Landell Mills Limited was founded in Bath, England, in 1975 by John Landell Mills and others to carry out research and to provide management services in the natural resource sectors. Some of the firm's early work included farm management in Zambia as well as advice on commodity trends an opportunities.
In the 1980s and 1990s, the company provided technical assistance and advice in 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 was particularly active as demand for expertise increased dramatically in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union under the Phare and Tacis programmes of the EC in particular.
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. They are active in a range of economic development and environmental programmes. A number of their assignments are in countries recovering from conflicts or natural disasters.
They estimate that they have completed over 700 projects on all continents - involving almost 150 countries.
They operate in several languages and employ some four hundred people on their assignments at any one time.
Their head office is in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, UK. They are part of DCI group, which is owned by its employees and consultants and have two sister companies in Ireland - TDI Group Ltd. and TMS International Ltd.
They are an active member of their industry association, British Expertise, and a regular winner of their annual awards.
Landell Mills supports the international eyesight charity, Orbis Ireland.