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Training and Consultancy in Systems Design and Process Improvement
Using the Systems World to understand and improve the real world.
Design better products and processes by using the systems approach.
Make your organization more effective and efficient by removing waste.
Improve your processes and products by reducing and controlling variation.
Develop your leadership and your team as change agents.

Profiles

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Director

Dr Stuart Burge 

Is a founding Partner of BHW who is widely known in industry and academia for his expertise in Systems Engineering and particularly system design. He is recognised for his pragmatic approach to Systems Engineering and his ability to explain how to actually do practical Systems Engineering. For the last 15 years Stuart has worked with a large number of clients helping them improve their Systems 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 Design.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.

 

Consultants

Keary Birch

Is a consultant in BHW and is widely known in industry for his expertise in Lean and Six Sigma. He is recognised for his pragmatic approach to Process Excellence and his ability to explain how to actually do practical Process Improvement. For the last 15 years Keary has worked with a large number of clients helping them 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 

Is a consultant in BHW who has a successful track record in industry for his ability to use Systems Engineering on complex problems to deliver through-life robust design solutions. He is able to work with large teams as a co-ordinator/facilitator to achieve both short and long term goals. For the last 14 years he has worked with a number of industrial companies, but with a large number of teams, improving their design capability through application of Systems Engineering. Latterly this has involved building on the industrial training given by BHW at one of their client companies. Click here for full profile 

 

 

Tom Rushworth

Is a consultant in BHW 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.

 

Associates

Stephen Walsh

Is a founding Partner of BHW, 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; the development of Yellow, Green and Black Belts at Lisi-aerospace and the building of problem-solving skills in a large power generation company. He has recently been facilitating workshops in Stirling Council, Aberdeen City Council and East Lothian Council, often dealing with very sensitive issues with Service Users. Click here for full profile.

Andy Beaumont

Andy supports BHW 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

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