Andy Watt is a founding member of the Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization (TOCICO) and a Chartered Fellow of CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport), the owner and driving force behind Goldratt UK, increasing the exposure of TOC to the UK.
Andy, a Mechanical Engineer for ten years prior to starting his consulting career, held a number of Senior Management positions within the Aerospace and Defence industry in the UK. These included Head of Continuous Improvement, Quality manager, Engineering Manager, Head of Operations and Engineering. He specialised in the implementation of TOC, Lean, Six Sigma and Taguchi in production and R&D environments. This included Hunting Engineering, AWE Aldermaston and Lockheed Martin.
In 2000 Andy joined The Goldratt Institute, training coaching and consulting to companies. He formed his own company Levee LLP in 2004 and took over Goldratt UK in 2007 to provide TOC consultancy across the UK. Since 2004 it has grown to more than 25 employees and annual sales of more than £1.8M.
Conducting two types of implementations; Holistic and functional implementations; these are typically Production, Distribution, MRO, Project Management and Sales & Marketing.
Over the last fifteen years Andy and Goldratt UK have worked with hundreds of organisations implementing TOC including; Bentley, Honeywell, Masterfoods, Bombardier, Eurostar, Siemens, Johnson Matthey and many more SMEs. Andy was lucky enough to work closely with Dr Goldratt for a number of years and is a regular presenter at worldwide conferences.
Andy is also an owner and Director of software company RopeWeaver who provide TOC based software for Operations, Procurement and Distribution.
In 2013 Andy also became shareholder and Director in Tenon Engineering a manufacturing business engineering and producing instrumentation products; including Rheometers and viscometers; which is on a TOC journey to become ever flourishing and acquired Wallace Instruments who sell Plastimeters and hardness testers across the world.
Andy has also held a number of non-executive Director positions. Andy was awarded TOCICO's Implementer of the Year in 2018.
Martin is one of the key Goldratt UK consultants leading major implementations of TOC across Europe. Since 1994 Martin has successfully implemented TOC for Goldratt UK in dozens of organisations and also supports Goldratt Consulting global.
As a Goldratt UK Director, he works with organisations to customize their Strategy and Tactics, transfer the knowledge and coach people to make the desired growth possible. He focuses primarily on these core areas: Operations, Project Management, Supply Chain, Finance & Measures, Distribution, Managing People, Sales & Marketing and Strategy.
He has been a Principal with Goldratt Schools, and has provided management education and support in over 30 countries.
His extensive widespread experience has resulted in the development of expertise particularly in managing large scale change programmes, IT and Systems, process management and providing consultancy services. Martin has led a number of projects to implement TOC in both large and small organisations, some in the UK and some with a global reach. He has supported Supply Chain assignments including clients in Venezuela in manufacturing and retail and also supported Healthcare projects.
Martin has huge experience in many sectors including automotive, Steel and Titanium production, automotive, packaging, construction, engineering, MRO, clinical research, IT, Chemical, healthcare, ERP, Finance and Clothing.
He’s previously been an approved consultant for UK Government’s Department of Trade and Industry Grant Aided IT developments. He’s also worked as the UK regional manager of Dale Carnegie, overseeing major accounts and the delivery of service by 21 consultants/trainers.
Martin’s background is as a Chartered Accountant. He was previously the Managing Partner of a leading regional Accountancy practice.
He is a founder member of the Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization (TOCICO) and worked closely with Eli Goldratt for nearly 10 years.
Head of Operations
John started with Goldratt UK in 2005 as part of the Operations team. A management consultant dedicated to delivering TOC improvement programs for blue-chip clients such as PRA, NATS, Schneider Electric, Domino Printers and Bentley. One of the most knowledgeable, experienced implementers in the UK.
John has contributed significantly to Goldratt UK’s comprehensive knowledge base and delivery processes. Driven by improving Goldratt UK’s approach and disseminating his knowledge among clients, he ensures the knowledge is always up to date.
