James holds a BA (Hons) degree in Geography from the University of Leicester and an MSc in Urban and Rural Planning from the University of the West of England, Bristol. James joined Pro Vision in October 2019 as an Assistant Planner and is presently working towards becoming a Chartered Town Planner.
Before joining Pro Vision, James started his planning career as a Planning Assistant and was quickly promoted to the role of Planning Consultant at Platinum Property Partners, a property franchise company specialising in helping its Franchise Partners to set up high-quality Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) across England.
As a result, he developed a keen interest in property development and maximising ROIs through the achievement of planning permission, gaining a wide range of experience in the process related to Householder Permitted Development rights, applications for Householder Planning Permission, Certificates of Lawful Development and Full Planning applications for the change of use of residential properties into HMOs.
Outside of work, James enjoys a variety of watersports, including paddleboarding, windsurfing and kitesurfing and is currently learning to sail. James also enjoys making the most of opportunities to travel and explore new places, taking in the culture, architecture and local cuisine.
Hazel joined Pro Vision in 2019 with over six years of ecological consultancy experience. She holds a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Hertfordshire and a PhD in Agricultural Soil Microbiology from Cranfield University, winning a scholarship to collaborate with researchers in Japan. She has experience of teaching science within a secondary school, organising ecological research trips abroad and contaminated land surveys and remediation.
Hazel holds survey licences for bats, dormice and great crested newts and has held mitigation licences for bats and badgers. Her particular interest is bats and she strives to provide effective and innovative mitigation solutions at all scales of development, from householder projects to large infrastructure developments.
When not at work, Hazel is a bat carer and enjoys beekeeping and travelling.
Martin has 30 years of experience across a broad range of sectors and practices in the Hampshire and Berkshire area. These have included the Barton Wilmore, Architecture PLB, Andrews Kalik Harris and from 2005 Pro Vision.
Much of this has been focussed on residential work including new build houses, flatted developments, conversions, extensions, listed buildings, planning and building regulation packages.
Throughout this time he has always been involved in measured building surveys, particularly old buildings.
Martin enjoys walking and classes himself as a “fair weather” cycling enthusiast.
Chris is a Chartered Architect with broad experience at all work stages and of many building types. Graduating from Bath University in 1987 (BSc (Hons) and BArch (Hons)), ten years at Charter Partnership preceded a similar stay at Lyons+Sleeman+Hoare, where he consolidated his expertise working for blue-chip corporate customers.
Since 2007, as an Associate Director at Pro Vision, Chris has taken on a particular responsibility for the coordination of large scale residential projects, bringing together the disciplines of Planners, Architects and Urban Designers to deliver permissions for thousands of new homes.
Chris is well versed in IT, CAD and BIM. Having worked with personal computers since 1980, he possesses an aptitude for coaxing the most out of machinery to maximise not only production but also the design process, presentation and effective marketing of good architecture.
A keen fan of many sports, his abiding passion is Golf.
Josh graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA (hons) in Architecture. After spending a year in practice, he returned and gained his M Arch in 2018.
Throughout his studies Josh worked for a small Architect’s practice on the Isle of Wight, developing experience on a range of bespoke domestic projects and gaining an understanding of the administration of both the practice and projects. His role included everything from conducting measured building surveys to conceptual design and preparation of documents for planning, building control and tender packages. He also organised the annual school design competition on behalf of the practice, utilising his skills from several years’ work within the third sector.
Since joining Pro Vision early in 2018 Josh has completed his Part III at Kingston University and is now a chartered member of the RIBA.
In his spare time Josh enjoys kayaking and swimming and is a keen (but novice) gardener.
Louisa has worked in the ecological consultancy sector for over nine years. She has been involved in a broad range of consultancies before joining Pro Vision in 2019 providing ecological advice for projects from small scale housing extensions to large residential developments. This work has involved various sectors in addition to residential and including rail and highways.
