We are

Experienced and well qualified executives who have ‘been there’ and ‘done it’ successfully. Our MD Jon Laughton typifies our brand – he has nearly four decades of manufacturing and programme management experience at very senior levels in Aerospace, Switchgear, Wood products & diverse industrials. He has been a Plant Manager, Programme Manager, Production Director and Managing Director. He has a Science Degree, a Masters from one of the best Management Schools in the UK and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Our associates are all of an equivalent standard, recognised as experts in their fields and are carefully chosen from our extensive network to meet our client’s specific needs. We know and understand Aerospace, FMCG and General Industry and we have a track record of delivering real value in these sectors.


Jon Laughton

Jon Laughton has over thirty-three years successful business experience in Senior Executive & Director positions


Gary Windas

Gary is a specialist in strategic business development, commercial, programme, operations and supply chain management


Amanda Duggan

Amanda is a world leading specialist coach to Leadership teams helping them excel in delivering success for shareholders & employees alike.

Sarah Edwards Ad Manum Associate

Sarah Edwards

Sarah is an accomplished internal communication, engagement and change expert


Ian Bryson

An experienced Operations & Engineering Managing Director / Operations Director with a demonstrable record of business transformation and performance improvement


Steve Sykes

Steve has over 30 years experience working at very senior levels in the international Aerospace & Defence Industries


John Burgoyne

Professor Burgoyne is an internationally recognised leading thinker, author, expert and advisor in the fields of Leadership & Management Learning/Development


Suzanne Hill

Suzanne has over 20 years experience in developing & applying Continuous Improvement and Quality solutions


Joshan Mahmud

Josh is a highly sought after Senior Software Developer / Business Analyst with 10 years experience


Tony Sansom

Tony is a former Head of Quality at GKN Aerospace with a career spanning over 35 Years in Aerospace Composites Design, Manufacturing & processing environments


Don Landsborough

Don is our expert in the field of airline operations and civil aircraft maintenance (AMRO).


Dain Thorne

Dain is a dedicated and results focused project manager with over 25 years of experience working in Aerospace & Defence.


Gavin Bridges

Gavin is a highly experienced performance improvement professional with strong programme/project management skills


Paul Holtappel

Paul has over 30 years Engineering experience working at executive level in the international Aerospace arena primarily for BAE Systems and Spirit AeroSystems.


Lory Barreau

Born in France, educated in France and the UK, Lory is an international culture and language specialist, focussing on improving and sustaining working relationships between organisations.


Stewart Clifford

Stewart is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has an MSc in Project Management.


Harry Nelson

Harry is an Aviation Safety Specialist and an accomplished Test Pilot. His career began in the RAF where aged only 19 he became an instructor and then the first nuclear bomber Captain at the age of 23.

Mark Thistlethwaite

Mark Thistlethwaite

Mark has over 35 years’ experience in the aerospace & defence sector.


Kevin Entwistle

Kevin is an expert in aerospace related Earned Value and Programme Management.



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