Our Story

Founded in 1973, LTS International grew from strength to strength, and the 2018 integration/merger with NIRAS Development Consulting enabled us to build on this and position as a truly global company.

LTS International was a natural fit for NIRAS, a foundation-owned company that seeks to promote, enable and measure its impact on sustainable development. Drawing on its Nordic values and strong principles of integrity and investment in people, NIRAS’s vision is to become the next generation consultancy.

Merging with NIRAS, we shifted from being a 50-strong company to being part of a global organisation with over 2400 employees and offices across 31 countries. NIRAS values us highly for our efficient, effective and collaborative approach to working with our clients, and is keen to draw on our experience. This has resulted in positive change – not just for the two companies but for our clients and partners, and the beneficiaries of our work.

By working together, we have been able to make a transformative difference across wider geographies and sectors than would otherwise have been possible – for example in peace-building and democratisation, gender and human rights, water issues, and private sector development. In the time we have been together, we have quickly built a strong mutual respect and a real desire to strengthen our joint services. The NIRAS data futures hub (datafutures.org) is an example of this, drawing together digital and technology expertise from across the NIRAS Group with data and statistical expertise from LTS to provide ‘tech4good’ services to Europe, Asia and Africa.

As we become more closely integrated in the NIRAS family we are adopting more common ways of working, bringing the best out of each other and speaking with a common voice. So now – as NIRAS-LTS international – we will strengthen the quality and range of services we can provide to our clients and partners.

We invite you to keep following our journey here, on the NIRAS website, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. But most of all, we look forward to continuing to support you in your journey towards a future that is more sustainable for all.