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Promoting Manufacturing in Schools
All of us here at LI Europe are passionate about Lean Manufacturing, and we work with local Primary and Grammar schools to promote the industry and explain the opportunities available to students if they were to have a career in Manufacturing.  We offer Introduction to Lean Principles and Problem Solving workshops to students to develop the highly transferable skills they would need to work in Manufacturing.

LI Europe has also donated Electronics Equipment to local schools with a view to encouraging children to learn the basics of electronics, and the hope of fuelling their ambitions to become Electronic Engineers!

Fundraising for Charity
The team can often be found fundraising for charity and LI Europe’s chosen charity is GroceryAid: a Helpline for people who have worked or are working in the UK grocery industry – from the factory to the shopfloor – who need some extra support.

Another charity close to our hearts is Shine, which we support whenever we can so that the organisation can continue to do the fantastic work it does for people with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.

Sponsoring Industry Awards
LI Europe is sponsoring the ‘Star Performer’ category at the 2016 Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards. The Awards provide a great way for manufacturers aspiring to world-class standards to benchmark their performance.

In 2011, customer Weetabix achieved the top accolade at the Awards, winning Food Manufacturing Company of the Year.

Providing Educational Resources
LI Europe is passionate about helping children to access resources that further their education. An integral part of our lives, the Internet gives children access to information that can fuel their interests and support their education. As with all tools, children need to learn to use the Internet effectively – and safely. That’s why we are partnering with the Police Community Clubs of Great Britain to fund resources and training that enable primary school teachers to educate children about Internet Safety.

Supporting Sports Clubs
We are delighted to be able to support our very active local Cricket Club – Newby Hall Cricket Club (NHCC) and wish all the teams every success in their fixtures, as well as lots of fun at their various social events!  We are equally delighted with Boroughbridge Junior Football Club in which we show great interest and support and wish the players all the best in their matches in the Charter Standard League.


Firstly, Reckitt Benckiser and LI pulled together to improve efficiency levels and there was a focus on both external and internal resources. Before LI arrived efficiency was not good. Secondly, there was good methodology and training using operators to support its implementation. Thirdly, there was daily and hourly focusing on performance. Since LI left, improvements have been sustained.

Bart Derde, Supply Projects Director (Europe), Reckitt Benckiser

I believe that the project has been the catalyst for some big changes in the way we operate and think. Your presence, support, enthusiasm and ability to engage the personnel involved has been integral to this.

Keith Bassett, Plant Manager, KR Castlemaine