Some of the firm’s early work included farm management in Zambia as well as advice on commodity trends and opportunities. In the 1980s and 1990s, the company provided technical assistance on many aspects of agriculture, fisheries and rural development on contracts financed by the Asian Development Bank, European Commission and the World Bank – as well as the bilateral assistance programmes of the UK government. The 1990s were particularly active as demand for expertise increased dramatically in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

In recent years, the firm has widened its scope of activities to reflect the changing needs of beneficiaries and funding agencies as well as new opportunities and threats. We are active in a range of economic development and environmental programmes. A number of our assignments are in countries recovering from conflicts or natural disasters.

We estimate that we have completed almost 700 projects on all continents, involving some 150 countries. We employ 30 staff at our head office in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, UK, and we engage numerous additional people on our projects throughout the world.

We are an active member of our industry association, British Expertise, and a regular winner of its awards. We are also members of technical associations or societies such as, the Tropical Agricultural Association, the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, and the Evaluation Society.