Keith Dawson

Specialist Consultant, specialising in: Lean/Agile Process, Leadership/Cultural Change, Operational/Back Office Improvements, Coaching and Mentoring Services

Keith has over 40 years proven experience in business improvement and his mission is to improve your processes, people, profit and future. He graduated from Leeds faculty of engineering in 1976 with a BSc in Production Engineering.

An excellent communicator, both upward and downward, making sure the entire team, under his guidance, understands the mission. With a continued focus on improving results with a practical approach Keith specializes in change management, continuous improvement of both people and processes, all types of waste reduction, efficient and effective health and safety procedures. To augment his skills and experience in health and safety Keith holds the NEBOSH general certificate in occupational health and safety. Improving businesses and people are a real driver and passion for Keith.

Career in brief…

As an apprentice trained Chartered Engineer in 1991 he became a company director and has been a senior manager in the various sectors throughout his career, with a real desire to work through change, creating great operational improvements and significant improvements in company profit. Keith has an immense amount of experience in general engineering, machine tools, valve industry, glass and plastic moulding industry and hydraulic industries, FMCG, automotive, consumer packaging and food industry.

In 2002 Keith served on the European board of directors for a division of the global packaging company, Van Leer. In 2004 he was a member of the UK and NI integration team of Huhtamaki. Whilst working for Van Leer he restructured one of their businesses which resulted in annual saving in excess of £500,000 and he ensure a turnaround of an annual loss of £1.9 million in to a profit of £250,000.