Dave Manning Horses4Change

Dave studied computer science at Sheffield University before entering industry with British Steel at their River Don facility in Sheffield. He now looks back 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, recognising that many of the common sense and practises of farming equally applied to business processes.

Having spent some 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 lead him to join Rolls Royce and Bentley Cars. During his seven years 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 lead to one of the Rolls Royce divisions achieving Class A against the Oliver Wight ABCD checklist.

In 1987 Dave left Rolls Royce to set up his own education and consulting company. He specialised in the integration of Planning and Control, Continuous Improvement and Change Management. He now focuses on the implementation of change through strategic alignment of the integrated Business Management process. Extended Supply Chain Management and Global Sales and Operations Planning are the particular expertise of Dave.

He has worked extensively in Asia, Africa, Russia, the Middle east, Europe, the USA, South America and of course the UK in a complete cross section of industries, which include chemical process, food, electronic, tobacco, engineering and automotive. Companies such as CAT, Abbott Laboratories, UCB, British American Tobacco, Philips, Hallmark Cards, TR Fastenings, MARS, JCB, Cadbury Schweppes, Perkins, Pladis, Henkel, Betty’s and Taylors and Akzo Nobel have all been supported by Dave’s unique style of education and consultancy.

Click here to see a list of sectors and  companies Dave has worked with.

Dave holds a BSc in computer sciences and a MBA from the University of Northern Washington, he is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation. He has written many published articles on Business Excellence and is extremely sought after as a very entertaining and practical business educator and speaker.

The Power of the Journey

+ - Sophie Manning: Associate Partner
+ - Sophie's Bio

Sophie is a Nuclear Consultant specialising in Environmental Permitting, Regulations and Nuclear Site License Compliance. Sophie has supported technical nuclear projects and undertaken project management throughout her career. Sophie’s experience includes supporting Nuclear New Build (NNB) clients (including Small Module Reactor’s) with permitting, regulation and licensing, as well as working on nuclear waste management and decommissioning projects. Key clients Sophie has worked with include the two largest Nuclear New Build projects in the UK – Sizewell C and Hinkley Point C. Sophie is currently working towards becoming a Registered Environmental Practitioner with the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. Sophie’s experience is underpinned by a strong academic background with a BEng in Energy Engineering from the University of East Anglia. Her experience at university also gives her the communication, teamwork, project management, research, professional writing, and technical skills to be a valuable part of the team. Studying a variety of modules expanding further than energy and engineering has provided Sophie with further knowledge of a range of key associated topics, including IT, mathematics, environmental science, and business.

Jane Gilham
+ - Jane Gilham: Associate Partner
+ - Jane's Bio

A new Associate Partner joins the D M Integration ​and Horses4Change team​. As a​n experienced business person who is passionate about people, understands how they drive business performance and most importantly what they need to thrive, Jane was responsible for the development ​and implementation of a leading edge People Development step as part of an IBP implementation based upon the latest thinking 6-Step DMi model.  Her experience of integrating people/talent development, emotional/social intelligence and organisational wellness is absolutely world class. She has now set up her own business Awareness Coaching and HR (www.awarenesscoachinghr.com) offering tailored specialised services for nurturing growth for individuals, teams, and businesses, and DMI are delighted to have Jane join our Team.

Jon Biddlecombe
+ - John Biddlecombe: Associate Partner
+ - John's Bio

Working with teams to deliver breakthrough results and operating models that deliver lasting business value. Recognising that whilst the ideas might come from the top; delivering and sustaining performance improvement comes from the whole workforce. Specialties: Transformational change, employee engagement, process improvement, procurement and supply chain transformation, Target Operating Model development, Training and Development.

Matt Sawyer - Minoro Data
+ - Matt Sawyer: Data Management
+ - Matt's Bio
Executive level data strategy and business intelligence leader with a proven track record of analytic excellence and successful strategy implementation.
Key areas of focus include applying scientific rigour, adopting pragmatic thinking and implementing rational, data led decision making. Data is at the heart of every modern business and decision making needs to be data driven.
Turning data into insight and leveraging this as Board level influence has led to demonstrable success at Just Eat and Momondo Group. Proven track record for enabling business innovation in the application of digital technologies, driving clear business outcomes from data infrastructure and strategy, leading major business change programs and for designing and leading data delivery at very large scale in complex, multi-stakeholder, non-homogeneous business environments.
Stephen Unwin
+ - Stephen Unwin: Associate Partner
+ - Stephen's Bio

Stephen is an experienced senior manager and expert in Lean Operations improvement. An adaptable individual offering significant management consultancy experience, strong negotiation skills and a proven ability to implement innovative solutions and optimise resources. An industrial engineer who has led projects to improve efficiency in the manufacturing, construction and services sectors. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner. He is a practical problem-solver with strong analytical skills who is focused on results. Stephen did a first degree in engineering science with industrial management at the University of Liverpool, then an MSc in advanced manufacturing systems and technology. His career began as a Teaching Associate for Daryl Industries. After a spell as a Lean Engineer with TRW Aeronautical Systems, he joined Johnson Controls Automotive and was appointed Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement Manager. Consultancy clients: • KION Group – Linde Material Handling • Zumtobel – Thorn Lighting • Britax PMG • Norbain • SIG – Interiors • Northgate plc • Rolls-Royce • Low & Bonar • McBride • Chemring • Speedy Hire • AA • ScS • Exponent – BBI Group • Old Mutual – Skandia • Friends Provident International • Allied Healthcare

Steve Wilson
+ - Steve Wilson: Associate Partner
+ - Steve's Bio

Since 2003 Steve has worked as an Interim Manager, Subject Matter Expert (Supply Chain) and IBP practitioner with a range of businesses (from small to large blue chip) across various business sectors. During the last 18 years Steve has honed his skills as a Supply Chain Business Transformation leader able to support the full range of E2E supply chain challenges. During this time Steve has been successful in a number of ERP implementations and >10 IBP / S&OP roll outs.

Steve began his career with International Flavours and Fragrances as an Analytical Chemist and over a career of >25 years moved around the global organisation ending up back in the UK as the Site General Manager and a Director of IFF GB Ltd.

Steve sets out to inspire change through coaching and mentoring teams to rise to the challenge and increase performance. As a Chartered Director with the IOD, Steve has always taken a business first approach when developing supply chain transformations and has a strong belief that one size doesn’t fit all – business processes have to support running the business to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction and deliver long term profitable growth to the shareholders.

See IFF case study.

+ - Horse4Change: a member of the DMi Group of Companies - Equine Assisted Development Activities
+ - About Horses4Change

Horses4Change (H4C) offer Corporate Leadership and Team Development as well as One to One coaching using their team of horses in a beautiful and peaceful setting here at Lower Hall, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England. Their aim is to use this powerful form of experiential and accelerated learning to help facilitate personal and professional growth and development. H4C workshops offer a combination of classroom, observation, practical exercises with set objectives, coaching and reflection. H4C website: www.horses4change.com