We believe we are unrivalled in our knowledge, experience and capability of inspiring people and organisations to deliver real business benefits through effectively applying operational excellence principles and practises.

Whilst our team have wide ranging backgrounds and functional experience the common factor is an overriding passion and enthusiasm to constantly strive to improve customer experience and operational performance levels. We know from experience that the best source of inspiration and drive to achieve this are the people at the front line throughout the organisation, backed by capable and effective leaders.

Our founder has over 30 years of direct leadership, consulting and people development experience, having a successful track record of delivering award winning projects and bottom line results across a broad spectrum of business sector and across global locations. This success and experience is replicated and often exceeded by our core team members and close associates.

Take a moment to read through the background experience, capabilities and achievements of a selection of our core team…


Ian Scurfield MBA, FCMI

Ian has over 30 years of direct leadership, consulting and people development experience, achieving award winning recognition and delivering bottom line benefits across a broad spectrum of business sectors. Whilst leading projects, he combines a drive to succeed with a collaborative approach and inclusive engaging style, being particularly keen to share his in-depth practical experience throughout. He has genuine understanding of the challenges faced by people at all levels and uses this experience to effectively support individual and business goal achievement.

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Tony Hammock MCQI

Tony boasts a vast experience across the broad spectrum of operations functions in both direct Leadership positions across production management and quality control disciplines, but also as Principle Consultant within a leading consultancy and training business. Tony continues to share his deep knowledge of operations disciplines, customer focus and quality systems, and people development programmes within his consulting role adding huge value to both our clients and our team.

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Edward Handyside MA (Oxon)

Ed’s background spans Production Management, People Development and Business Leadership in the electronics industry, at Nissan where he was one of the original members of the production management start up team, and as founder and Managing Director at Forward Vision. Ed is the author of Genba Kanri: The Disciplines of Real Leadership in the Workplace.

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Tim Waddington MBA, BSc (Hons)

Tim worked for Philips Electronics before starting his consultancy career with Forward Vision, a lean manufacturing training and consulting organisation in the early 1990′s. He has since focussed on Supply Chain Responsiveness and Operations Strategy. His passion is to help businesses find or develop a clear competitive edge and then align their supply chain so they can consistently deliver it to customers.

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Barry Elliott

With almost 40 years of practical frontline operations experience, Barry displays an enviable track record of direct management and consulting projects spanning a broad range of operations and industry sectors. He is a highly skilled in management and consulting practises, always holding a strong desire to achieve success whilst sharing his vast knowledge and experience with others.

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