In 2001, husband and wife team, Aaron and Alice Andrew, started 4Sight Consulting (then called AA Environmental) with a vision to integrate planning and environmental services and make a positive difference to the way we live, work and thrive.
Today, 21 years in business and 21 years strong, that vision is shared by a team of 130+ amazing professionals who bring a depth of experience to 4Sight's projects and a passion for getting the best outcomes for land, people, and water. And it's these talented professionals, our team, who have enabled 4Sight to get to where it is today.
It certainly hasn't always been easy. We've had our highs and lows, our good times and bad and now, as we celebrate our 21st birthday and our success as a business, we were excited to find out that because of our people, we have won Best Planning Firm in our category at the Client Choice Awards for 2022.
In its 18th year, the Client Choice Awards acknowledge best practice professional services in New Zealand and Australia and are based solely on client feedback – no panel, no judges, or self-nominations. 250+ firms entered this year, and over 15,000 pieces of client feedback collected, so it was an honour to even be recognised, let alone be announced a winner.
4Sight's Managing Director, Aaron Andrew, says he is absolutely thrilled about the win, and it has reminded him, once again, of just how amazing the team is. "It's a real testament to them," he said, particularly when "4Sight has been growing at 25%+ per annum for the last ten years, and maintaining this level of client service during such growth, plus the challenges of COVID-19 over the last two years, highlights their technical ability, dedication to customer service, and resilience."
So, we want to say thank you to our team. Thank you for your hard work and for sharing our common sense of purpose. Thank you for striving to live our values of Believe in Better, Act with Integrity, Thrive Together, every day. It's an absolute privilege to work alongside you.
To our clients, we thank you also. Thank you for trusting in us and understanding that respect goes both ways, no matter what. Thank you for standing by us and for believing in better. We are humbled by the feedback you provided for these awards, and although we can't include all of your comments, below are just some of the kind words that will stay with us. Here's to 21+ more years of business with our fantastic team and clients. Let's continue to work together to achieve balanced outcomes for land, people, and water so that we can all live, work, and thrive.
"I don't like to think about services as expensive or cheap, instead, I like to think about the value from the investment. In 4Sight's case, the value provided was worth every dollar and beyond. "
"They are always there for us, we have a close working relationship and get along very well while also being professional. They deliver an exceptional quality of work and always deliver on time. They give sound advice and are supportive. They are thoroughly great people to work with.”
“4Sight have come on board with a non-judgmental, collaborative approach and they are working hard to gain the trust of our team while helping us to demystify some of our environmental management responsibilities. 4Sight will be a key partner in moving us to best practice.”
"Professional, experienced and friendly staff that I trust and enjoy working with."
“Their service, expertise, support, implementation and project follow through is at a impeccable standard. I feel fortunate to have their services and they will always be my point of contact for anything planning related."
"4Sight have been absolutely amazing all along. They provided expertise in a timely manner and at the required depth. We have been working together for over five years and they are extremely reliable, professional, and productive."
"Always deliver work to a high standard, and within time-frames and budget. I never have to chase them for assessments, or worry about the quality of work. 4Sight is the only consulting firm I've ever used that have delivered perfectly within time-frames, budget and quality required."
"We rely on 4Sight's expertise and they are integral to our success."