Who is our Enterprise Adviser at Teesdale?
Name: Jimmy Forster
Company: Lean 6 Services Ltd.
- Lean Black Belt (2019)
- Lean 6-Sigma Green Belt Certified (2018-2019)
Train Aid (E Learning)
- Level 3 in Education and Training (PTLLS) (2018-2019)
Darlington College of Technology
- CQI Diploma in Quality Management Level 5 (2012 – 2015)
- HNC Manufacturing Engineering (2004 – 2006)
- NEBOSH Certificate (13-week course 2006)
New College Durham
- I.M Certificate in Management Studies Level 4 (1996 – 1997)
- NEBSM Certificate in Supervisory Management (1995 – 1996)
Jimmy is a highly motivated enthusiastic professional with excess of 30 years’ experience in the manufacturing sector, who has a passion for continually improving processes and procedures with a flair for continuously developing himself as well his team through identifying their needs via strong communication and ongoing training.
Jimmy has worked as an Operational Manager for many years. His recipe for success is to gain respect from his peers and team members, effectively communicating, recognising areas for improvement and facilitating those requirements.
While working at GeStamp (Tallent Automotive), early in his career, Jimmy developed, wrote and implemented Standard Operating Instructions to shop floor personnel.
This then led to being heavily involved in many improvement projects dealing with quality improvements, efficiency gains and cost saving initiatives. Result of using Lean Principles.
This was the start of the Lean Journey...
Jimmy success continued in future organisations working in heavy industry followed by a spell in the Chemical Sector. Using the same recipe of process improvements, Jimmy was able to reduce quality problems and increase efficiency whilst gaining respect from the workers.
Recognising his flair and knowledge for the subject, Jimmy wanted to share this with a wider audience and now works with and delivers Lean 6 Sigma Training in the North East of England delivering to a variety of sectors.
Jimmy lives in the North East of England with his Wife and two children. He relaxes by spending time with his family and having a round of golf when time permits.