Chris founded PlanningSphere further to establishing a 20-year track record of navigating complex projects through the planning process.
During the 1990s, Chris worked in property valuation and planning roles within central and local government. This public-sector experience provided a deep insight into public service and the various processes that influence the planning system.
In 2001, he joined a Bath-based architectural practice and established an in-house planning consultancy team that subsequently grew to function as a planning consultancy in its own right. In 2008, he became a director of a nationwide planning consultancy, and went on to relocate its Bath office to Bristol and become head of a team of 17 property professionals.
These private-sector roles gave Chris valuable experience of commercial and corporate planning across the region, and have influenced the responsive, client-centric approach to planning consultancy that underpins PlanningSphere’s bespoke planning services.
Through PlanningSphere, Chris also supports the charities Wateraid, Zhest and Trees in Trust (a local woodland planted and managed by volunteers near Tintern, Monmouthshire).