NORMAN WILSON - DIRECTOR
Norman has spent many years in commercial management in manufacturing and contracting. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting with over twenty years consultancy experience, during which he has worked with a large number of small businesses in a wide range of industries on strategy and funding. He developed Business Growth Clubs with Don Pearson.
Norman helps companies develop Business Strategies including helping with implementation. He also helps companies implement ISO9001, and BRC with performance improvement; select and implement systems (ICT) and Business Continuity plans.
DON PEARSON - DIRECTOR
Don is a business graduate with a marketing and accountancy background. He has extensive experience in the food related sector and spent several years with a US owned food packaging company.
Don's knowledge and experience with HR practice, people management, strategic and financial management is relevant to the needs of the food industry who can benefit from support, facilitation or assistance in specific areas, in order to make their business run smoothly and efficiently.
STEVE PALMER - DIRECTOR
Experienced Operations and Technical Manager/Director and professional process engineer (BSc.(Eng) 1st Honours), Six Sigma Master Black Belt, with twenty years experience. Steve is also a Member of the Institute of Operations Management.
His key skills include business and service improvement (using Six Sigma and lean methodologies), project management, complex problem solving, health, safety, and environmental management including IPPC, with experience in both blue chip and SME companies.
Martin joined the team at WLP in 2001, having previously worked as a business adviser with Business Link since 1997. Before that, he was Senior Manager in West Norfolk with NatWest Bank with whom he had worked for almost 33 years.
An experienced senior manager who has been involved in industry with Business Planning. He has achieved considerable success in business turnaround situations and provides an on-going mentoring service to ensure that the ultimate goal to save the business is achieved.
With over 40 years experience in manufacturing, process and business development, a specialist experience in lean manufacturing , training and development, Quality and apprenticeship coordination. Offers cost effective business solutions and support with the benefit of short to medium project based initiatives. Experienced in the use and implemented continual improvement techniques using six sigma and lean manufacturing techniques.
A qualified trainer and development professional with experience and knowledge who can optimise and channel the development resources to best effect and supporting business needs.
James is a versatile problem solver with a senior commercial management background gained in a leading manufacturing and supply chain organisation. His broad commercial experience is complemented by an MBA.
James specialises in project leadership, in particular the effective use of IT to deliver strategic and operational objectives. He has also utilised his extensive academic research on lean thinking in service organisations to drive leading edge approaches to process improvement.
Today Paul works closely with business owners, boards and managers. He helps his clients by leading and delivering business growth through effective business planning and successful sales & marketing strategies.
Increased interest in emotional intelligence in the workplace stems from the widespread recognition that our abilities - self-awareness, self-management, empathy - and our social skills separate the most successful people from the average. How people manage themselves and their relationships at work can be key to personal development and role fulfilment.
Mary-Jane’s previous career as a lawyer informs a logical and structured approach to coaching for maximum business confidence.
Alastair is a Specialist Health & Safety and Environmental Practitioner with extensive experience gained within Manufacturing.
Alastair helps large companies and SMEs develop and implement management systems that will assist them achieve certification OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. He has particular expertise in the food industry including hygiene, HACCP and business continuity.
As a Specialist in Health & Safety Management, Alastair also provides support to organisations which include; Health & Safety Advice, Training, Risk Assessment, Accident Investigation and Auditing.