2019 continues to be an exciting year of growth for us, strengthening our teams in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty, and now we can also add a brand new 4Sight location to that list, because as of 4 November we are excited to announce the official opening of our Gisborne office.
There is always a great deal of thought and strategic planning that goes into these decisions. The development of regional offices forms an essential part of 4Sight’s overall vision by ensuring we have dedicated teams on the ground to meet the needs of our clients, while also playing an integral role in our carbon reduction strategy by minimising the need to fly our people around Aotearoa. But in saying that, this time around, our reasoning also came back to the longstanding personal connections we have with the region of Tairāwhiti as our two founding Directors (Alice and Aaron Andrew) have strong family ties to the area, and continue to spend every summer up the coast.
The timing was right too. Earlier in the year Karl Baldwin and Katherine Davies, Directors of the former KTB Planning - now Principals at 4Sight - relocated to Gisborne. Plus, Megan Dever, a Senior Planning and Policy Consultant at 4Sight, also permanently moved back to the area, her hometown, meaning we finally have the capacity and resources to meet the ever-increasing planning and environmental demands of the region.
Principal Planners Max Dunn and Ian Mayhew, Principal Marine Ecologist Mark Poynter, and Senior Coastal Process Consultant Sam Morgan, continue to be regulars to the area as well, along with other members of the wider 4Sight team. So this is just the beginning for us in Gisborne, as we intend to keep growing our presence here and in Hawkes Bay area over the next few years – watch this space!
In the meantime, feel free to drop by and visit us - we would love to see you! You can find us here:
Level 1, Wilson James Centre, 77 Peel Street, Gisborne.