When deciding on what to call the business, we wanted to find a unique name that clearly portrayed our vision and values and had links to our heritage. Hannah being half Welsh / half Greek spent most of her childhood holidaying in Greece. Hannah’s father, Stavros Bizoumis, introduced Hannah to development from an early age. Being a Civil Engineer who it seemed, could turn his hand to anything built numerous houses from scratch learning how to brick lay, plumb, plaster, do electrics as he went along. Hannah spent a lot of her childhood running about construction sites (safely) with a cement pit as opposed to a sand pit to play with and remembers attending application meetings with her father. Needless to say, a passion for development and the built environment runs in Hannah’s veins.
It was obvious that, in tribute to Hannah’s heritage and her father our name had to be Greek. In Ancient Greek Chroma means:
‘’the purity of a colour, or its freedom from white or grey’’
‘’intensity of distinctive hue; intensity of colour saturation’’.
The bold, powerful and creative imagery that Chroma evokes conveys a positive and colourful message to a subject which can be complex and grey. This is why we have chosen Chroma Planning & Development as our company name.
Hannah is the founding Director of Chroma Planning and Development. She has accrued 14 years of planning and development experience including working in London for Gerald Eve, one of London’s leading planning consultancy practices for 9 years. Hannah relocated from London to Bristol in 2017 and spent 3 years working for an established Global consultancy.
Hannah has considerable experience in advising on a wide range of planning and development matters including development control (residential / commercial / mixed-use / education), site promotion, heritage, conservation and sports facilities delivery.
Hannah specialises in providing strategy advice and project management through the planning process from inception to delivery. Hannah has specific experience in the delivery aspects of development planning including scheme amendments and conditions to ensure deliverability of projects.
Other specific areas of expertise include planning appraisals, applications, stakeholder engagement and local plan review.
Hannah has worked across a variety of property types and sectors including small and large residential projects, commercial projects, town centre schemes, heritage projects and strategic housing sites.
Hannah has represented a wide range of clients including homeowners, established developers, house builders, landed estates and private individuals. Hannah is dual qualified and a member of both the RTPI and the RICS. She is also an accredited RICS assessor.
Hannah is a three-time Iron Man and qualified triathlon and fitness coach. She enjoys dragging her husband on long bike rides across the South West and can also be found doing online fitness classes or around Bristol shouting at keen fitness bods to do burpees, press-ups or get moving. When she’s not advising on planning or doing fitness, she spends the rest of her time spoiling her two cats.
Sam is a Director at Chroma Planning and Development with over 15 years of planning and development experience.
Sam worked in London for Gerald Eve, one of London’s leading planning consultancy practices for 10 years before returning to his hometown of Bristol in 2017 spending the next 4 years working at two private consultancy practices in the City.
Sam provides planning and development advice on a wide variety of matters with a specialist focus on development control and heritage / conservation. Sam advises across all sectors including residential, industrial, logistics, commercial, mixed-use, education and sports. Specific areas of expertise include planning feasibility appraisals, management of planning and heritage applications, condition discharge and scheme delivery and post permission amendments.
Sam has worked for a number of prestigious clients including Grosvenor (UK and Ireland), The Great Portland Estate, Almacantar, Frogmore, Bristol Rugby Club and Bristol City Football Club, with strong connections in London and the Southwest. Sam has also worked with a number of private landowners and small to medium scale developers.
Sam is a qualified member of the RTPI.
Sam has a strong rugby background and for the last 10 years has focused on Tag Rugby, representing Great Britain since 2014. Sam continues to play and coach within the Bristol region. Sam also ‘enjoys’ triathlon (being coached by Hannah) and has undertaken three half-Ironman 70.3 events to date (with more scheduled) .
Sam loves his dog Peppi the Wire Haired Vizsla and hopes one day to be as energetic and as popular on social media. If not taking Peppi out for a walk / run Sam can be found supporting Bristol Bears.