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OUR ADVISORS

All our advisors have one thing in common; A passion to improve your business by paying attention to the people and processes that are at it's core.

They come from diverse backgrounds ranging from Manufacturing, Quality control and Engineering to IT, HR, and marketing.

Giving a Presentation
 

JOHN HARDWICK

John Hardwick is the founder and Lead Advisor with 'Productivity Matters'. John is a chartered Chemical Engineer, has an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and is currently a visiting lecturer at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS). He  has over 35 years experience in production, manufacturing and line management, including periods as Site Director, Supply Chain Director and Director of Learning and Development for GlaxoSmithkline. He is also a Lean/Sigma master Blackbelt and has conducted lean diagnostic activities in Europe, Japan, South America, India, North America and the UK.

 

ROGER PORTHOUSE

Roger is a skilled facilitator, coach, and business change specialist,
having designed and delivered Team, Leadership and Change
interventions across Europe, the UK and the USA.
His key areas of operation are:
 Leadership, Management and Team Development
 Personal & Organisational Resilience
 Strategic Planning
 Culture Change
 Complexity
 Individual and Team Coaching
 Group Facilitation
Prior to a career in consulting and development, Roger was a director at a blue-chip
global pharmaceutical company. Roger has been there, at the ‘pointy end’, delivering real
behavioural and transformational change whilst being a full-time line manager, director
and leader. He understands what it takes to be able to step back from the immense
pressures of the day job and put good theory into practice.
Roger’s clients enjoy his energy and enthusiasm as well as his warm, inclusive nature.
He delights in learning and new discovery and his business background and experience
ensures that any solution or implementation plan is grounded in the of delivering change
in amongst the day job.
As well as his consulting experience, Roger holds a Post Graduate in Business Executive Coaching (UCLAN) and is a full member of the Association for Coaching. He is also a certified practitioner in ‘Everything DiSC’® and ‘Resilience Quotient Inventory (RQi™).