Dr Stuart Burge 

Stuart is one of the founders of BHW Limited and currently holds the post of Director. He is widely known in industry, the public sector and academia for his expertise in Systems Thinking and Systems Engineering. Stuart is recognised for his pragmatic approach to Systems Thinking and Systems Engineering and his ability to explain how to actually do practical Systems Engineering.   For the last 17 years Stuart has worked with a large number of clients helping them improve their Systems Thinking and Engineering. This has been through the design and delivery of training courses, coaching and facilitating individuals and project teams and undertaking research into Systems Engineering and System Thinking.   Stuart is also a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with particular expertise in Design for Six Sigma and Robust Design. Click here for full profile.



Keary Birch

Is a senior consultant with BHW Limited and is widely known in industry for his expertise in a Systems Approach to Lean and Six Sigma. He is recognised for his pragmatic approach and his ability to explain complex things simply.   For the last 22 years Keary has worked with a large number of clients helping them to improve their customer facing and internal processes. This has been through the design and delivery of training courses, leading, coaching and facilitating individuals and project teams involved with Process Improvement. Click here for full profile.



Dr John Weaver 

A member of Burge Hughes Walsh Limited since 2013, who has a successful track record in industry, where his ability to use Systems Engineering on complex problems allowed delivery of robust through-life solution while coordinating and facilitating large teams for both short, and long, term goals.   He has worked in Engineering Industry since 1987 and has always been pragmatic in approach, applying theory and understanding before solution. This has spanned a number of companies, and industrial sectors, always improving their design capability through the application of Systems Engineering.  Click here for full profile. 



Tom Rushworth

Is a consultant in BHW Limited who has a wide range of experience with a variety of  businesses in a career spanning more than thirty years, from Engineering Project Management to Sales and Commercial positions, serving large multi-national corporate clients to small family businesses around the world. Tom is a passionate advocate for training in the application of Systems Thinking and Systems Engineering by any business or organisation, irrespective of size and complexity…‘They are such powerful methodologies, enabling any business to design their own Systems whatever they may be (e.g. Organisation, Factory Layout, Department, Project, Product or Service) and to deliver right first time – I just wish I had discovered them earlier in my career!' Click here for full profile.



Stephen Walsh

Stephen was a founding Partner of BHW partnerships, and is now an associate with BHW Limited, a successful consultancy formed in 2000, which has helped a considerable number of businesses improve their performance. He is an experienced trainer and consultant in the field of process improvement, including Lean, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement and Systems Thinking. The continuous improvement approaches developed by Stephen are based upon a systems perspective, where the need to understand purpose and context underpin successful implementation.   He specialises in transferring the skills of process improvement (or ‘customer satisfaction improvement’, as he prefers to call it) to client personnel by combining technical training with train-the-trainer and facilitation skills programmes.  Examples of his work include the roll out Rapid Improvement Workshops at the Office for National Statistics; embedding Continuous Improvement in the daily activity of staff at Aberdeenshire Council and in the General Register Office; the development of Yellow, Green and Black Belts in both the public sector and private sector manufacturing companies and the building of problem-solving skills in a large power generation company. He has facilitated many workshops in local authorities which include Stirling Council, Aberdeen City Council and East Lothian Council, often dealing with very sensitive issues. Click here for full profile.

Andy Beaumont

Andy supports BHW Limited with his expertise as a coach, trainer and facilitator in the diverse area of personal and interpersonal development. This includes leadership and management, teams and all that implies as well as personal competencies such as communication, influencing, assertiveness, and confidence.  He supports the implementation of process improvement initiatives with essential personal skills that are crucial to successful implementation. Consequently Andy has had a key part in the delivery of six sigma, lean, process improvement and systems development initiatives, working with organisations such as Network Rail, Visteon Automotive , and Vodaphone. He has also designed and run leadership and skills development programmes for organisations such as Unilever, Ford and BEA systems.  Andy also helps develop organisations internal capability by working with technical experts to build confident, engaging and successful trainers who are then able to deliver complex programmes internally.Andy balances his engaging, energetic style with his coaching capabilities that allows him to support and challenge clients so creating learning opportunities.  He has been involved with a broad and varied client group – ranging from large, commercial organisations, such as Ford, Vodaphone, Unilever, The BBC , Network Rail, Barbour International and BAE systems to National and Local Government, including The Ministry of Justice, and The Big Lottery, as well as councils and smaller local organisations. Andy is an NLP master practitioner, has a diploma in business management, and is a qualified coach experienced in using various psychometric tools and models of personal development and communication. Click here for full profile

Dr Wafik Kamal 

Wafik has a long career in academia and industrial consulting that extends over 40 years. Despite being basically an Energy and Fluids expert, his consulting covers a much wider spectrum of Engineering and business areas. Over the years he offered his consulting services in the form of technical, sectoral and feasibility studies to governments, public and private companies in the Middle East, Arabian Gulf and the UK. His main areas of expertise include Energy Planning, Management and Conservation, Renewable Energy Harnessing (Wind and Solar), High Speed flows & Duct Design, Natural Gas Engineering and Economics, Industrial Planning, Engineering Industries Supporting the Petrochemicals & Power Generation Industries and Engineering Education. Click here for full profile


Andy Smith

A practising systems engineer and project manager with the Royal Navy for over 30 years, Andy has used his experience as a consultant to a range of industries including establishing a Sector Skills Council for social care, with defence industries and with several FTSE 100 companies. A devotee of emotional intelligence, he is passionate about the development of others and has run accredited management courses for a major client for over 7 years, which has helped people progress within the company and in their lives. Click here for full profile



Mike Whittingham

A practising systems engineer and project manager with the UK Ministry of Defence for 22 years and BAE SYSTEMS for over 18 years, Mike has a wealth of experience in the application of systems engineering principles and has used his experience for the successful delivery of major engineering projects and applied the principles effectively to facilitate organisational design and transformational change programmes. He is passionate about the development of others and has been a major contributor to the implementation of an Engineering Capability Development Framework and the development and delivery of training assets. He has mentored and coached engineers at all levels in the organisation in both a European and non-European cultural environment, which has helped people progress within the company and in their lives. Click here for full profile