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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.

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Angela Simkins

Business Development Director

Angela’s passion is in promoting tolerance, understanding and opportunities for all to succeed and thrive in business clearing the way for extraordinary results.

Having started as an apprentice on the shop floor she worked her way up through maintenance, project engineering, production, and operations, to Managing Director.  Having led several businesses over 20 years, Angela appreciates the criticality of allowing the voice of everyone in an organisation to contribute to its success.

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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

I assumed that if the machines were running, everything was fine. It has really opened my eyes. Personally, it has given me a new lease of life.

Paul McCarthy, Engineer, Dalehead Foods

The focussed homework, linking the learning to ongoing behaviour and leadership habits, was particularly useful. Excellent 5* training.

Front Line Manager on Aspire Programme