About Us

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ENVIVO BRINGS PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT TOGETHER WITH SPECTACULAR RESULTS.

Are you looking for a smooth and efficient process for your project?  Envivo provides you the solutions you need to succeed.

At Envivo, nothing less than exceptional quality is good enough. And that philosophy imbues every aspect of what we do, from advice to service and the results we deliver.

With every project, we not only see the big picture, but all the pieces and how they fit together.

Our teams of professionals and technicians bring 360 degree thinking to every challenge.

Our planners, surveyors and engineers thoroughly examine all options to identify robust and effective solutions for our clients.

Whether you require subdivision, precise surveying, land development or complex resource consents, our teams bring a personal focus and commitment to achieve great outcomes.

Our holistic approach integrates the environment and the people within it, resulting in better solutions and amazing spaces for our clients and society.

To make your development and subdivision aspirations a reality, call our team today.

But enough about us—let’s talk about you.   Whether this is your first project or your hundredth project, you need a team of experts that can take care of the complicated things so you can focus on your job.  We invite you to meet the team…

Meet the Directors

Our Directors are extremely hands on, whether on-site or in the office.

They lead a team of specialists and support personnel, ensuring multiple projects can be coordinated and completed in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

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Mark
Finlayson

Director

BSurv (Dist), MNZIS, RPSurv

Mark Finlayson honed his surveying skills on some of the world’s most innovative projects, from the London Underground and Middle Eastern oil rigs to oil pipeline surveys in Papua New Guinea and laying fibre optic cables throughout South East Asia.

Mark’s rich background includes 25 years’ of professional experience in land development, enabling him to provide expert advice on project strategy, surveying process management and consent requirements under District Planning documents. His specialist areas include development and subdivision advice, laser scanning and BIM.

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James
Hook

Director - Christchurch

BSurv, MRRP (Dist), MNZPI, RMLA

James Hook has 23 years’ experience as a Planning Consultant, and his unique insights and strategic advice is an asset at every stage of any development project.

Whether he’s providing pre-development planning and strategic advice, preparing the necessary resource consent applications, or appearing at Council and Environment Hearings, his involvement has proved pivotal to the success of many projects.

James specialises in urban/commercial development and subdivision.

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Thomas
Bretherton

Managing Director

BSurv (Dist), NZCLS, MNZIS, RPSurv,MRICS

Tom is the founding director of BCL Surveyors, which amalgamated with MPC Planning in 2011 to become Envivo Ltd.

He has decades of experience in land development and subdivision across both the residential and commercial sectors and has worked in both the public and private sectors and assisted his clients with strategic and technical advice to make their projects a success.

He has a particular interest in Auckland and Christchurch apartment and multi-unit developments and unit titles.

Tom has a focus on business development and established Envivo’s Christchurch office in 2011 and managed the acquisition of Jawa Structures Ltd (a bespoke civil and structural engineering consultancy) in 2015.

He is a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors, a Professional Registered Surveyor and a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

A brief history

Envivo combines two leading firms, BCL Surveying and MPC Planning.

Tom Bretherton founded BCL Surveyors in 1998, with a vision of a surveying consultancy that would provide superior personal attention and service, excellent advice, and exceptional quality surveys.

Mark Finlayson joined Tom soon after the company’s inception.

James Hook founded MPC Planning in 2000, driven to provide accurate and effective planning advice, high quality reporting and outstanding service.

Both companies grew quickly through referrals from satisfied customers.  With similar core values, joining forces was a natural progression. In 2012 BCL and MPC amalgamated to form Envivo, combining the best practice of the original firms, and expanded to incorporate Civil and Environmental Engineering services.

Whether you know us as BCL Surveying, MPC Planning, or Envivo, you can rely on the same high level of service and care that we have always provided.

We’re thrilled about this expansion and the greater range of services it allows us to offer you.  For more information on Envivo services:

What makes Envivo so special?

Our greatest asset is our people. Our team is one of the key reasons we stand apart from other companies. We’re not only dedicated to the job at hand, our core values of trust, integrity, teamwork, innovation and fun infuse every aspect of Envivo.

To ensure we have the brightest and most innovative talent in the industry, we invest a significant sum in recruiting, ongoing training, and creating a stimulating and flexible environment that helps our people reach their full potential.

For information about a career at Envivo, click here.

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