February 25th 2016 | Malmaison, The Mailbox, Birmingham


Silver Sponsors

OEE Consulting

OEE Consulting is a management consulting firm specialising in the services sector, helping organisations turn business strategy into operational reality. 

From organisational design to productivity increases and bespoke training solutions, we work with clients across Government, the civil service, and local authorities to help embed change and achieve a culture of continuous improvement and excellence. 

We have an international client list and have trained over 15,000 delegates across the world. We have also accredited over 3,000 practitioners through our programmes certified by Cardiff University, Loughborough University and the Institute of Leadership & Management. We are a proud member of the Institute for Continuous Improvement in the Public Sector (ICiPs) from whom we received both an unprecedented score and their gold level accreditation.

Unlike other consulting firms, our experts truly engage with your teams to create lasting change for your organisation and customers.

The experience delivered by our organisation ensures lasting results for yours.


Cornerstone OnDemand is a global leader in cloud-based learning and talent management software. The company’s solutions help organisations realise the potential of a modern workforce. From recruitment, onboarding, training and collaboration, to performance management, compensation, succession planning and analytics, Cornerstone is designed to enable a lifetime of learning and development that is fundamental to the growth of employees and organisations.

The company’s solutions are used by more than 2,400 clients worldwide, spanning 22.2 million users across 191 countries and 42 languages. To learn more about Cornerstone, visit us on Twitter, Facebook, our blog or our website

Bronze Sponsors

University of Buckingham

The University of Buckingham is the UK’s only not-for-profit, independent university with a Royal Charter. It has been consistently placed either top or near the top for student satisfaction since 2006, and this year was named The Times and Sunday Times ‘University of the Year for Teaching Quality’.

Buckingham pioneered the innovative two-year MSc in Continuous Improvement in Public Services that is accredited to Fellow status by ICiPS. The philosophy of the programme is “learning by doing”. Most modules are designed around real-life situations in public service organisations that demonstrate the concepts and theories of the module in action.

The Lean Competency System (LCS)

The Lean Competency System (LCS) is a qualifications framework used by organisations to support lean training and by practitioners to develop lean knowledge and skills.

LCS’s primary application is in accrediting organisations’ lean training, enabling them to issue Certificates of Lean Competency to learners. Organisations become accredited providing they meet accreditation criteria and are aligned to the LCS framework.

Holders of LCS Certificates can become Practitioner Members of the LCS community, which is a web based peer-to-peer learning and collaboration resource.

The LCS was created by the Lean Enterprise Research Centre, Cardiff University and has been adopted by private and public organisations internationally.


Catalyst Consulting

We are a training and consulting company, enabling results for our clients by helping improve efficiency, service and overall performance through lean methodology and lean six sigma training.

Catalyst Consulting provides training and consultancy solutions that develop the right skills to help create and deploy a culture of continuous improvement. We always seek to work in partnership with our customers with an overriding aim of transferring skills and expertise. Our approach results in you saving valuable time and money, improving service and enhancing both customer and employee satisfaction.

Ulster University

Ulster University Business School is one of the largest business schools in the UK and are ranked 7th for the impact of our research.

We have offered the MSc Business Improvement course for 20 years and are delighted that it has been accredited by ICiPS.

The course is offered on a 3 day “block” taught basis allowing students to take time away from work to study each module. Assessment is via coursework which is set in students’ places of work, allowing them to make an immediate impact.

More information available from Course Director Alan McKittrick at: a.mckittrick@ulster.ac.uk 

Renault-Nissan Consulting

Renault-Nissan Consulting provides Lean Consultancy and training support that draws on over 20 years experience helping our parent company and numerous other organisations.

Born out of Renault and Nissan’s internal improvement journey and with operations across the globe, we work across the Public Sector from local government to the Fire and Police Services and NHS.

Our practical approach makes us a Market Leader in helping companies achieve Operational Excellence via Lean. Coming from the industry that invented Lean, we draw on the practical experience of helping apply Operational Excellence methodologies within our global business, and bringing expertise of the highest quality to our clients.



Minitab is the leading provider of powerful and easy-to-use quality improvement software. For more than 40 years, organisations in more than 100 countries have transformed their businesses by using Minitab products and services. 

Minitab® Statistical Software, our flagship product, helps professionals uncover flaws in their processes and improve. Quality Companion by Minitab® gives you all the tools you need to organise your entire project – and execute every step.

Our customers rely on Minitab to help them to continually improve their products and services to achieve world-class quality. For more information visit www.minitab.com


Loughborough University

As a Top-10 UK business school at Loughborough University we have over 50 years’ experience in developing leadership potential.

Our track record in public sector management, as well as our research strengths in operations and innovation management, mean your challenges and opportunities are at the heart of what we offer.

Our Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Leadership and Service Management is:

  • Deliberately designed to be challenging
  • Delivered part-time via block study
  • Has a practical focus to equip professionals with the skills to apply relevant theory to maximise organisational performance.

Find out how you and your organisation could benefit, starting October 2016.



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