Louisa has Natural England class licences for bats, great crested newts, dormice and barn owls. She is experienced at preparing mitigation strategies and mitigation licences where required. Louisa has a particular interest in ornithology and conducts and designs surveys including breeding bird, winter bird, vantage points and high tide counts as well as species specific surveys.
Kerri holds a BA (Hons) degree in Geography from the University of Birmingham and an MSc in Spatial Planning from Oxford Brookes University. As a Chartered Town Planner Kerri has been a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute since 2017.
Kerri started her planning career in Local Government where she worked at Hart District Council for nine years starting as a Planning Officer and progressing through to Principal Planning Officer. Kerri started at Pro Vision in 2016 as a Senior Planning Consultant.
Kerri has experience across many development sectors, including residential, commercial, leisure/tourism and rural planning including rural diversification. Kerri is experienced in the preparation and submission of planning applications and appeals, preparation of planning appraisals, and the promotion of sites through the development plan process.
In her own time Kerri enjoys running, travelling and spending time with her family.
Christine is a Chartered Accountant with 30 years' of experience in specialising in professional practices, particularly in the property sector.
She is responsible for the Finance, HR and administration of Pro Vision and truly does love spreadsheets.
She is always seeking out new walks to keep the dog entertained, enjoys salsa dancing and skiing, loves creating dishes in the kitchen (usually successfully!) and far flung travel.
Claire has worked for Pro Vision for over 15 years, administratively supporting the Planning, Architectural and Ecology teams.
Her spare time is spent divided between family gatherings, taking every opportunity to be outside and enjoying her vintage VW Beetle and Campervan. The furthest trip so far being to Spa in Belgium, racking up over 1000 miles in a 1969 VW Camper called Pearl.
Steven has over 30 years’ experience advising private and public sector clients about how best to optimise the development potential of their property assets. As a Chartered Town Planner and Chartered Surveyor he is able to provide commercially astute planning advice that adds significant value to projects ranging from mixed use redevelopment schemes to strategic greenfield allocations.
Steven has a proven track record of identifying development opportunities, formulating promotion strategies, preparing and negotiating planning applications and representing clients' interests at public inquiries and hearings.
A keen sailor, cyclist and walker, Steven says that he is at his happiest when the wind is in his face and there's no deadline!
Richard graduated from the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol in 2000 with a BA(Hons) in Town & Country Planning. He followed this up with a post-graduate Bachelor of Town Planning in 2001.
After University, Richard spent a number years living in Australia and New Zealand. Richard joined Pro Vision in 2004 from Kent-based regional housebuilder, Ward Homes.
Richard has a wide range of experience, including the preparation of planning applications for major residential developments, smaller village infill developments and one-off houses for private clients. Richard has also been involved in numerous Planning Appeals, Local Plan reviews, Neighbourhood Planning and Community Consultation events.
Kirstin initially qualified as an Interior Designer gaining a BA (Hons) Degree at Bournemouth University in 2008. After graduating from Bournemouth she moved into a role as an Assistant Planning Officer at West Berkshire Council, where she retrained as a Town Planner studying part time at Oxford Brookes University to obtain her MSc in Spatial Planning. Kirstin was awarded the Barton Willmore Partnership Prize 2012/2013 for best individual study for her MSc dissertation on Townscape.
In 2014, after almost 6 years as a Local Authority Planning Officer, Kirstin joined Pro Vision as a Planning Consultant and became an Associate Director in 2019. During her time at Pro Vision, Kirstin joined the Royal Town Planning Institute before obtaining status as a Chartered Town Planner in 2018.
Kirstin has experience in working on a variety of schemes and is experienced in the preparation and submission of planning applications for small and large-scale residential schemes, rural planning including rural diversification, as well as public exhibitions and the promotion of sites through the development plan system.
In her own time Kirstin enjoys playing hockey for her local club and likes to travel.
