Data Protection

This policy relates to the data protection and privacy practices which apply to Daniel Connal Limited Liability Partnership (“Daniel Connal Partnership”) and our website

Our aim is to protect our clients, employees and website users’ privacy whilst providing a personalised and valuable service. Collecting personal information is necessary if we are to satisfy the expectations and requirements of our users, i.e. to communicate and to enable an interactive service. In this policy we explain what information we collect, what we do with it and what controls you have.

All information provided to us will be managed sensitively and distributed in accordance with agreed protocols. Any personal information provided to us is treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act, the ICO registration number Z6027872 and our Privacy Policy.

Personal Identification Information

Any personal information such as name, postal address, telephone number and email address given to us may be used to provide a requested service in line with our contractual agreement, inform of and promote our services to those with a legitimate interest and/or to respond to an enquiry. This will not be disclosed to any other third party without your prior permission; unless we are required to do so by law. 

Any non-personal information gathered via our website such as IP address, pages accessed, and files downloaded will only be used to determine how many individuals use our site, how many people visit on a regular basis, which pages are most popular, and which pages are least popular. This information doesn’t tell us anything about who you are or where you live, it is simply used to enable us to monitor and improve our service. Details can be found on our Cookies Policy.

How We Store and Protect Data

We are committed to protecting our employees, clients and users’ privacy. We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorised access, alteration or destruction of personal data we store.

All client and project data is stored on a secure Content Management System.

All computers are protected against virus attacks and malware by ‘Sophos’ and ‘Mimecast’ security software which provides advanced email security, antivirus, antispam protection, TLS encryption, Data Leak Prevention, Documents Services and Attachment Management security software. We have a secure hardware firewall between our internal systems and the outside world. All devices and connections are password protected.

We have implemented an Ultimate Disaster Recovery Solution which is supported by our IT provider “Rio Ltd’’. Our Disaster Recovery Policy explains in more detail the safeguarding we have in place, a copy of which is available upon request.

Our website is SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certified which keeps data secure between servers. Any enquiry/information entered through our website is encrypted.

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. Our Cookies Policy, available on our website, describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we need to store these cookies.

Project files and financial files are kept in accordance with the RICS recommendations for a maximum period of 15 years. Archive files are stored off-site in a secure fireproof warehouse.

We have continuous Cyber & Data Liability cover with Victoria Insurance Company Ltd.

We maintain a Personnel Data Register of our staff and job applicants. Information provided to us will be held for the period of their employment with us and 6 years thereafter for legal/reference purposes.

Information provided to us for Job Vacancies either directly, via our website or an agency will be retained for a period of two years should suitable opportunities become available during this period.

Other data protection practices we maintain are document shredding, secure locked personnel files with authorised key access only.

Sharing Personal Information Data

Certain projects may require us to share personal information data with third parties such as contractors, sub-contractors, insurers, photographers, recruitment agencies. This information will be shared as per the project requirements or individual basis and in prior agreement with you. Should you not wish for us to share this information please inform your Project Manager or in the case of employees, one of the Partners.

At times we may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out surveys and marketing emails. We use Create Send to manage email marketing subscriber lists and send email newsletters. Their privacy policy can be viewed at 

We also use social media – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to share our practice news, industry updates, project updates, testimonials and case studies. Every effort will be taken to anonymise our social media updates, on the occasion that a reference has to be made this will be done with prior permission.

Staff Training

Staff with duties which include the handling of personal information are kept up to date on the importance of keeping information secure, the appropriate collection, use and deletion of client and employee data, the rules around disclosing information over the telephone and how to deal with requests from individuals for their personal information, through regular training and continuing professional development.


We may contact individuals who have a legitimate interest in our business to inform of or promote our services. An opportunity to unsubscribe/opt-out of such communication will be provided with every email.

We may use a project as a case study, including client feedback/testimonials, photographs and video where available for marketing purposes via brochures, postcards, website and social media.

At times we may invite you to networking events. You will be provided with an opportunity to opt-out/ unsubscribe from further correspondence should you not wish to receive these invitations.


