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ARRON DELAMARE

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Following time working across the UK and Australia, he joins the Learning4Leaders team as Managing Director. A business transformation expert and effective influencer who enjoys working with people across all organisational levels to achieve results and build lasting relationships. With a depth of experience in management consulting, financial services and supply chain, he possesses a strong understanding of how businesses are structured, both operationally and financially. His passion is delivering positive outcomes collaboratively with our clients.

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WILL CRAN

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has a vast range of business experience throughout the FMCG sector. He has fulfilled roles in most functions and has a versatile skill base which has resulted in him working on a number of business critical projects with people at all levels of organisations. Will is our Group Finance Manager and in addition provides Process/System Optimisation and Project Management based consultancy.

Paul Andrews

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has been working in the traceability sector for over twenty-five years and held positions in various levels from administration, service engineer, project management to managing a production department, project teams and software support departments. Paul works with passion and vision to support and improve systems and site efficiency, he has been focussed on ingredient traceability, recipe formulation and stock systems throughout a wide range of industries. Pauls role is to ensure all projects run efficiently, adhere to the end users’ requirement and maintain continued support on our systems.

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MANU BONNEL

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is a seasoned logistics and supply chain leader bringing over 15 years of management experience to the role of Learning4Leaders Operations Director. Having worked on significant multi-million pound projects, he has in-depth knowledge of all areas associated with end-to-end supply chain management. Manu has history of driving quality improvements and gaining co-operation from vendors, management, clients and employees to improve profits, control costs and expedite products to market.

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DENISE REES

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has had a varied career, initially becoming Chief Clerk for Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers. Denise then qualified as a bookkeeper and latterly worked for Asda in Trading Law and Health & Safety. Today Denise has responsibility for the day to day running of the Learning4Leaders office, ensuring that all projects are running effectively and consultants are deployed optimally.

Annmarie Andrews

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has over 15 years’ experience working in a fast-paced service based environment managing an entire service admin and field team, along with organising the rotas and maintaining stock systems internally and for the field teams, Annmarie has a very strong background in administration work including purchasing, sales order processing, invoicing and financial duties with her organisational work being second to none. Annmarie`s role is to maintain the financial records, income and expenditure, purchasing services, social media activity along with a range of other financial and administration tasks.

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TONY HYNES

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has had a career in industry working across 3 continents, he is an experienced business leader and brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. He is passionate about delivering simple, efficient and effective solutions to some of industry’s challenges.

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SIMON KINGMAN

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has previously run his own business for more than 30 years and brings a skill-set to Learning4Leaders ranging from industrial weighing and labelling to food software solutions. Simon has a passion to support companies in process improvement focussed on ingredient traceability and recipe formulation, having implemented many solutions in a range of industries including pharmaceutical, FMCG and distribution. Simon’s role within Learning4Leaders is new business development, client support and consultancy.

Lee Barringer

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has over 30 years’ experience working in a fast-paced food manufacturing business, lee has previously been a production execution implementer and mentor for Sap & Hellenic ERP systems, specialising in material management and product variance control, training management & records database development.
Lee also received a recognition award at the House of Commons for the design and development of a BFAWU Learning Centre which led to designing, developing & managing the IT Academy at 2 Sisters Food Group.

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ALICA THOMAS

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is a Chartered IEMA qualified environmental professional with over 15 years experience spanning not-for-profit organisations, consultancy, large industrial sites and multi-site manufacturing organisations.

Alica has extensive project management at both Senior site level and as external consultancy support: Driving environment as a real business issue to add value. Alica has a proven track record of successfully implementing energy, water and waste improvement projects, with a real understanding of creating workforce support for success.

A positive and highly motivated individual, with a passion to take complex and often daunting matters and walk project teams from ideas to completion.

Dave Pinkstone

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is an experienced Lean practioner delivering SMED, 5S,TPM, Process Mapping & SIC Recording Systems.

He has over 20 years production management experience including several years as Continuous Improvement Manager at BMW's body plant in Oxford and 12 years in consultancy services to the food industry covering; ready meals, bottling plants, meat packing and soups to name a few. Dave has the ability to step in as an interim production manager and is frequently involved in delivered training packages to in excess of 350 delegates. Dave’s greatest successes to date include a £1 million labour saving at a site, £400,000 saving on shift pattern as well as many smaller labour savings and improved processes delivering more than £30k -£100k each.

