About Us

4SM NI Ltd

With half a century of experience in the world of publishing, 4SM NI Ltd has gained an unrivalled and enviable reputation producing a quality stable of highly respected B2B magazines, complemented by a rapidly growing online presence throughout the UK and Ireland.

Based in Hillsborough, County Down, 4SM NI Ltd’s dedicated team is fully focused on providing an insightful and informative platform for an increasingly diverse range of businesses serving a broad spectrum of industries.

These extend from road transport, logistics, warehousing and shipping to civil engineering, construction, quarrying and waste management & recycling.

Export & Freight

Export & Freight is the major transport magazine for the all-Ireland marketplace, incorporating Van & Pick-Up Ireland. With an unequalled reputation, it has been serving all sectors of the transport and logistics market for more than four decades, keeping its readers informed via in-depth company profiles, technical information, new commercial vehicle launches, test drives, and all the very latest industry news.

Key editorial topics focus on developments and trends within the industry, including new legislation directly affecting Irish business, corporate events, developments and achievements, industry directives, concerns and general business information on local and national issues, product profiles introducing the latest innovations and new technology, company profiles moving behind the corporate facade to examine the personalities and services offered by companies across the island of Ireland.

Distributed on a controlled circulation basis and sent free of charge to named decision makers within the industry sector, Export & Freight has maintained and grown a loyal readership base both for the print media and downloadable content at www.exportandfreight.com

Major contributors and supporters of Export & Freight include

Road Haulage Association

Logistics UK

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport 

Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme

British International Freight Association

Institution of Civil Engineers

Transport Regulation Unit 

Plant & Civil Engineer

Plant & Civil Engineer is the premier publication for the plant, construction, quarrying, civil engineering and waste recycling industries in Ireland, and has been for almost three decades.

It is published in association with the MPANI  and the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (NI).

Key editorial topics focus on factual news, developments and trends within the industry, new legislation directly affecting Irish business, corporate events, developments and achievements, industry directives, concerns and general business information on local and national issues. It also features test drives, new products and services, the latest innovations and technologies and indepth company profiles that get to the heart of the business and its peoples.

Major contributors to the magazine include

Institute of Quarrying 

Chartered Institute of Wastes Management 

Irish Mining and Quarrying Society 

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors 

Irish Waste Management Association 

Construction Industry Training Board NI 

Construction Industry Federation 

Hire Association Europe

Event Hire Association 

Awards & Events

The team at 4SM NI Ltd are also specialists in organising successful Awards ceremonies and other Events. For example, each year they stage two of the biggest awards nights for industries associated with Export & Freight and Plant & Civil Engineer; these are attended by most of the sectors leading business figures from across Ireland and the UK.

They also stage what has become one of the transport and logistic industries most successful and well supported annual charity events, the Export & Freight Golf Masters played at the Nick Faldo Championship golf course at the Lough Erne Resort in Fermanagh.