12 March 2014
WYG is pleased to announce the expansion of their international business with the acquisition of specialist international development consultancy, Delta Partnership Solutions Limited.
Formed in 2000, Delta is an established business boasting an experienced team of permanent consultants and a large network of associates dedicated to improving the lives of people living in poverty. Delta has worked with a range of clients including the governments of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, the bi-lateral aid agencies of Norway, Canada, Belgium, the UK and Sweden, as well as a broad range of non government organisations and foundations. Delta is headquartered in the UK and has offices in Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda.
Delta was founded by Mike Thomson who will be our Business Development Director for East Africa and Aileen Lyon, who will become WYG’s Operations Director for East Africa.
Mike has more than 20 years’ experience working on projects around the world focusing on public sector reform and the better delivery of environmental, water, health, justice and education services. He has lived and worked throughout East Africa and has recently directed projects involving national development planning, HIV/AIDS prevention, renewable energy, technical and vocational training and agricultural value added among others. Mike has a Masters Degree in Development Economics, and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Swahili.
Aileen has over 20 years’ experience in delivering major programmes designed to support institutional reform and develop social inclusion. She has used her expertise in monitoring and evaluation, civil society, governance and policy working for government agencies in Bosnia, Kenya, Tanzania and elsewhere around the world. Aileen has a Masters Degree in Social Policy and Planning from LSE and is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. She speaks English, Swahili and French.
Paul Hamer, Chief Executive Officer, WYG said: ‘We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Delta which will give a significant boost to WYG’s strategy of building our business through accessing new markets in Africa, and aligns perfectly with our increased focus on Fragile and Conflict Affected States. Delta will complement WYG’s capability both geographically and technically, enhancing key growth sectors such as Governance, Institutional Reform and Monitoring and Evaluation.’
Keith Cook, Managing Director, WYG International added: ‘Delta has an excellent reputation with experience in key target countries and sectors and will greatly accelerate our growth options in East Africa. We are already working closely with Delta on some exciting new prospects and I am confident that Delta will provide a superb platform from which to expand our operations’.
Aileen Lyon and Mike Thomson of Delta commented: ‘We are delighted to join forces with WYG. Over the past 13 years, Delta has successfully delivered over 200 development projects, the majority of which have been carried out in East Africa. We see great potential for WYG and Delta to expand business in the region and to benefit millions of disadvantaged people through urban development, adaption to climate change, conflict reduction, agricultural value-added, job creation, health improvement and other initiatives’.
From Tuesday 11 March, Delta (now a wholly-owned subsidiary of WYG) can be contacted on +44 (0)203 6515049. More details on Delta can be found at www.deltapartnership.com
Notes to Editors
One of the top-ranking global consultancies employing around 1,500 people, WYG is behind some of the world’s most challenging projects. Our specialists provide expert advice and project management support services that are helping to shape landscapes, infrastructure, society and culture in the developed and developing world.
We advise on planning and transport, provide engineering and environmental services, consult on waste and resource management, and deliver support to enable economic and social reform.
By engaging with clients at an early stage we ensure that decisions are made which will maximise a project’s potential and deliver our client’s strategic objectives. In turn, this builds strong and lasting relationships with clients in each of our seven core sectors:
Defence & Justice; Energy & Waste; Environment (including waste and waste water); Transport; Commercial Development & Urban Regeneration; Mining & Metals; Social Development & Infrastructure.
WYG has an international presence with offices throughout the UK, and in Eastern Europe, the Middle East & North Africa, and South Africa.
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