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Tetra Tech International Development – our new identity

In this blog, Ben Ward, the Managing Director of Coffey's UK and European international development operations, talks about the branding shift on our horizon and what it means for us, our beneficiaries and our clients.

There's a saying that you can't build a reputation on what you’re going to do. It’s a saying that I feel speaks to the experience here at Coffey and WYG over the last few years.

In 2016, Coffey was acquired by Tetra Tech. It was a big shift. The international development operations in London – #CoffeyEurope – went from being part of a mid-sized Australian-owned company, to an operating unit that’s part of a 20,000-strong, NASDAQ-listed, $3 billion, multinational company.
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But it was a shift that worked. In the last four years Coffey has thrived. We have won a raft of new programmes – the Nigeria LINKS economic growth programme, the REINVENT community security and policing programme in Kenya and Third Party Monitoring programme of DFID’s Africa Regional Department among many others. We’ve drawn on the support and expertise of new colleagues across the world and share knowledge, systems and networks. We’ve built a relationship with Tetra Tech that allows us to keep doing what we know is best for our clients and beneficiaries, while using the support that Tetra Tech’s financial strength and stability gives us.

Then in 2019, WYG joined the fold, bringing to Tetra Tech’s growing European operations an exciting portfolio of ongoing work – their Western Balkans Infrastructure Projects Facility work, to name one – as well as big, newly-won programmes, like the £73m UK Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility. They’ve also brought long-standing relationships with the European Investment Bank and other European development institutions and brought in new areas of expertise in public financial management and climate resilient infrastructure, adding to Coffey's established reputation as a trusted evaluation services provider to a wide range of European institutions. 

As we’ve brought our operations together over the last six months there is an energy in our work and offices that is only adding to the momentum that has built from both Coffey and WYG’s recent successes.

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So with the two operations increasingly unified, with our recent programmes off to strong starts and with our portfolio of new projects continuing to grow, we’ve built our reputation. The results we’re delivering for our clients and for the beneficiaries of our programmes are stronger than ever.

So now we want to put a unified name to that reputation: Tetra Tech International Development.
As Tetra Tech International Development, we will continue to do what has brought us the success of recent years:

  • deliver complex international development programmes that create positive change, united with our clients to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • work with each other across the company to apply our extensive knowledge of the UK and European international development, monitoring and evaluation and infrastructure markets.
  • be a trusted supplier to our clients, understanding their cultures and delivering solutions with them.

Our move to this brand is taking place in the first quarter of 2020. As we now embark on this transition period we’ll show you more about who we are – about what we do in our international development operations and how we work as part of Tetra Tech to develop clear solutions to some of the world’s most complex issues. We’ll also tell you about our values – what drives how we behave and engage with everyone we work with.

You can follow us as we do that here, as we add to and transition our website, or on the Tetra Tech International Development social media channels, where all of our #CoffeyEurope and WYG International Development content will appear after the transition .

After everything that’s happened in the last few years, we’re excited about our future under our new identity. We are looking forward to continuing to support our clients in designing, implementing and evaluating sustainable solutions to local and global challenges.

Ben Ward
Managing Director
Tetra Tech International Development