Lutra Consulting was established as a partnership (Saber Razmjooei and Peter Wells) in 2009 as a consulting organization supporting others in their adoption of QGIS and other open source GIS software.
Both its partners came from a water engineering background and hence many early projects were water-related including the release of the Crayfish plugin in 2012 which has since evolved to support time-varying mesh formats directly in QGIS - even supporting some climate models.
In 2013 Lutra was joined by long-time QGIS core developer Martin Dobias which extended its software development capability to include core QGIS features. This resulted in QGIS' trace-digitizing, multi-threaded rendering and more recently, native support for 3D rendering within QGIS itself. In 2014, Lutra launched its QGIS Commercial Support packages, offering the first UK-based support committed to providing bug-fixes for QGIS.
Nowadays, Lutra have been working on liberating GIS data from the bounds of the office - 2017 saw their first lightweight Android app allowing users to bring their QGIS projects into the field (and even edit them there) and in 2018, Mappin - a solution for publishing QGIS projects as web maps with no fuss and no coding.