"Today. Right here, right now - we realise the dreams of yesterday. Dream." Carron
"I would rather know half of the questions than all of the answers" James Thurber
"In the long history of humankind (and animal kind too), those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed" Charles Darwin
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought" Jacques Cousteau
Anguillid Consulting Engineers and Scientists Ltd: Anguillid is a consultancy specialising in environmental management (about you). Founded in 2008, by Carron Blom, the company is about practicable aptitude and innovative attitude. This is embodied with our corporate mission statement and business philosophy.
Why anguillid? The New Zealand short and long finned eels (or tuna) belong to the Anguillid family. Our native eels are well known for being adaptable and flexible. They can climb hurdles insurmountable to other fish (such as waterfalls) and transition across boundary effects (water / land, freshwater / saltwater). The eels travel vast distances in their lifetime; migrating to Tonga to breed. We like their spirit and decided to name our company after these tenacious creatures.
The integration of the natural and built environment requires a good understanding of the practical reality and limitations of both the engineering and the environment itself. Sustainable development is possible and outstanding results for both environments can be achieved. Anguillid's Managing Director Carron Blom should know, she has 20 years of post graduate experience in achieving just that. Often though, solutions are not obvious or simple, or may be contentious, so there is a real art in providing technically sound but workable solutions. This is our strength, business focus, and our mission - environmental management strategies that are infinitely possible.
Our philosophy reflects the Anguillid mindset and the approach we adopt in assisting our clients. In short, it's all about sustainability. It articulates our belief that the start of any good project or strategy is the need to clearly understand the reason or purpose (what is the question?), to achieve and deliver tangible and workable results that assist our clients in their journey (be it a strategy, project, or operations), and to challenge (or at least review) precepts and concepts so that evolution (or further development) is possible. Our sustainability policy is to embody our mission, business philosophy, and values.
Our logo, like many of our company features, has a many facets. At one level it is a stylised eel, or anguillid. At another level, it embodies our mission statement by integrating an infinity sign and upward arrow. At another, it is Ouroborous, an apocryphal symbol of renewal and balance which in turn ties back into our philosophy - we hope you like it. And just to show you that we are serious about innovative and creative engineering and scientific solutions, we designed all this ourselves.
■ Authenticity: Anguillid believes sincerity, transparency, honesty, integrity, and compassion are not mutable qualities and expect these of ourselves and others. It is never 'just business'; the authenticity of values and experience is paramount.
■ Tenacity: Like the spirit of our namesake, tenacity is a fundamental tenet of who we are as individuals and as a company. We don't give up on our clients, team, or ourselves when the going gets tough. We are resilient, but responsive to circumstance and our environment.
■ Camaraderie: We understand that our clients, collaborators, and our employees choose to work with us. We respect this and both value and celebrate our 'collaborative volunteers'. We also appreciate that whilst the team is important, there is also a place for individual effort, accountability, and leadership; for those shining moments of brilliance that transforms teamwork into camaraderie.
■ Vitality: We nurture our relationships, our company, ourselves, our community and environment. Like a living organism, we value thought, enquiry, growth, development and change, passion, vision and focus, humour, safety and sustainability, our uniqueness, our similarities, and symbiosis.
■ Possibility: We value the ability and opportunity to stretch towards aspirational goals; whether these are our own, our clients, those of the team, or of others. We are resourceful and celebrate our innovation, evolution, creativity and flair, our successes and learnings. We appreciate that falling short of an aspiration goal is not a failure provided that this does not compromise our other values or the result of blind ambition.
Practical aptitude - innovative attitude. That's us!
phone: +64 27 2648 455 or +64 27 anguillid
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