Our website and emails may contain links to third party sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn which we have no control over; if you visit those sites you should check you are happy with their own privacy policies and terms of use before providing any personal information. Additionally, if you linked to our website from a third party, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of that third party site.


By using our services and website clients, staff and users consent to the collection and use of personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Data Protection regulations. If you do wish to do so or have any questions relating to our Privacy Policy please let us know via our Contact Us page.

Scheduled Audit Date

Daniel Connal Partnership will review this Policy annually and as required.




“ I enjoy the buzz of helping clients unlock asset value in property through innovative design and refurbishment solutions”

I joined the Daniel Connal Partnership in 1994, became a Partner in 1997 and Joint Senior Partner in 2011.  My time is split between fee earning work, the management of the business and business development.

I am a Chartered Building Surveyor, Chartered Project Management Surveyor and an Incorporated Member of the Association of Project Safety.

My areas of expertise are Project Management, Dilapidations, Party Wall Advice and Defect Diagnosis.  I also act as an Expert Witness and am a member of the Academy of Experts.

Outside of work I am a keen sailor and have recently given in to the middle aged man’s craze of cycling around in tight lycra.  I am also a frustrated Ipswich Town Supporter.

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“I love the teamwork in delivering a project, but relish the knowledge that our singular input is making a real difference.”

I have been joint Senior Partner of Daniel Connal Partnership since 2011, having joined the practice in 1995 and been made Partner in 1999.

As a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Building Surveyor, Incorporated Member of the Association of Project Safety and experienced project manager, I enjoy helping our clients deliver their ideas for their property through successful building projects.  It is my aim that our staff enjoy their work and that we always provide the best service we can.

When I am not working I enjoy being active and spending time with my family and friends.

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Jonathan Dennis MA, MRICS

“As an experienced Quantity Surveyor I strive to ensure that all of our clients achieve the best possible value for money when undertaking construction works.”

I joined Daniel Connal Partnership in 2011 as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, was made an associate at the start of 2015 and Partner in January 2016.

I have wide ranging experience in sectors across the industry, including Urban Regeneration, Social Housing, Industrial and Manufacture, Education, Defence, Local Authority and Health and have recently enjoyed developing my knowledge of the conservation of buildings with Listed and Ancient Monument status.

When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am a keen cyclist and also enjoy a leisurely walk around the golf course.

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Andrew Long, MEng, MSc, MRICS

“As a surveyor I delight in the opportunity and knowledge that we have a direct impact on shaping the future, bringing buildings back into service and the prospect of leaving a lasting but sustainable impression on the earth.”

I became an Associate in 2011 having joined the practice in 2010.

As a Chartered Building Surveyor, with areas of expertise in Design, Contract Administration, Project Management, Defects Diagnosis, Building Surveys and Dilapidations, I endeavour to provide our clients with the best service to enhance, preserve and obtain the maximum returns on their diverse property portfolios and building projects.

Outside of work I am in demand from my young family and friends in various active pursuits.

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Jonathan Rensink, Tech.IOSH, AIIRSM, IMaPS

“By working hard and supporting others, you won’t be far off the quote that I take great inspiration from. “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort”. Franklin D. Roosevelt.”

I joined DCP in 1999 and was made an Associate in 2013.

A NEBOSH qualified Health and Safety Consultant; my areas of expertise are Health & Safety, CDM 2015 and the provision of Fire Safety and Risk Management advice.

Outside of work I enjoy walking, badminton and football, taking a keen interest in my local football club, Wivenhoe Town.

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Jason Froude BSc (Hons) MRICS

“As an experienced Chartered Surveyor, my number one aim is to deliver success in terms of my Client’s expectations”

Having joined the Daniel Connal Partnership in 2002, I was made an Associate in 2013 and became a Partner in the London office in 2018. I am a Chartered Building Surveyor, with over 15 years experience and a wide ranging skill base over many industry sectors specialising in Project Management, Party Wall, Building Surveys and CDM Advice.

I am a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Association of Project Safety.

Lucky enough to have the Surrey Hills on my door step, I am a keen rambler, cycling enthusiast and lawn bowler for my local Lawn Bowls team. For my sins I am also a Crystal Palace Supporter.

