We are a ridiculously talented consulting services firm that helps companies achieve compliance and acceptance for projects that impact people or land. Our vision is to live in a world where people, the land, and projects move forward together. We have five core values that help define who we are and how we operate; believe it’s possible, 1+1=3, 100/0, engage fearlessly, and thrive together. There is no neutral when living our culture; everything we do either builds up or tears down our culture and core values. The same goes for the impacts our clients have on the communities in which they operate. We work with clients who care about their communities and leave a lasting positive impact.
Tell us about yourself?
My dad, Ray, started our company in 1986, and my sister Breanne and I grew up immersed in it. We learned about it over the dinner table, spent many hours in the back of the truck going to visit landowners, and worked in the office during our summers off from university. Once I graduated, I wanted to take some of the things I learned in school to BRITT. After permanently joining the team, I fell in love with what we could accomplish for our clients and projects, and I loved working alongside and learning from such an accomplished mentor who just happened to be my dad.
If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?
I would tell myself to keep my stress management routine as a priority. The last few years have been heavy and full. For me to show up in the best way for myself, my work, and my family, I need to make myself a priority and ensure I am managing stress well. From there, I can create space to give time to what needs to be thought about and felt instead of operating from a reactive and burnt-out state.
What problem does your business solve?
If projects need access to land and/or impact people, then our service solutions and team are the leaders to make it happen. We manage the non-technical risks on a project to ensure compliance and acceptance to keep the project moving forward.
What is the inspiration behind your business?
In addition to being leaders in land access and people, our mission is to change the way people live, and companies operate. We are a conscious business. We want people to be passionate and engaged about the work they do and who they work with. We believe companies have the ability and responsibility to make people’s lives and communities better. The work we do, and the clients we work for, ensures that we all have the energy to live the lives we have. Our company is proud to work on these projects and also be a catalyst for positive change in communities and the way business is done. We believe in our work as human betterment projects and choose to reframe the conversation so that the land, people, and projects move forward together.
What is your magic sauce?
We have an infinite mindset. We know uncertainty and constraint open doors and unleash our creativity. We are no strangers to difficulties and setbacks, which enables us to be agile in our problem-solving and know we have the determination to push forward.
We elevate. We approach our work in a way that is different than others. Instead of a business-to-business transaction, we want clients to experience a business-to-business elevation. Our clients see and feel a difference in the way we approach and work with them.
We’re courageous. We do what is right, and sometimes that means being bold, different, or unconventional. It isn’t always easy; however, we know that by being courageous, we are standing in our truth.
We have the courage to lead. We’re human-centric. We value the human element in the work we do. Our culture is rooted in the belief that our team members and clients are part of our family, and our family impacts our communities. If you don’t care about the human element, we’re not your company.
We’re creators plus innovators. We are creators and leaders of the new way. We take bold steps towards the ideal vision and future we want that does not exist yet. We dig deep to bring the best of ourselves every day.
What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?
Over the next five years, we will be in the process of expanding our operations into new markets and enhancing our service offerings. We recently began operations in the United States in the renewable energy sector, as well as an expansion into Ontario within our Canadian operations. This will continue to be a focus area for growth and will include additional industries. Our service offerings in Land continue to be strong, and we see opportunity to expand our Stakeholder and Indigenous Engagement services into other industries, including municipal land use, renewable energy, and infrastructure.
In order to stay ahead and achieve our growth targets, we are capitalizing on existing and new technology to create internal efficiencies and improve project delivery and communication with clients. We have strategic partnerships in place with companies who can augment our services as well as cross-promote each other’s work. We have specific goals on where we see ourselves by mid-2024, which include working in four-plus industries (Energy, Natural Resources, Infrastructure, Municipal Land use), being the number one choice for impactful projects, being leaders in the energy transition space, the employer of choice, and systems automate 20 per cent of our work and free up our team’s genius.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?
A few years after I started working at BRITT, my dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and had to retire early and abruptly from the business. I, along with one of my now business partners, Dayna Morgan, stepped up and took over running the company, with Breanne joining us in ownership in the years following. I became President in my early twenties, way before we were ready. We had to grind it out with so many learning opportunities occurring on the job in the thick of it and dealing with things we had never experienced before. We knew we had to show up every day and give our best because people were relying on us now.
How can people get involved?
For more information or to learn how we can help you on your next project, contact us at [email protected]