Richard is a Chartered Architect with over 10 years' experience in the development industry. He initially graduated from the University of Bath before achieving Distinctions in both his Diploma in Architecture at the University of Portsmouth and his Part 3 exams at Kingston University.
Richard has designed a wide range of mainly residential schemes, including one-off bespoke houses, apartments and large scale, urban masterplans. He has been at Pro Vision since 2007 before being made Associate Director in 2017. He is passionate about architecture as a force that can shape the urban and rural environments, creating beautiful places for people to inhabit and be inspired by.
Alongside his architectural role, Richard is the Head of Technology for the business, where he is involved in the strategic implementation and management of IT infrastructure. He also manages Operations, focusing on how the business functions to ensure that the greatest efficiency and the best possible outcomes through our business's practices can be achieved for the company and our clients.
A keen sportsman, outside of work Richard is also very involved in his church, plays piano, paints and writes.
Owen graduated from Ulster University in 2012 with an Integrated Masters (MSci) in Urban Planning and Property Development.
After his undergraduate he relocated to Croatia to work onsite on the construction of the family Villa.
Once completed, Owen moved back to his home in Armagh, Northern Ireland, and worked as an estate agent for a number of years.
In 2015, he obtained a scholarship to conduct PhD research and returned to academia and Ulster University. Here, his research related to Active Living, a concept which considers how the built environment influences daily passive exercise. His research included in-depth policy analysis, case studies and semi-structured interviews. He successfully submitted his thesis in August 2019.
A month later, in September, he joined the team at Pro Vision as a Graduate Planner and began his planning career.
James joined Pro Vision in 2016 and has been a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute since 2009.
He has experience across many development sectors, including residential, commercial, higher education and leisure/tourism. His experience includes projects across the UK, including private and public sector schemes and private/public sector collaborations on Simplified Planning Zones and Local Development Orders. James also has five years of experience in local government, including preparing local development plans.
James is experienced in coordinating and submitting planning applications, local plan representations, appeals and briefing Counsel, as well as public exhibitions and stakeholder consultations.
He is a keen cricketer and football fan and loves the outdoors.
Laura graduated from University College London (UCL) with a BSc (Hons) in Urban Planning, Design and Management in 2014.
After University, Laura started her Planning career at Winchester City Council, working initially within Enforcement, then Development Management. Laura then moved to a Planning consultancy in Bournemouth as a Planning Assistant for three years, before joining Pro Vision in March 2018 as a Planner.
Currently an Associate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Laura is working towards Chartered membership.
Laura is experienced in preparing and submitting planning applications for a variety of schemes, including residential and commercial schemes, and rural-based schemes. She also has experience in Permission in Principle (PiP), planning appraisals and Permitted Development.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys playing netball and likes to travel, experiencing different cultures around the world.
Chloe has a BA (Hons) degree in English and Film from Southampton Solent University.
Chloe is part of the administration team helping in the smooth running of the practice. As well as this she assists in providing internal IT support and helps in the graphic design process producing documents and display boards.
She enjoys Zumba classes, everything arts & craft and going for walks with her dog Sydney.
Martin is a Chartered Architect with experience working on a wide variety of projects.
After graduating from the Birmingham School of Architecture in 2008, Martin volunteered with Friends of the Earth, planning the renovation of their Birmingham premises, which became the first public building in the city to install a biomass system. He later gained his Master’s at the University of Portsmouth where he was awarded the Hayes Prize for his thesis, exploring the symbiotic relationship between the built environment and its music.
Since joining Pro Vision in 2015, Martin has worked on a range of residential projects from single houses to large developments, but also has experience with commercial, industrial and cultural projects. He has designed new-build schemes and works to historic buildings alike. He enjoys this diversity and thrives on new and interesting challenges.
Outside of work, Martin enjoys elaborate DIY projects, and has recently built his own wood-fired pizza oven.
