Connectivity Associates is a small but dynamic company with a philosophy of ‘making a difference’. We work with integrity and will take time to understand and deliver the specific needs of our individual clients.
Our two Directors, Chrissie and Mike Gibson, are both well-qualified and have many years of experience in both the public and private sectors.
Chrissie Gibson DipTP FHEA MIPM FRSA
Chrissie is an expert, qualified and experienced trainer, having been a university lecturer in Manchester and Bristol for over 20 years. She has taught extensively across the UK, as well as in the USA, Ireland, Germany, Poland and Romania.
She has delivered training workshops for major private sector clients and universities. Chrissie also delivers continuing professional workshops on presentation skills and on community engagement for the Royal Town Planning Institute. She is a Teach First coach, working with teachers in challenging leadership roles.
She has been an invited speaker at many conferences and has written about urban regeneration in Manchester. She has also published articles on student employability and employer partnerships. Chrissie has been responsible for implementing major regeneration projects and environmental programmes and research into housing and retail policy.
Chrissie has appeared on the BBC One o’clock News, Radio Manchester and Five Live. She is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Town and City Management.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Mike Gibson BA(Hons) MCD MRTPI
Mike has over 25 years’ proven success in private planning consultancy, working with national housebuilders, multi-national and industrial companies, financial institutions, developers, retail and leisure operators, government departments, regeneration agencies, local authorities, healthcare trusts and private healthcare and education providers. He has also held senior posts with local authorities. He has a sound knowledge of the planning system – including the new ‘Localism’ and ‘Big Society’ agendas – and is aware of the political and economic influences which play an important part in the decision-making process.
Mike has secured planning permission and influenced the plan-making process in respect of a wide range of developments including town centre and mixed-use regeneration schemes, housing and employment developments, hospitals, schools and colleges.
Mike has a ‘let’s make it happen’ approach and aims to achieve success for clients by working to find innovative solutions to complex planning issues. He often works alongside other professionals, including architects, transport engineers, environmental consultants and commercial agents.
Mike is Chair of the Property and Construction Committee of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
Connectivity Associates Ltd is a member of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.