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About LI Europe / Executive Team

Jeremy Praud

Managing Director

Jeremy has 20+ years’ experience of working with manufacturers to improve productivity. Having started his first graduate role in the paper industry, 2 short years later the Mill was slated for closure – it was this experience that made him resolve to understand exactly what it takes to help a factory survive, and indeed thrive.

Now having personally worked with over 110 sites in, identifying more than £100m of annualised improvement and advising on more than £4bn deal value, his passion is breaking through what limits the thinking in manufacturers about what they can achieve.

Instrumental to the growth of LI Europe, he has a long track record of delivering successful improvement; above expectations both in terms of bottom line results, and sustained change.

Erica Bassford

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Head of Aspire
Erica has broad operational experience gained over 25 years within international manufacturing organisations. Her outstanding people skills and depth of experience make Erica extremely effective at generating positive behavioural changes to individuals at all levels of an organisation through her training, coaching, and guidance.

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Jason Gledhill

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Head of Reliable Maintenance

Jason has an exceptional track record for Lean / TPM delivery and Operations Management within FMCG and Manufacturing. His ability to coach and develop those around him and his passion for delivering results through teamwork, means he works successfully with engineering departments to drive rapid improvement and implement best practice.

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Nathanial Marshall

Manufacturing Improvement Lead

With a track record of facilitating and executing Continuous Improvement projects in the Food Industry, Nathanial now trains, coaches, and mentors customers’ internal CI champions and Front Line Managers to ensure the sustainability of all improvement projects. He also works closely with shop floor teams to provide individuals with the skills to deliver rapid improvements to throughput and waste levels.

Testimonials

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

Before LI came I was facing a £2million factory extension project as my only solution for growth… I would recommend LI Europe to any food manufacturing business which wants to achieve rapid and sustainable productivity improvement.

Graham Whittle, Managing Director, Whitby Seafoods