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More than 45 years in development consulting – NIRAS and LTS combine strengths

On the basis of mutual success, shared values, and a common vision of building a better, more equal and stable world, LTS International Ltd and NIRAS Development Consulting today announce their merger.

“We are excited and proud to announce the coming together of two great organisations, each with a +45-year track record in impactful development consulting” says Paddy Abbot, Managing Director of LTS.

Both LTS and NIRAS see this strategic partnership as an important step for further growth in client-focused services. “As a key member of the NIRAS Group, LTS is now positioned as a truly global company with the expertise, resources and enhanced capacity to support our clients in the long-term,” says Scott Geller, Business Development Director of LTS. “We feel an affinity with the NIRAS way of working, with its focus on impact and the sustainable development goals. We particularly appreciate NIRAS’s strong ethos of professionalism, excellence, integrity and equality, rooted in its Nordic heritage”. The merger creates exciting opportunities for strengthening LTS’ project management capacity and increasing its capabilities in areas such as gender and human rights, land administration, fund management and private sector development.

From NIRAS’s perspective, the merger will enable both organisations to build on core combined strengths. As Tor Lundström, Director of NIRAS Development Consulting, explains, “LTS is a successful and rapidly growing consulting firm with a strong reputation for delivering high quality services. Their credibility has stood the test
of time, and we welcome their team into the NIRAS family. The merger provides us with access to new markets, highly competent and dedicated staff, and complementary expertise – to serve our clients better.”

LTS’s 50 staff will be incorporated into the NIRAS Development Consulting unit, forming part of the NIRAS Group. Building on the brand recognition that has been developed over the past four decades, LTS will be known as LTS International – Part of the NIRAS Group. LTS’s head office – having been awarded the accolade of one of Scotland’s fastest growing companies in 2017 – will remain in Penicuik.

About NIRAS and NIRAS Development Consulting:
Founded in Denmark in 1956 – with experience dating back to 1912 – NIRAS is a multi-disciplinary consultancy company, owned by a foundation and its employees. A global organisation with a combined staff of over 2,200 in 51 offices in 27 countries around the world, NIRAS has over 7,000 ongoing projects in over 100 countries. NIRAS is engaged in international development through its second-biggest unit – NIRAS Development Consulting – which applies an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach to developing sustainable solutions and ensures collaboration across sectors and locations to provide partners and clients with access to the latest knowledge. Together, LTS and NIRAS Development Consulting now employ about 400 permanent staff. The headquarters are spread across Denmark, Finland, Germany, Poland, Serbia, Sweden and the UK, with further offices across Africa, Asia Pacific, South America and Eastern Europe.

About LTS International:
LTS, is a UK-based consultancy and project management firm established in 1973 to support sustainable development worldwide. Over the past 45 years, LTS has developed a significant track record in the area of evaluation, climate change, land and natural resource management and low carbon development. LTS has extensive experience working with UK government departments, as well as other bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, NGOs and private sector clients. LTS focuses on some of the most critical global challenges facing our planet. LTS has subsidiary and representative offices in Kenya, Malawi, China, and Indonesia that will also become part of the NIRAS Development Consulting family.

Further Information:
Tor Lundström, Director, NIRAS Development Consulting, phone +46 85455 3317, email tlu@niras.com
Paddy Abbot, Managing Director, LTS, phone +44 131 440 5500, email paddy-abbot@ltsi.co.uk

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