Nicholas German BA(Hons) GradDip MRICSManaging Director & Building Surveyor
Nicholas joined db+PAUL in 2014, and in 2019 took over the directorship of the business from James Paul. He has successfully managed a variety of challenging building construction and renovation projects with his natural flair for project management and forward-thinking building designs.He completed his RICS and CIOB-accredited degree in Building Surveying at Anglia Ruskin University and continues to develop and diversify his professional skills.
Louise WrightOffice Manager
Louise joined the company in June 2018 and is responsible for the day to day running of the office and is usually your first point of contact at db+PAUL. Louise will be pleased to arrange appointments and advise you of our services. She is also responsible for the office administration, accounts and invoicing, along with Human Resources.
When not in work Louise can usually be found walking on one of the many National Trails around the country or out on her bike.
Robert Arnell BA(Hons) GradDip MRICSDirector & Chartered Building Surveyor
Rob Arnell joined the db+PAUL team as Senior Chartered Building Surveyor in April 2022, bringing years of experience of residential building surveying and a dedication to providing home buyers with a comprehensive and useful guide to their new home. He is also able to assist with advice on specific defects, Listed buildings, repair and maintenance, Planning and Building Regulations.
Outside of work Rob writes electronic music, having released on independent labels and had plays on BBC radio. He is not bad on the 1’s & 2’s either! However, since the arrival of his baby son, he mainly spends his spare time running around after a toddler!
Robert Knapp BSc Dip ArchtArchitectural Design CAD Technician
With a degree in architecture and over 30 years of experience across a wide range of sectors, Robert joined the architectural team in 2018. From assessing feasibility, through concept design and specification, to project management, Robert has experience in a diverse range of projects, including domestic, commercial, local government and NHS, and will be happy to discuss your project ideas with you.
James Paul FRICSConsultant Building Surveyor
James became a member of RICS in 1980 and was elected a Fellow of the RICS in 1989. In 2019 Jim handed over the day-to-day running of the business to Nicholas German and now concentrates on his surveying and planning consultancy services. His knowledge of the Wells area and its buildings is unparalleled – both as a lifelong local resident and as a professional Building Surveyor.
Matt GoreArchitectural Technician
Matt joined us in 2022 after working for James Slater & Co in Cirencester, and has extensive experience of working on retail, residential and listed buildings.
When not at work, Matt likes to enjoy the great outdoors, taking part in Enduro racing, as well as enjoying mountain biking and bouldering.
HugoChief Treat Officer
Meet Hugo, our Chief Treat Officer! He is always making sure we work to our deadlines. He is always there when we need him especially if we have a biscuit.
What services can DB Paul provide?
Our team has a wide range of skills from chartered surveying to architectural design drawings. Unsure we can help? Contact our team regarding your enquiry.Get In Touch