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John Read




“It gives me great pride to take projects from inception to completion whilst working closely with the clients to meet their design and cost expectations through construction knowledge, design acumen and property expertise”

I joined Daniel Connal Partnership in 2003 as a trainee Building Surveyor with a BSc in Geography and then undertook a post graduate conversion course at Anglia Ruskin University. I became a Chartered Building Surveyor in 2010, was made an Associate of the Practice at the start of 2015 and became a Partner in 2019.

I am a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Association of Project Safety and the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors.

I have a wide ranging skill base over many industry sectors specialising in Design, Contract Administration, Party Wall and CDM Co-ordination.

When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am a keen cricketer and partake in weekly five a side football. I am fortunate to live in the Norfolk countryside and enjoy the benefits of long country walks and sunny days at the beach.

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“I look to use my varied career experience to the benefit of each client and to produce the best outcome on every project”

I was appointed Associate at the Colchester Office in January 2016 having joined the Practice in January 2015.

I am both a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Chartered Construction Manager and have over 30 years’ experience working in both private practice and for contractors. I also have familiarity with the client’s perspective having overseen redevelopment of the buildings at my Church.

My varied experience & knowledge enables me to provide a balanced view on projects for the benefit of all parties involved in the construction process.

I am a Deacon & Trustee of my Baptist Church in Ipswich; enjoy theatre, visiting National Trust Properties and a game or two of tennis in the summer months.

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Chris Talford BSC (HONS) MRICS

“I enjoy assisting our varied client base in developing projects right from the initial idea through to a fully finished building, I take great satisfaction in helping clients understand and develop their knowledge of construction along the way.”

I joined Daniel Connal Partnership as a Senior Quantity Surveyor in 2013 and was made an Associate in 2019.

I have experience across a wide range of sectors including Education, Industrial, Healthcare, Residential and Commercial and have gained valuable knowledge from a very varied workload.

I am a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Outside of work I enjoy playing golf and attempting to persuade my two young sons to support Sheffield United.

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Daniel Moles BSc (Hons) MRICS

“As an experienced Chartered Building Surveyor my key aim is always to act with my client’s best interests in mind, delivering high quality building surveying services to them at all times.”

I initially joined Daniel Connal Partnership as a graduate building surveyor in 2006. Promotion to Senior Building Surveyor followed and in 2015 I was made an Associate of the practice.

I am a Chartered Building Surveyor and have extensive experience in building surveying, party wall matters, feasibility studies and listed buildings across a wide range of industry sectors.

I am a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

When not out surveying buildings I am kept very busy chasing after two energetic young sons.

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Alastair Clark BSc (Hons) MRICS

“It gives me a great deal of satisfaction to be involved with projects, especially seeing a completed building knowing that I have added value by taking a proactive approach to cost and risk management through all the stages of design and construction.”

I joined Daniel Connal Partnership as a Senior Quantity Surveyor in 2005.

Progressing to Associate in 2007, I was made Partner in charge of the Colchester office in 2011, with additional responsibility for Ball Hall (Project Management) Ltd (BHPM) from April 2012, when DCP took over their long time sports hall project management partner.

In January 2017 I became the Managing Director of Ball Hall (Project Management) Ltd.

When not flying the BHPM flag, I enjoy the occasional hack around a golf course or game of football. I am also, for my sins, a life-long supporter of West Ham.

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“I see surveying in its various forms as the means of providing one’s own expertise for the benefit of clients….. and satisfied clients make satisfied surveyors”

I joined what was then Daniel B Connal & Partners in 1964 straight from School and retired as Senior Partner of the Daniel Connal Partnership in 2010. I remain actively supporting DCP with its services, particularly those for Ball Hall Projects, whilst acting regularly as a Mediator, Adjudicator, Arbitrator and Expert Witness in my own right.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

My areas of expertise are Quantity Surveying, Project Management, Contract Administration and Dispute Resolution.

When not in the office, family life happily occupies a lot of my time, and I escape to the golf course or fish for trout when time permits. I am also a Trustee of Headway Essex.

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