Our team

We have access to a vast pool of experience and skills, our full time team and associate consultants draw on many years of experience in their relevant disciplines, each having: -

  • Hands on implementation experience
  • Delivered significant demonstrable benefits in their respective fields
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and down to earth style
  • Adaptability - tailoring programmes & solutions to exacting requirements

Meet the Team

John Vann - involved in Lean Operations and Continuous Improvement for over 20 years, taught Lean by Toyota & Nissan Engineers. He has since led many site wide programmes, saving £Millions across many industry sectors. With extensive leadership experience upto factory manager level, he also holds a Fellowship in Manufacturing Management from Cranfield University.

Donna Vanninvolved in Continuous Improvement for over 20 years, leading many New Product Introduction programmes and other projects. Working within the Automotive industry and food industry, as a Business Unit Manager, Quality Manager, and Homologation Project Manager.  She is an experienced trainer and has led many successful teams. Having a track record of significant savings and process improvements, whilst utilising Lean & Six Sigma techniques.


Carl Benbow - Lean Specialist / 6 Sigma Master Black Belt

Scott Smith - Lean Specialist / 6 Sigma Black Belt

Carlos Costa - Lean Specialist (Spanish / Portuguese)

Klaas van der Laan - Lean Specialist (Dutch / Flemish)

Wu Jian - Lean Specialist (Chinese)