• Patriot Environmental Management
Case Study:

Patriot Environmental Management

13 September 2019

Patriot Environmental Management isn’t your typical environmental management provider. As a part of the Patriot Group, founded in Brisbane, the business offers a variety of environmental and industrial services across the mining, oil and gas, construction and industrial sectors.

Striving to be a ‘first choice-best value’ provider, Patriot Environmental Management currently provides liquid and semi liquid waste removal, non-destructive digging, CCTV pipe inspection, drain cleaning and sub-surface utility locating. It’s leaders are proudly committed to its staff, customers and the environment with a zero-harm ethos.

While Patriot Environmental Management did not grow over night, it has experienced rapid growth in the past decade, growing from one man and one truck to 130 staff and a fleet of 85 trucks across three states. This rapid growth has brought its fair share of challenges to all involved.

“That’s why partnering with BDO was one of the best things I could’ve done for the company and will be a testament to our future growth and evolution,” said Brett George, Founding Executive Director.

The BDO team started working with Patriot Environmental Management during a significant period of growth. BDO was responsible for conducting a due diligence process, supporting the management team as Patriot transitioned to a new strategic direction and assisting the finance team with process improvements and efficiencies during a staff shortage.

“I identified a need for an external adviser to review our business and its future strategic growth and capabilities. I had three separate business associates from various parts of the country recommend BDO to lead a due diligence process. Speaking only of positive experiences and their confidence in the business and the people, I had full confidence BDO was the best fit for our company,” Brett said.

“Patriot Environmental Management constantly strives for innovative ways to be a leader in our field. I found from the start that BDO took the time to understand our business; where it started, where it is now and where it needs to be. The senior management team has used BDO as a sounding board to help propel the business forward and to provide guidance on unnecessary risk and liabilities.”

As of today, the wider Patriot Group, including Utility Mapping Group, is operating in Australia, Papua New Guinea, United Kingdom, and Singapore. As a group, the business is currently working with the BDO team on further expansion plans.

“Having Mark Whittaker and his team lead the Patriot Environmental Management due diligence process and Tom Hogbin review our entire finance function and identify opportunities for improvement has further aided us in our future expansion plans.

“BDO’s straight-talking, no-nonsense attitude is above all what I value most. Their strategic approach to modern business risks is innovative, refreshing and indispensable.”

Brett George, Founding Executive Director, Patriot Environmental Management

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