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Business Transformation Consultants
Located across Europe and North America, our professional consultants are highly experienced business leaders with a track record of Lean improvement that stretches globally. We’ll help you tap into the years of knowledge that already exists in your organisation to give you a new perspective on improvement so that you can achieve performance unlike ever before.
Our Solutions are focused on delivering enhanced customer value and organisational bottom-line improvements to achieve the best possible customer experience, business results, and staff morale.
With our deep expertise in business transformation, we can guarantee increased work capacity, reduced operating costs, reduced lead times, and improved quality for a range of public and private sector organisations. In fact, many of our clients have shown a return on investment of over 10:1, proving that our consulting services not only work but are unrivaled in this environment.
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With a depth and range of experience second to none, Castlefirth consultants are committed to the highest quality customer service and will do everything possible to ensure long-term success for every organisation under our care.
Glyn is one of the founders of Castlefirth and is a highly experienced business leader with a track record of Lean improvement across public and private sectors. He has excellent analytical, communication, planning, and organisation skills and a strong focus on delivering key operational and strategic objectives whilst ensuring efficient use of available resources. Glyn is committed to high-quality customer service and has led a number of Lean transformations across a wide client base that includes Healthcare, Military, Manufacturing, Technology, Energy, Charity, Service, and Automotive.
Tom is one of the founders of Castlefirth and has led many Lean transformations across a wide client base that includes military, healthcare, policing, heavy industry, manufacturing, construction, continuous processing, and office/IT service organisations. These enterprises all require wide-ranging improvement skills to deliver strategy-led change. Switching across environments from office-led change to operations change has required a range of skills and experience. In these cases, significant returns in excess of 10:1 against investment were met.
Trace is the Director of Operations, Europe and has led many strategic transformations and lean improvement initiatives across a number of industries that includes finance, media, ed-tech, fin-tech and third sector. People development and coaching has been threaded throughout Trace’s career which spans over 25 years, with many trusted relations being built whilst working in partnership with C-suite executives and broader teams. This coupled with extensive experience of implementing strategies, has seen greater performance across business and delivered significant ROI.
Darren has worked as a consultant and as a Lean and Continuous Improvement Leader in the RAF and Energy & Construction sectors driving meaningful and measurable improvements. He has worked in the public sector; the Royal Air Force, MOD, US Air Force in Europe, NHS, and in the private sector; BP, Jacobs, and Aker Solutions in which he designed the approach and practice throughout the 13,000 employee multinational Oil & Gas services company.
David is a multilingual senior business leader with a proven track record in transforming complex and diverse international, multi-site organisations, including extensive commercial, operations, and acquisition experience. He has a strong reputation for the achievement of sustained profitable growth, through the leadership and development of individuals and effective teams in a multicultural environment. He is an entrepreneurial culture change leader with a passion for customer satisfaction supported by the application of Lean, Toyota Production System, and six-sigma.
Michelle is a result-driven, CIPD chartered fellow who combines her ability to shape and lead strategy, with people expertise and commercial acumen. A thought leader, comfortable leading change and shaping policy. With a background working in people-orientated environments, encouraging collaboration and continuous improvement. Experienced in strategy development, talent management, and driving cultural change to support management in all aspects of organisation design and development.
Becky is a results-driven, focused, and capable leader. Experienced in delivering Lean and continuous improvement activity across public and private sectors with extensive knowledge in utilities. With a hands-on and people focussed approach, she is a proven influencer and enables successful business benefit delivery, shifting mindsets along the way.
Working tirelessly with global, blue-chip clients across utilities, financial and environmental services, increasing capability, coaching Lean and CI practices Becky has enabled true benefit realization consistently, showing bottom-line return on investment.
Jim has 20+ years of project & programme management experience driving strategy implementation, Lean improvement, and process improvement. Jim has direct experience managing large complex multi-year programmes and transformations that support the strategic direction of the organisation.
Jim has first-hand experience leading Lean and Agile transformations from establishing best practices, coaching project staff, and mentoring leaders, to scaling methodologies that integrate with organisational standard practices. He has diverse experience in a variety of sectors from Technology, Finance, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, and Oil & Gas.
Lee has over 20 years of leadership experience optimizing processes and maximizing value across a range of industries primarily in North America. In addition to his proven record with applying Lean principles, he brings additional expertise in Organizational Development, possessing a deep understanding of the human side of change management. Lee’s career spans a variety of industries including time spent as a research and development chemist in the automotive coatings industry, operations management for an industrial fermentation organization and most recently in Canada’s pioneering medical/recreational cannabis industry where he helped the organization achieve a run rate of >$1bn within 12 months. Lee has a very personable character, however, don’t mistake his quiet demeanour for lack of drive and rigour.
Paul has a wide range of strategic Leadership and Operational change experience. With over a 20-year career Paul has held Senior and Executive positions which started in Manufacturing but opened to consultancy, construction, automotive aerospace and public sector. With experience of Mergers, Joint ventures and business ‘turnaround’, he is Ideally placed to bring direction and clarity to complex situations.
He has a reputation for delivering on time and in full, pulling on his past experience to bring positive change to both the performance and organisation culture of the businesses he is involved with. Paul was trained by Toyota in Toyota Production system (TPS) and continued to develop his Lean experience in highly regulated manufacturing environments.
Barry is a Continuous Improvement coach with a diverse background of Lean in many sectors and industries such the Royal Air Force, RNLI Lifeboats and medical device manufacturing. He has a strong background in training, coaching, problem solving and closely supporting teams through the change cycle. Barry has a passion for building strong relationships with clients, transferring his Lean skills and experience to help organisations achieve daily improvement.
Angel is an experienced Business Improvement Leader with years of experience formulating, implementing, and driving Business Improvement and Transformation Programmes for renowned international automotive and electronic manufacturing companies. He has proven expertise in working closely with senior executives to convert strategic vision into tangible outcomes for their business, team members and customers.
Passionate about making a tangible difference for his clients, Angel is experienced in developing and implementing innovative strategies across organisations to reduce operating costs, enhance operational efficiency and grow profit margins.
Angel is an authentic leader, a collaborative player, a strategic and out of the box thinker with excellent communication skills that utilised across all business levels through active engagement will drive your business from good to great.