Our Story

Thinka had some rocky beginnings but it’s only been up and up from there.

To our clients and supporters who have helped us build this, you mean the world to us, and we thank you.

2016

  • Ben, Lee & Tara, the Thinka co-founders came together after another business didn’t work out. They were determined to make a go of it for themselves.
  • Our first year was successful, we won a couple of clients and got the basics in order – business was feeling good and our fresh approach seemed to be working.

2017

  • As a team of three, we rode out the second year, or ‘the valley of death’ (one of the most turbulent times in a new business’s life).
  • As a result of a testing year, we decided it was ‘make or break’ time, and part of the ‘make’ was heralded with a new name and brand.

2018

  • In early 2018, Thinka was born and BRG Learning & Development was put to rest.
  • What’s in a name? Think (well we all know what that means), but what does the A mean? We’re in the game of creating A teams and A players for our clients.

2019

  • Thinka continues to go from strength to strength, with a core team of eight and a new production office in Bendigo – our home base.

2020

  • More to come – will you help us write this chapter?

Awards, let’s just take a short moment to celebrate.

2019

Business Excellence Award

Winner

Thinka won a Business Excellence Award. The award category (Small & Succeeding) was focused on businesses who are punching above their weight. The award recognises established businesses that continue to grow and truly connect with customers.

Business Excellence Awards – Winners
Thinka, Co founders

Business Excellence Awards – Winners
Thinka, Team

2019

Best Leadership Development Program

Finalist

In collaboration with The Good Guys and ActReal, The IGNITE Leadership Program is recognised in the Best Leadership Development Program category. The award represents a ‘best-in-class’ approach to leadership development.

Best Leadership Development Program – Finalist
The Good Guys, ActReal & Thinka

Best Leadership Development Program – Finalist
The Good Guys, ActReal & Thinka