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JIM WOODBURN

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has nearly 40 years of experience in the Food Manufacturing Industry (UK & RSA) in small, medium and large businesses. This extensive experience has been gained in roles in Production, NPD, Continuous Improvement and Project environments.

Jim has successfully delivered On Site Change projects through the deployment, facilitation and coaching of various Lean tools & techniques including Value Stream and Process Mapping, 5S, Practical Problem Solving, Visual Management, SMED, Standard Work and Master Scheduling with appropriate Project governance and is also well versed in SPC and Process Capability.

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ANGUS MANNS

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has been working in the food industry for over twenty-five years and has extensive experience working in the frozen, chilled & ambient sectors. Angus has held positions at all levels of organisations from working on production lines, to managing complex multi site supply chains across Europe and the USA to start up & management of several businesses in manufacturing, transport and later consultancy. Angus studied for his MBA at Cardiff University and brings a wealth of knowledge to process, manufacturing & strategic direction.

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GRAHAM TATE

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is a HR professional with a track record of improving the performance of organisations and people across a range of business sectors. Graham has proven expertise in achieving high performance through the delivery of HR development and management activities, including leadership development programmes, business coaching, resource and talent planning, organisational design and change. He applies his professional knowledge and experience in a collaborative manner to take you from where you are now to where you want to be.

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MARK BRETT

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served a fully indentured engineering apprenticeship followed by working in a variety of manufacturing sectors including: Power Generation; FMCG; Aerospace; chilled and frozen ready meal production. Roles range from engineering, world class manufacturing and self managing teams, Mark latterly worked as a Business Improvement Manager implementing a full lean programme across multiple sites including PMO. A Systems Thinking Practitioner taking a holistic view to managing complexity in the workplace.

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DARREN LILLEY

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is a Supply Chain and Operations professional with over 25 years’ experience working for Heineken. As a qualified and proficient Health, Safety and Environmental practitioner he can: develop and implement strategies, audit programmes and facilitate safety culture change. Darren is committed to maintaining legal compliance and customer standards and policies. He is equally adept at developing and sustaining robust management systems. He possesses strong leadership qualities combined with excellent communication skills. In addition, he can effectively promote operational change as well as engage with stakeholders to drive productivity and minimise waste.

He is experienced in delivering various interim factory management roles in complex FMCG environments. This includes leading and inspiring large teams with diverse cultural backgrounds.

Joseph Angel

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Has experience in both the food and automotive industry across multiple roles within the supply chain. After completing his psychology degree in Cardiff he started work as a production planner in one of Europe’s largest ready meal sites, becoming an integral part of the supply chain. Since joining L4L he has taken on various roles including; project support, production planning, supply chain consultant and stock controller. Recently worked at a global automotive group and implemented measures to improve forecast accuracy and was heavily involved in stock reduction program. Joe has excellent communication skills and is by nature calm but very highly motivated.

Richard Magee

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has 30+ years’ experience in Food Manufacturing across small, medium and large organisations. Initially serving as a food microbiologist this developed further into all aspects of Technical Management. With key and site senior roles being undertaken in many types of complex high care/high risk product groups. Richard is also a trained trainer and Lead Assessor. Furthermore he has developed and led NPD from concept through process to support new launches and thus has a wealth of process machinery knowledge.

Most recent assignments for Richard have seen have included; Technical Lead for a number of business development projects, factory upgrades and refurbishments. These have included aspects of capacity and output optimisation, Code of Practise compliance and more investigatory projects to reduce bacterial incidence within environments.

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Stuart Mortimer

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is an experienced Quality Assurance Manager offering 20 years of experience in the food industry. Working with companies such as Greencore, Bakkavor, Samworth Brothers and 2 Sisters Food Group across a wide range of short shelf life chilled products from sandwiches, desserts, soups, sauces and ready meals. Predominantly supplying the major retailers such as Tesco, M&S and Waitrose.

He has strong leadership qualities leading teams through coaching and mentoring skills to enable them to be confident and effective in their roles. He has good communication skills and builds solid relationships with fellow stakeholders to promote a “Right first time” culture.

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