Stephen Mather

Stephen is the founder of ProPeC® Business Improvement Limited. As a business improvement coach, trainer and consultant he has worked with industry experts to adapt common coaching practice to the specific needs of fast moving manufacturing industries. Most notably, Stephen has developed the ProPeC® approach which acknowledges the fact that sustainable improvement only happens through better processes, people who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to adopt the processes and a cultural environment that supports doing the right things.

As well as his work with ProPeC® Stephen currently works as a Consultant Lecturer at the University of Lincoln with the National Centre for Food Manufacturing. He holds a Bsc in Psychology and is is a qualified coach through the University of the West of England and is a CIPD qualified Learning and Development Professional. He has led business improvement and training projects for a range of businesses including Del Monte, Coveris, Bakkavor, Doncaster Trucast, North Kesteven District Council, PMP Recruitment, Pike Textile Display, Winterbotham Darby and the University of Lincoln National Centre for Food Manufacturing.


Martin John


With over 25 years experience within manufacturing in senior management roles and operational excellence projects, Martin has a significant record delivering people development, efficiency and quality improvements. He has worked at Tulip, Bakkavor, Bernard Matthews, Butters and Greencore and has successfully delivered projects such as reducing direct labour costs, new product launches, reduction of giveaway, KPI system implementation and coaching CI teams to deliver direct labour savings. Martin holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering through Birmingham University as well as IOSH and HACCP qualifications.


Rob Leaning

Rob has a strong people agenda with a track record of engaging and developing teams and individuals. He has experience of delivering organisational wide change and embedding continuous improvement cultures supported by substantial bottom line achievements. With an MSC in Manufacturing Management and Technology, a Diploma in Management Studies and a Post Graduate Certificate in Partnership and Change Rob merges his strong academic background with practical know-how and experience through his work with companies such as Whitworths, Twinings, Diagio and Bakkavor to name just a few.


Karen Williams


Karen is a chartered HR professional with over 14 years extensive experience across sectors such as food manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, housing, travel, packaging and engineering. She has experience dealing with a wide range of people related business needs including change management, performance management and employee relations.

Projects Karen has worked on include culture change, structure and shift change, team engagement and leadership and management programmes. Karen holds an MCIPD from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is trained in CIPD Law at Work — Advanced Law Practitioner as well as being a registered practitioner of Motivational Maps.


Sarah Mather


Sarah provides administrative support for ProPeC® clients and teams. She works closely with project teams and consultants managing the logistics of putting on events and training courses. She also manages ProPeC® online and social media content. Sarah has experience working in sectors such as food, clothing, KBB, health and social care and consultancy. Sarah has worked with ProPeC® since 2013.


Alex Macdonald

An Oxford University engineering and economics graduate, Alex has the skills and track record to lead and deliver dramatic and sustainable improvements in operational business performance. Alex is trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt and is PRINCE2 qualified.

With experience in a wide range of industries including food manufacturing, automotive, telecommunications and transport, some of the businesses Alex has worked in include Greencore, Moy Park, Bakkavor and Michelin. He has delivered projects including operational performance improvements in a Waitrose leaf and salads factory, a Tesco prepared salads and wraps factory and a recipe dish plant. Other projects include a turnaround at a plant for a compressor manufacturer; strategy development and implementation for a global distribution transformers business; improvement for the control of business performance and labour materials for a caravan manufacturer; and working capital reduction through improved planning, Kanbans, demand profiling and raw material re-ordering systems for an electric motor producer.


Antony Profili

Antony Profili

A fully Chartered Organisational Psychologist with over 20 years experience in the corporate business environment Antony has worked in oil and gas, food manufacturing, construction, financial and pharmaceutical sectors. His specialities include leadership development, culture and organisational change and support and mentoring for coaches. He has worked on projects on and off shore as part of strategic culture change operating as a coach, consultant and trainer. Antony holds a B.A. Honours Psychology from Strathclyde University and an Msc (commendation) Occupational Psychology from Hertfordshire University.


Terry Cheese

With over 20 years experience in both the public and private sector Terry is a very effective and skilled learning and development professional. He has worked as a Learning and Development Specialist in Manufacturing at Geest, Security Management at Mitie and as a Commercial Training Consultant. He has worked on projects including management development, talent management, internal communications and e-learning programmes. Terry is a Fellow at the Institute of Leadership & Management and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Learning and Development.