Dr Jim Cooke, Streamlined Environmental’s founding Director, has retired after almost 40 years as a scientist and science consultant. Jim started the company in April 2013. Since then, the business has grown, with Jim being joined by fellow Directors and co-owners Dr Ngaire Phillips, Dr Mike Stewart and Dr Mal Green. SEL is now a thriving business with 5 employees in addition to the Directors and has recently appointed Auckland-based team member Dr Jarrod Walker. It is clear that Jim’s vision of a sustainable company that provides high quality scientific advice has been realised. Jim’s considerable skills in business development, in particular, will be sorely missed, as will his vision and professional integrity.