Giordana is an Italian architect who completed her qualification in the UK 10 years ago. She started her studies in Architecture and Interior Design at the Universita’ di Napoli Federico II and completed her qualification in Greenwich University and Oxford Brookes University.
Giordana has worked on a many different sectors throughout her career, including retail, hospitality, office and residential. She was exposed to very high end retail projects and gained a deep understanding of project management, specification and detailing in her career. She developed a great love for interiors and detailing and a passion for developing her projects from concept to completion. She joined Pro Vision in 2016 as a Senior Architect and Interior Designer bringing in her enthusiasm and energy, together with her expertise.
Giordana’s main interest outside of work is Buddhism, as she in very involved in Buddhist activities locally and volunteers at the Buddhist Centre in Taplow on a regular basis. She also loves travelling, pottery and painting; she is a keen horse-rider and sailor.
Ian is a Chartered Architect with 20 years' experience practicing architecture and has worked on many building types and at various work stages over the years.
He gained his Degree and Diploma at the University of Portsmouth and completed his Part 3 qualification at Kingston University in 2007.
Ian has worked at Hampshire County Architects, Pro Vision and Cube Design before returning to Pro Vision in 2016.
His experience is predominantly in the Residential Sector having worked on many large scale housing developments as well as some high end one-off private dwellings. At previous practices he also gained experience working on Educational and Historic Buildings and he enjoys overcoming the creative challenges that his role brings.
Ian loves being outdoors, be it gardening, walking the dog or cycling through the forest.
Hatem Nabih works as a Masterplanner and Urban Designer and gained experience working with multi-disciplinary teams within the UK and international consultancies. He delivered the physical plan for future extensions of Kuwait's metropolitan area and Kuwait City and developed a first prize award winning city masterplan for 'Madinaty' a new city on the outskirts of Greater Cairo.
He worked as an Urban Design Advisor for the Commission for Architecture and Built Environment CABE and Consultee for Winchester City Council to provide planning and design guidance on masterplans and mixed-use schemes in London, Birmingham, Brighton, Exeter and Thurrock.
His work involves the preparation of masterplans for residential, leisure, commercial and mixed-use developments and providing support to developers, local authorities and governmental organisations to produce planning frameworks, urban assessments and Design and Access Statements.
He was awarded the Fulbright Scholar Award and taught an interdisciplinary Masters course as an Associate Professor course integrating urban studies and anthropology at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan USA. He also lectured at several accredited architectural colleges at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He was awarded the RTPI Book Prize Award after gaining a Masters degree in Planning and Sustainability with First Class Distinction from Kingston University.
His knowledge and education developed from a strong foundation in urban planning, urban design and sustainability and reflected in his publications. Having gained a PhD in Urban Studies from Edinburgh College of Art at Heriot Watt University, his specialisation and publications focus on places making, cultural design, urban evaluation, social sustainability and inclusion.
Katherine holds a BA (Hons) degree in Town Planning from the University of Westminster, and an MSc in Town and County Planning from the University of Reading. She joined Pro Vision in 2014 before in January 2020 becoming a Director.
As a Chartered Town Planner Katherine has been a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute since 2007. Before joining Pro Vision, Katherine started her career at Vail Williams as a Graduate Planner and worked at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council as a Senior Planner. She was recognised as a “Rising Star” by the Council and selected for the District Council’s Network staff development program in 2013.
Katherine has a wide range of experience in the preparation and management of planning applications for major residential developments. She has appeared as an expert planning witness at Planning Inquiries for Basingstoke Council and at the Examination in Public for the West Berkshire Housing Site Allocations DPD and the North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy. Katherine has also represented clients in securing allocations through Neighbourhood Plans including appearing at the Stratfield Mortimer Neighbourhood Plan Examination.
Outside of work, Katherine enjoys sailing and swimming, and taking on extreme challenges whilst abroad – such as ziplining across Whistler Mountain and Ice Climbing in Alaska.