As Head of Operations, John is responsible for the organisation and performance of project managers within the company. He graduated with an honours degree in Manufacturing Engineering and from there went on to hold a variety of management positions in manufacturing organisations.
Prior to joining Goldratt UK, John was involved with numerous success stories. One such achievement was to increase the manufacturing capabilities of a mobile telecommunications organisation from a small UK SME employing 30 people, to a multinational employing over 1000. He was also a founding team member of the Lean Aerospace Initiative, a government backed programme aiming to equip the UK's Aerospace industry with the Lean tools and techniques, successfully employed by the automotive sector.
Head of Operations
Phil Snelgrove has been a TOC Implementer and professional since 2003. Phil’s TOC expertise has resulted in him working with clients to improve entire supply chains (Procurement/Development/Operations/Sales/Distribution) or focusing on specific parts.
His major objectives are systematic and quantifiable improvement and ultimately self-sustainability for his clients.
Phil is a fully accredited TOC expert and holds a Masters in Engineering from Durham University. Prior to working with Goldratt UK, he was an engineer in a multi-national industrial tool manufacturer.
He is a people person and thoroughly enjoys working with teams to achieve common goals and objectives.
Over the summer of 2021, the whole team at Goldratt UK qualified in Viago's Black Belt in Thinking Foundations Course to upgrade their knowledge and understanding of the Thinking Tools. Phil completed the course and is now certified.
Head of Sales and Marketing
Frances joined Goldratt UK in 2007 and drives our Sales and Marketing strategy. She has over 20 years of marketing experience working in both B2B and B2C markets.
Her most recent success story working for Goldratt UK has been applying the principles of TOC to the sales pipeline and building the processes. This included re-designing the website, building new campaigns and redesigning emails.
Over the summer of 2021, the whole team at Goldratt UK qualified in Viago's Black Belt in Thinking Foundations Course to upgrade their knowledge and understanding of the Thinking Tools. Frances completed the course and is now certified.
Kris joined the Operations team at Goldratt UK in 2010. He plays a key role in dozens of TOC solution implementations in British, Polish and Dutch companies including Johnson Matthey, F1 team’s manufacturing, Inventi BV and PLP Belos.
Kris acts as Goldratt UK’s computer software specialist and specialises in the implementation of RopeWeaver.
From 1992 to 2000 Kris co-owned JBA Poland – a leading provider of ERP solutions for European and Polish production companies. He then became co-owner of TOC Consulting Polska, the first TOC consulting company in Poland, where he spent 10 years helping manufacturing and engineering companies to implement TOC.
From the mid-2000s Kris has also run a successful TOC post-graduation programme at Warsaw University of Technology.
He is a founding member of TOCICO.
Over the summer of 2021, the whole team at Goldratt UK qualified in Viago's Black Belt in Thinking Foundations Course to upgrade their knowledge and understanding of the Thinking Tools. Kris completed the course and is now certified.
Ollie joined the Goldratt UK consulting team in early 2017. This was a move from the aviation industry where he had spent 10 years managing large multi-organisation operations and improvement projects.
As a consultant, Ollie has worked with a wide range of clients across multiple industries including brewing and food production, construction (design and build), production operations and sales (B2B and B2C). Whether at home in the UK or over in Europe, he has worked with clients to holistically improve their business or to direct improvement initiatives toward specific departments - covering production operations, supply chain, sales and marketing and project management.
Jono joined the Operations team at Goldratt UK in 2019. Prior to starting at the company, Jono gained experience in acoustic consulting and automotive manufacturing after graduating with an MEng in Automotive Engineering from Loughborough University.
Over the summer of 2021, the whole team at Goldratt UK qualified in Viago's Black Belt in Thinking Foundations Course to upgrade their knowledge and understanding of the Thinking Tools. Jono completed the course and is now certified.
Paul joined the Operations team at Goldratt UK in 2022. He has a wealth of knowledge in many business sectors, including engineering, supply chain logistics and manufacturing.
