HISTORY

"We are proud of our business journey and strive towards a successful future..."

OUR FOUNDERS JOURNEY

Ian Rankine and Bronwyn Reid started 4T Consultants back in 1997, following their return to Australia, and the journey begins.

Their vision was to assist their clients to obtain economic and sustainable production from natural resources – soil, water, air, minerals, with the least environmental damage possible.

4T was formed to continue their work in developing countries, promoting Best Management Practices for long-term sustainable production in plantation and tropical agricultural crops.  Not only today, but well into the future.

4T Consultants grew, their team, resources and infrastructure to become a multi-award winning business enterprise.  This was accomplished by committing their efforts to regional, rural and remote areas, where the local economy is dominated by large, and often multi-national companies.  They continued to go from strength to strength by securing contracts with all levels of Government, agribusiness, the resources sector and general industry.

Bronwyn Reid’s commitment :  Only excellent data and information can inform the decisions we make as we work towards environmental security, the continued growth of our efforts, and the vision we started out with, which form our environmental footprint.

1996

MONUMENTAL BEGINNINGS

4T is established, and wins first contract writing manuals on BMP in Agriculture.

1996
1997

BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

Ian tours S-E Asia training on BMP (Best Management Practices) in the Plantation Industry.

1997
1999

WINNING MAJOR PROJECTS

4T secures a major, multi-level government project – Integrated Wide Management.

1999
2013

BUSINESS AWARD

Boom becomes bust – but 4T survives.  We receive our 1st Business Excellence Awards.  Successful groundwater project Vanuatu.

2013
2017

RESEARCH & PUBLISH

Bronwyn – Small business owner and entrepreneur who specialises in helping small businesses grow, took her 20 years of experience, researched and documented her business journey and started her third company, Small Company, BIG Business.

2017
2018

BOOK LAUNCH

Bronwyn Reid launches her book, and her third business enterprise – Small Company, BIG Business.  2018 saw Bronwyn launch her book.  The book is based on her many years of experience, offering both practical and inspirational advice that will help any small business to attract and keep bigger customers.

SCBB Website is ‘Live’.

Bronwyn Reid is awarded ‘100 Faces of Small’ business.

2018
2019

2019 AWARDS

Bronwyn Reid and Ian Rankine are awarded Small Business of Excellence award (2019), and inducted into the Hall of Fame (2019).  Not bad for a company that started in 1997 with a 4WD, a map, and a pile of data collecting equipment with one clear objective – getting reliable, accurate data into the hands of those in charge of environmental hazards.  The philosophy of GOOD SCIENCE began and has grown along with Bronwyn’s other business ventures.

2019
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