Dave studied computer science at Sheffield University before entering industry with British Steel at their River Don facility in Sheffield. He now looks at that time as a defining moment in his career. Having been brought up in a very practical farming background, he was fascinated by the process of industry and that many of the common sense and practical practises of farming applied to business processes.
Having spent time in the software industry where he was involved in the development of planning and scheduling systems. The desire to be involved in the practical process of real business change led him to join Rolls Royce. During his seven year spell at Rolls Royce he was responsible for the development of manufacturing systems before becoming a prime mover in their supply chain/ERP implementation programme. This eventually led to one of the Rolls Royce divisions achieving a Class “A” accreditation.
In 1987 Dave left Rolls Royce to set up his own Supply Chain and Business process education company. He specialised in Integrated Business Leadership, continuous Improvement and Change Management. He now specialises on the implementation of change through the strategic alignment of the Integrated Business Planning process. Extended Supply Chain Management and Global Integrated Business Leadership are his particular areas of expertise.
He has worked extensively in the UK, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe, Russia and the USA in a complete cross section of industries which include tobacco, engineering, automotive, chemical process, food, electronic and FMCG businesses.
Clients include CAT, Mars, BAT, Pepsico, Abbott Laboratories, JCB Transissions, Henkel, Cadbury Schweppes and 3M.
Dave holds a BSc. in Computer Sciences and an MBA from Northern Washington. He is a fellow of the Institute of Operations Management. He is a frequent inspirational speaker and has written many articles.
Jane has worked in the equine industry for over 35 years, teaching & training horses and people. Her experience is broad based, managing yards, staff and students. Teaching & lecturing in both FE & HE at Land Based Colleges in Equine topics, business management and marketing. From re training race horses, rehabilitation of injured and spoiled horses to training, teaching and riding classically in dressage as well as in show jumping, eventing and side saddle. She has trained at home and abroad with names such as Henry Loch, Iris Kellet, Hans Riegler (former Chief Rider at the Spanish Riding School of Vienna), Jane Bartle and establishments such as the Yorkshire Riding Centre, The Talland School of Equitation and Contessa RC and more. Her passion for horses and their behaviour has taken her down the Natural Horsemanship route as well as Equine Assisted Learning. She now works with horses in a different way, using horses to help develop people.
Jane holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Education & Management, the British Horses Society Intermediate Instructors certificate and the C&G Further & Adult Education Teaching Qualification. She is Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) trained and holds the EAGALA Model Corporate Skill Set Training Diploma.
Casey grew up with several horses on a dairy farm in Zambia and has always been a believer that there is more to horses than just riding them. She believes in interacting with horses on the ground and spending time with them in their space, whether it is in their field or in the stables. From a young age every moment has contributed to learning about their behaviour. She sees horses to be our companions and has two horses of her own that have been two of her best teachers and continue to be, as every day with them is different.
Studying Equine Science, Complementary therapies and Natural Horsemanship and then continuing to do a BSc Hons in Equine Science at University, has helped her develop an in depth understanding of the anatomy and physiology of horses. She continues to build on her knowledge of horse behaviour and for Casey, Natural Horsemanship has always been the way to interact with horses. Having the chance to experience life on a horse Rescue and Rehabilitation centre in Indianna, America, alongside a Veterinarian, also gave her a variety of experiences and lessons that she draws on when interacting with the horses to this day.
She is EAGALA qualified (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) and has been involved in working with people with physical and mental health needs through the use of equine assisted activities. Promoting leadership skills and building confidence through these means have also been her passion.