Paul was an Engineering Manager for 20 years before moving to manufacturing as a Continuous Improvements Manager for a large global manufacturer for 5 years. It was during his time in this role that he was introduced to TOC. He was TOC Champion during the implementation process, which saw impressive improvements in sales, operational capacity and ultimately business growth.
In 2015, Paul took a role as General Manager (Head of Land Based Operations Middle East) for a Global Shipping Country. Paul implemented TOC and CCPM throughout the business which saw enormous growth in revenue and business opportunities. He held this position for 5 years.
In 2020, Paul accepted a Chief Executive Office role in the Middle East for a 3PL organisation. This position once again afforded him the opportunity to use his knowledge and experience in TOC to increase operational capacity throughout the business, seeing exceptional growth in the 3 years he led the company.
Paul has a real passion for TOC and the advantages it provides to businesses, in 2022 he moved back to UK and joined Goldratt UK to help other organisations implement TOC and CCPM.
Ben joined the Operations team at Goldratt UK in 2015. From an engineering background, Ben began at the company following 10 years as manager of continuous improvement for a large global manufacturer.
Initially working as an internal project leader, he has held roles overseeing holistic TOC implementations for operations, project management and sales across the world.
As a management consultant, Ben works with organisations, either with the company as a whole or with specific departments, to achieve significant improvements in performance.
Ben has led his own projects helping clients across a range of industry sectors including construction, decontamination product development, special process machinery projects and laboratory equipment sales & distribution.
Over the summer of 2021, the whole team at Goldratt UK qualified in Viago's Black Belt in Thinking Foundations Course to upgrade their knowledge and understanding of the Thinking Tools. Ben completed the course and is now certified.
Maria Cristina Sierraalta Aranguren
Maria joined Goldratt UK in 2007 but has been working with the Theory of Constraints (TOC) since 1995. She has a degree in Engineering and has successfully implemented TOC in a wide range of organisations, both in the UK and Venezuela.
Maria enjoys working closely with the shop floor, doing whatever it takes in order to achieve step-change improvements in performance.
Over the last 10 years Maria has worked with automotive, MRO train companies, the NHS, construction, packaging machine builders and clothing manufacturing and distribution companies.
Over this time she taught Operations Management at two universities in Venezuela where she supervised TOC improvement projects conducted by her students in their employers’ businesses. These projects delivered significant bottom line improvements.
Over the summer of 2021, the whole team at Goldratt UK qualified in Viago's Black Belt in Thinking Foundations Course to upgrade their knowledge and understanding of the Thinking Tools. Maria completed the course and is now certified.
Stuart joined the Goldratt UK team in 2022. Prior to joining the company, Stuart held numerous key roles with the ambition to improve project systems; these include Director of Projects at Zurich, and Head of Agile and Head of Strategic Innovations for Lloyds Banking Group.
With the unique ability to understand why a project is failing, and a failsafe method of getting the project back on track, Stuart has led teams to support in the early delivery of late running projects at LBG, Zurich Ireland, O2 and Mercedes Benz in Germany. In addition to business, Stuart has also worked in multiple public sector organisations to transform their operations. This has included working with local authorities in Lincolnshire to reduce the time it took to complete social housing refurbishments, housing repairs, homelessness, road repairs and issue housing benefits.
Using a blend of Critical Chain Project Management, Agile techniques and in-depth operations analysis, Stuart works with clients to help deliver projects faster whilst improving service, cutting costs, and increasing morale.
His history in delivering leadership programs, including ‘Getting Things Done’ – a productivity seminar – and ‘Vital Smarts; Crucial Conversations’ – how to have difficult conversations when the stakes are high – puts Stuart in a great position to coach his clients to success.
Lauren joined the Sales and Marketing team at Goldratt UK in 2019 after graduating first class from the University of Sussex with a BA (Hons) in History. During her studies, Lauren interned in the Marketing department for Mercedes-Benz Vans as a Connectivity Specialist.
