8th February 2018
New Accreditation Congratulations
General Dynamics Land Systems UK
General Dynamics UK is part of the General Dynamics Corporation and is one of the UK’s leading defence companies, and an important supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Its LCS accreditation is focused on its Merthyr Tydfil site in South Wales, where it is developing a strong CI capability to support all operational aspects, including its development of the next-generation tactical communication and information system for the British Army. The company has also developed and supplied Armoured Fighting Vehicles for the British Army and provides a range of avionic systems that are used on military aircraft.
Close Brothers group PLC is a merchant bank with 2,500 employees, providing financial support and advice to small businesses and individuals in the UK. It offers a wide range of lending solutions designed to support most types of businesses with their commercial growth ambitions, as well as financial planning and investment service to business owners, professionals, retirees and high net worth individuals.
Close Brothers have established an Operational Excellence Centre of Expertise working with all areas across the bank the team are responsible for the implementation and delivery of Lean, Operational Excellence and automation tools across the business. Including leadership and practitioner training and coaching. The team also work on more complex projects and problems alongside the business to drive improvement.
FTE Improvery is a consultancy and training organisation, specialising in Lean and based in Utrecht in the Netherlands. It advises, facilitates and helps organisations achieve their goals through embedding the Lean way of working. It is part of the FTE Groep and under the direction of Arthur Pans and Sybrand Hoekstra has ambitious expansion plans for the next 3 years.
Its main services are training and consulting Consulting, with a focus on specific themes, including Strategy deployment, Problem-solving, Process optimization, Performance management and Behaviour and Lean Leadership.