Pro Vision promotes business manager to director role

10th January, 2019

Planning, architecture and urban design consultancy Pro Vision has promoted Christine Knowles to the company’s board of directors. A chartered accountant with 30 years’ experience in professional practices, she joined Pro Vision in 2015 as business manager. Her promotion is in recognition of her business acumen and high calibre financial skills.

In her new role, Christine will be responsible for leading the firm’s financial management, human resources and administration. Christine joins Steven Smallman, Scot Masker and Robin Buchanan on the board of directors.

Commenting on her promotion, Christine said: “I am delighted to have been appointed director and being able to contribute to the ongoing development of the company. It’s an exciting time as we continue to improve the high quality service we give our clients and extend our skillbase. My role is to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible, so everyone can get on with their jobs.”

With a firm belief in the opportunity for promoting within, Christine enjoys bringing forward new talent. She said: “We have a lot of really good young people coming through – planners, architects, urban designers, ecologists and administrators. There are not many companies with such a range of professional services under one roof.

“Each discipline works together to the same end goals: to deliver truly sustainable development that will further the interests of our clients, the community and the environment.”

Christine qualified as a chartered accountant with PWC, obtaining a wide grounding culminating in establishing the management consultancy department in the Southampton office. In 1988, Christine joined Dreweatt Neate chartered surveyors, estate agents and auctioneers in Winchester which merged with Carter Jonas, progressing to finance director. Her many significant achievements for the practice over 21 years included sustained profitability during the property market downturn, continued development and implementation of systems and a number of mergers and acquisitions.

Christine then joined chartered accountants James Cowper LLP as finance director, leading its financial management for five years.

Commenting on the announcement, Steven Smallman, director at Pro Vision said: “Christine’s promotion is well deserved. Christine has demonstrated that she has the experience and skills to now play a leading role in taking our business forward. Nothing phases Christine, not even Brexit!”

Pro Vision has offices in Ampfield, near Winchester and Newbury.