A SWINDON business will help the Jamaican government map out where to set up sustainable housing, industries, tourism and infrastructure around the country.

David Jarvis Associates secured an opportunity to support the production of the National Spatial Plan for the Jamaican government with the help of the Department for International Trade.

The company’s team of consultants, which includes chartered town planners, urban designers and landscape architects, will produce technical reports after extensive assessment of the island.

Chairman David Jarvis said: “Attending DIT events is invaluable as you get to meet in-country representatives from a selection of countries. Two speakers from the Caribbean Development Bank mentioned some projects that their board had only approved in the few days prior, so we got to hear about the opportunity first.

“Doing business in the Caribbean and places like the Middle East is made much easier because the contract language is English.

"It is much simpler for me to talk to ministers and permanent secretaries about our services without worrying about a language barrier.

“Securing this opportunity with the Jamaican government has been really rewarding and I would encourage other businesses to consider exporting because if we can find international success, so can you.”

Since being founded in 1982, David Jarvis Associates has worked extensively with governments, public authorities and the private sector all over the world on contracts involving post-mineral extraction, strategic environmental impact assessments and design projects.

With an annual turnover of £2 million and a host of multi-national clients who work across over 70 countries, the company works anywhere in the world where there is a demand for its services.

In addition to its new Jamaica contract, the company is working on a project in the United Arab Emirates, with a Trinidad brief in the pipeline.

The DIT signed the Cariforum-UK Economic Partnership Agreement to ensure that companies can continue trading with the Caribbean on the same terms as they do today after Britain leaves the EU.