Entries by Kaye Collins

Strategic Growth Plan

Graham Sleep and Kaye Collins from Improvement Architecture have assisted in in my growth plan through the Manufacturing Growth Programme. Their knowledge and advice have helped me plan my next 3 years in terms of growth and a new sales campaign. I felt immediately at ease in their company and was able to discuss the […]

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. […]

Manufacturing Growth Programme. Client Testimonial.

We registered for the Manufacturing Growth Programme and Graham was assigned to support us. Graham was a pleasure to work with and extremely approachable.  He doesn’t overcomplicate the process with unnecessary jargon and very quickly identified the areas we most needed support. The senior team in the business were comfortable to discuss their own pain […]

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 […]

When looking for a leadership partner you should ensure their programmes are;

      Strong in Global Culture. Our issue in the UK is scaling businesses to a global level, and 65% of businesses are saying strategic global leadership skills are lacking Have a measurable and a standardised global process. Provides structured engagements.  95% Success rate in developing Behaviours in Leaders across over 100 Fortune 500 companies, […]

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 […]