, 2016

We are delighted to announce that KDH is an Associate of Chicks with Bricks for the year. Chicks with Bricks is a proactive network connecting…

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May 17, 2016

Congratulations to everyone who started new positions in May! Special mention goes to Luan Deda who joins Boyer; Sam Stoker who joins Vista (we met…

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May 17, 2016

A golf-course made from upcycled junk, 4 bars, 5 KDH team members – what could possibly go wrong?! Nothing, other than some possible spurious adding…

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April 17, 2016

A huge thank you to Assael for inviting us to their party at their stunning offices in Putney. We had such a great night and…

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April 14, 2016

Surface to Air Architects hosted a wonderful, post-MIPIM, evening on their stunning office terrace in Shadwell. It was a great way to share MIPIM stories…

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March 14, 2016

Ollie Yeats joined Berkeley Homes (South East London) as a Senior Planner this month, having worked at NLP for nearly five years. Huge congratulations to…

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March 14, 2016

Graciela Moreno joined LDA this month as an Associate Urban Designer. Graciela has been kind enough to share her experience of being approached by KDH,…

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March 14, 2016

Amongst the madness of MIPIM we’ve also have notable moves to congratulate several people on, including: Graciela Moreno joining LDA (more on the lovely Graciela…

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March 1, 2016

After the success of our pool party at MIPIM last year, we decided that it was a no-brainer to do it again this year with…

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February 14, 2016

It may be the shortest month of the year but it’s been jam packed with lots of lovely moves, some highlights include Karen Charles moving…

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January 14, 2016

A very happy new year to you all. 2016 was always set to be an exciting year for these clever people: Huge congratulations to Freya…

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December 14, 2015

Chicks with Bricks bought in the New Year with a bang as they hosted another one of their now infamous networking drinks at The Collective….

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December 14, 2015

We sponsored the YORnet (Young Planners in Yorkshire) Christmas drinks and had a fabulous time up in Leeds. It was a particular privilege to be…

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December 14, 2015

Ahhh, winter wonderland! The ultimate sign that Christmas is coming and another perfect excuse to eat and drink too much. Although, naturally, this indulgence is…

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November 14, 2015

We love joining the London Irish Town Planners network for their socials and this Christmassy one certainly didn’t disappoint at The College Arms. The LITP…

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November 14, 2015

A very big well done to all of our candidates who started their new positions this month, perfectly timed to ensure they are in place…

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October 14, 2015

A big thank you to Quod for inviting us to QuodFest. We had such a fun evening and what a brilliant way to welcome their…

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October 14, 2015

We had a fabulous time celebrating with Wildstone at their 5th Birthday party which coincided with MIPIM UK. As a young company ourselves, it was…

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October 14, 2015

Hats off to Lucie and Kirsty for getting up early on a crisp Sunday morning to run the Royal Parks Half Marathon! The rest of…

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September 14, 2015

There is no sign of post-holiday blues for our new starters this month. In particular, congratulations to Francisca De Melo on joining Randle Siddeley. We…

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September 14, 2015

One of our longest standing and favourite clients turned 10 years old this year, congratulations to Iceni Projects on a decade of growth, we’ve loved…

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September 13, 2015

Chicks with Bricks, our favourite women’s networking group, hosted a brilliant event at Home House this week. We heard from some extremely interesting speakers, including…

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August 14, 2015

We’ve never seen so many people starting their new positions in August before. Traditionally a time for ice-creams and beach strolls but not for these…

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July 14, 2015

KDH were drafted in to “help” the London Irish Town Planning network’s team at the RTPI 5-aside football tournament. What we lack in foot skills…

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July 14, 2015

This month we sponsored the RTPI’s Awards for Planning Excellence. The awards highlight exceptional examples of planning and celebrate the contribution that planners and planning…

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July 12, 2015

Congratulations to all of our new starters this month, including: Elisabeth Glover joining Indigo’s Central London team and Leo Cunningham-Baily moving to London to join…

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June 12, 2015

This month we’ve been spoiled rotten by some of our favourite clients. Thank you so, so much to Simon Kitchin and Darragh O’Sullivan for inviting…

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June 12, 2015

Good luck to all of our candidates starting their brand spanking new jobs this month; particularly well done to Luke Cadman on securing his first…

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May 12, 2015

I remember the first time we came across Chicks with Bricks (huge thanks to Arlene Decker at LDA who told us!) and it was the…

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May 12, 2015

Very well done to all of our new starters this month, a selection of which includes: Michael Spurgeon joining Pegasus in London and Stuart Mills…

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April 12, 2015

A huge thank you to Iceni Projects for inviting us to join them on their table at The Housebuilder Brain Game. The annual event raises…

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April 12, 2015

Congratulations to all of our candidates who started new positions this month. A few notable mentions include Nick Ridout joining Scott Brownrigg as a Project…

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March 25, 2015

After months of anticipation and bated breath, KDH hit MIPIM 2015 with a bang. With suitcases bursting at the seams with business cards, blister plasters…

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December 18, 2014

Christmas is truly upon us. Booze is in full flow and the sweet sound of carols are in the air (or, in our case on…

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November 27, 2014

Come September this year, the build up for our Christmas party was brewing. You might assume that we mean this was purely from within the…

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August 28, 2014

When we booked our venue, El Cantara in Soho, for the Young Planners Summer Social back in May, we envisioned the Moroccan red tiled roof…

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June 20, 2014

What could be better than spending your Friday afternoon in Regents Park? Well… spending a summer’s Friday afternoon in Regents Park with food, drink and…

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May 16, 2014

Bold, it may be, to rock up to a pub quiz without having swatted up on your general knowledge. Crazy, it definitely is, to try…

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March 24, 2014

Somewhat unusually, for Women in Planning, last week’s event at the Design Council had none of the free flowing wine we have come to expect….

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March 18, 2014

Lucie’s baptism of fire into the world of Mipim… Wednesday The Journey started once I landed into Antibes at 10.00pm and arrived at a very…

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February 17, 2014

For us, last week’s ‘wild Wednesday’ wasn’t only an appropriate label for the crazy weather. Blizzards, storm surges and torrential rain of course, are worthy…

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December 15, 2013

Whilst the night of the RTPI’s AGM may have begun with a round of elections and debates – it certainly didn’t finish in the same…

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December 12, 2013

Flowing champagne, colourful cocktails and singing waitresses. Add a dash of festive spirit, mouth-watering canapés and a dose of property professionals and you have what…

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August 1, 2013

Thank you to all who came to the Summer Social on the 29th August, all of us at KDH had a great time. The event…

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May 1, 2013

We were proud to sponsor the RICS Matrics at the National Surveyors Rugby Sevens Tournament held at Richmond Athletic Ground. Despite a promisingly sunny start…

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February 15, 2013

My father was a cartographic surveyor so I grew up surrounded by plans and maps and developed an interest in mapping at a young age….

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December 1, 2012

KDH hosted a cocktail making class for some of our clients and friends at Iceni and Quod. We’re not sure how many of us remember…

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June 15, 2012

What made you decide to become a planner? I think principally because I was interested in cities and how they work. I knew I didn’t…

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April 20, 2012

Where did you study planning and what skills did you have when you graduated? Oxford Brookes University. I had a decent understanding of planning theory,…

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April 20, 2012

Where did you study planning and what skills did you have when you graduated? I studied at Cardiff University. The course was quite academic and…

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