Resource efficiency and supply chain consultancy LRS has been bought by global consultancy Anthesis Group.
The purchase means Anthesis can now provide an end-to-end sustainability service to clients, with the introduction of waste treatment, recycling and resource management skills from the LRS team.
Clients across the supply chain include Tesco, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Nestlé, Akzo Nobel, Unilever, Costa, CIPS, Veolia, Viridor and SITA as well as local and national government.
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Anthesis Group chief executive Stuart McLachlan said: “LRS is a great fit for the Anthesis Group, and I am pleased to be able to add their extremely strong portfolio of resource efficiency and sustainable supply chain work to our existing services.
“Collectively, our businesses have over 20 years of experience and we are excellently placed to meet the changing needs of our clients as they embrace the opportunities of the circular economy by delivering end-to-end sustainability solutions.
“Our market will continue to grow when clients feel the value in the work we deliver, by having the right skills in the right places to make exciting things happen, and I’m looking forward to the opportunities that the LRS team brings.”
Anthesis Group has been growing fast since its inception 18 months ago and now has 130 people across Europe, USA, Asia and the Middle East.
LRS managing director and now Anthesis director Dee Moloney (pictured) said: “We have watched the emergence of Anthesis with great interest and are excited by its ambition and vision. It’s a journey that we are delighted to now be a part of, and with global reach and diversity of expertise, we look forward to extending the value we can offer to clients.
“The changing market dynamics and needs of clients cannot be ignored and we are looking forward to working with the Anthesis team to realise the market potential for greater efficiency in the supply chain and meeting demand for sustainable products and business models.”