Entries by Kaye Collins

North East Manufacturing Programme

Manufacturing Growth Programme The Manufacturing Growth Programme was launched in July 2016 as part of the North East Growth Hub’s business support offering.  It is aimed at manufacturing SMEs in Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland and will help senior managers within manufacturing companies assess and identify barriers to growth, and work with them to improve business […]

High-Intensity Impact Transformation Partner.

HIIT Partners -Improvement Architecture. Following a discussion on our marketing strategy Improvement Architecture have decided to run a weekly bulletin on activities completed. We often post about what we do, the services we offer and the odd testimonial to demonstrate our capabilities, but, we know we do so much more than what we shout out about. […]

70/20/10 dilemma ………of people development.

Hi everyone, It has been a while since I posted – just been too busy… hope you are too!! I often go into organisations and am shocked to see the lack of development that I see within people. Part of this is the level of delivery from some “training” providers which shocks me and the […]

Case Study -Gates Power Transmissions

My name is Nicky Gordon and I am a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with eight years of business improvement experience across the manufacturing and financial sectors.  I am currently employed as the Continuous Improvement Coordinator for Gates Power Transmissions at our facility in south-west Scotland.  Albeit Gates Dumfries have lived and breathed continuous improvement […]

Improvement Architecture’s 7 Great Leaders.

We asked Graham Sleep to name is top 7 greatest leaders, he has listed below his thoughts. Do you have anyone you would like to add to the list, please tell us why? Martin Luther King (MLK) – Passion came from a purpose.  He looked forward, never back and focussed on purpose rather than own […]

Important Characteristics in Leaders

We asked Graham Sleep what he thought were important characteristics in a good leader.   High emotional intelligence is the foundation, self-awareness and self-management lead to humility, and perseverance. Passion for the right purpose leads to aspiration, personal motivation, high energy, hunger and courage. Creative/Forward thinkingAbility to think and create visually the future-state leads to […]