During her employment at Goldratt UK she has received training in both TOC and CCPM, she is a regular writer for the blog and co-authored Andy Watt's (Managing Director) business novella 'Release: The Vision'.
Over the summer of 2021, the whole team at Goldratt UK qualified in Viago's Black Belt in Thinking Foundations Course to upgrade their knowledge and understanding of the Thinking Tools. Lauren completed the course and is now certified.
Steve has had over 25 years of experience across multiple sectors, delivering strategic initiatives including customer effectiveness, standardised ERP systems, SAP integrations, as well as multiple continuous improvement programmes. Having held senior management positions within organisations across the UK and Europe, Steve has motivated teams to deliver a shared vision. He has ensured the successful delivery of a variety of complex projects through the application of well-established methodologies (e.g. Waterfall, Agile, Theory of Constraints). These tools and techniques have empowered teams within market-leading organisations.
Steve joined Goldratt UK's Operations team in 2022. Previously he has worked as an Agile Delivery Manager for Lloyds Banking Group, European Business Change Manager during two major programmes at ESAB, National Business Manager at CEMEX UK Operations and held Commercial Management roles at Tarmac Quarry Products after successfully completing the Tarmac UK Graduate Training programme.
The director of his own company, Heritage Technical, Martin is dedicated to improving delivery and performance. A seasoned technical engineer and project manager, Martin has over 20 years of experience working in complex product development projects. His organisation and eye for detail has meant he is able to lead and deliver multiple projects effectively – always keeping sharp focus on issues being escalated by project teams.
An experienced communicator, Martin encourages engineers to think outside the box to find simple, practical solutions; and implement them in a structured way. He is dedicated to helping organisations to deliver more projects, on-time and within budget. He promotes the use of Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) to achieve this goal.
Martin works with Goldratt UK to help organisations improve flow and capacity through project environments. This comes after being introduced to the team as a customer while working for Johnston Sweepers Ltd; Martin then collaborated again with the Goldratt UK team while working as Head of Project Management at Megger.
Brad started with Goldratt UK in 2021, leading projects with US clients. Graduating with Honours as a Manufacturing Engineer, Brad began his career 3M, working in plants across the globe. In 1997, he trained directly with Dr Eli Goldratt and then in 1998 he joined the Goldratt Institute. He has since worked as a management consultant implementing the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Lean / Six Sigma across many companies in multiple countries.
Brad is a founding member of the TOCICO where he has helped write and review TOC Project Management tests as well as co-author to collect, refine and draft TOC terms to publish the first edition of the TOC Dictionary. He is certified in all aspects of TOC including the Thinking Processes, Project Management, Production, Logistics, Metrics, etc.
Prior to joining Goldratt UK, Brad has led numerous successful transformations across all types of manufacturing companies, MRO environments and IT projects. His previous successes include companies like GM, Boeing, Novartis, CRAY Supercomputers, P&G, as well as the US Marines, Navy, Airforce and Army - including manufacturing companies who have been transformed implementing TOC/Lean/Six Sigma with his guidance and support.
Tomas joined Goldratt UK in 2020 and leads our operations in the Baltics. He began his professional career as an accounting consultant whilst studying at university. Later, he worked in various C level positions in financial, telecommunications, construction and production companies, both locally and internationally. Tomas gained extensive business management and project leadership experience.
Tomas is a certified, experienced and professional Board Member for the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance and from 2018 he has been managing the consulting business and implementing tailor-made solutions for companies to boost profits.
Most recently, alongside international consultants, Tomas has been involved with four long-term projects for the exponential growth of businesses. Also, in Lithuania, Tomas has organised specifically designed TOC supply chain training with international lecturers as well as C level executives, followed by TOCICO certification.
Over the summer of 2021, the whole team at Goldratt UK qualified in Viago's Black Belt in Thinking Foundations Course to upgrade their knowledge and understanding of the Thinking Tools. Tomas completed the course and is now certified.