Tom Townsend – Managing Director
Tom has over 40 years’ experience in the manufacturing sector and has been consulting for almost 25 years, he has extensive knowledge and understanding of how businesses are managed. Having previously been a plant manager Tom has an appreciation of the challenges a Senior Management team face and the importance of strategy planning and effective deployment.
A passion for fishing, Tom is a workaholic whose attention to detail is uncompromising and his knowledge of the tools required to make a business successful are extensive.
“My vision is that TPT are the training provider of choice, I cannot accept anything short of excellence.”
Ian Bouquet-Taylor – Operations Director
Ian has over 30 years’ experience in the automotive and aerospace sectors with a number of major primes in senior roles covering operations, engineering, and supply chain. He is skilled at developing industry leading packages aimed at increasing the competitiveness of companies he works with.
A keen cyclist, photographer and musician, Ian is happiest when he is busy, therefore he is often found doing DIY around the family home in Shropshire.
“My drive is to help companies achieve their potential. I enjoy seeing the transformation in people in a company when they see the benefit of running robust, efficient processes”
Sarah Breese – Operations Manager
Sarah has a BSc in Business Management from Cardiff Business School and has worked with TPT for 8 years. She is an EFQM trained assessor as well as an SC21 Lead Practitioner in both Business and Relationship Excellence. Sarah has completed EFQM assessments in a number of large companies as part of the SC21 process.
Sarah is a fitness fanatic and has completed three London Marathons raising money for various charities. She also runs half marathons in between to keep her hand in.
Matthew Townsend – IT Manager
Matthew has been with the company for 6 years. Matthew takes care of all our IT needs including our cloud based applications. These include: Office 365, SharePoint, and CRM. Matthew is quiet and sometimes we wonder what he does until our IT systems need tender loving care.
Gary Miller – Trainer/Consultant
Over 40 years hands on experience of Manufacturing and Quality functions from shop floor to Technical Director within the automotive industry. Gary has a wide range of industry knowledge achieved by working with the supply chains of some of the major OEMs and Tier 1 Customers.
Walking and being outdoors is where Gary is happiest, his ability to draw on his vast knowledge allows him to provide a practical solution to most scenarios encountered during our courses.
“Having been on many courses over the years that almost promoted death by PowerPoint having good interaction with the people attending our courses is paramount to successful learning.”
Mike Townsend – Trainer/Consultant
Highly experienced and qualified trainer/consultant with specific expertise in quality and lean manufacturing environment. Utilising strong project management skills to envision, design, create and execute successful business systems and processes.
Many years’ experience in product development incorporating lean business principles throughout organisational systems and manufacturing processes. Supported by extensive experience in setting up automotive, military, aerospace, industrial and rail industry sector quality management systems, ISO 9001 lead auditor trained.
Des Whitney – Associate Trainer/Consultant
A highly experienced individual with a proven track record of success in blue chip aerospace engineering environments. Has a vast experience within Quality/Operations/Manufacturing Management.
Experienced in CAA/FAA 145 Civil Aerospace maintenance/repair & overhaul management, including resource/team management, problem solving, project management, human resource issues including training, quality control, systems development, problem solving, production performance and output management, report writing, together with account management/development.
Des is a Volunteer for the following organisations:
• Scouting (holding positions such as Treasurer, Chairman, District Commissioner
and County Commissioner for Development).
• Technical Volunteer in Theatre (Fly-man and Stage Crew).
Garry Newman – Associate Trainer/Consultant
Over 36 years hands on experience of quality management within the MoD and Aerospace sectors. Garry was Head of Audit, certification and standardisation at Airbus (formally Astrium Ltd.). His role there was Project Manager for the development, training and implementation across all Airbus Defence and Space sites (13+) of quality management systems to meet EN9100, ISO27001, AQAP 2110, and ISO 14001 etc. Quality and Environmental System Requirements. Garry is also an Aerospace ASDE and co-delivers our AATT Training.
Garry has always been a practical person and loves working with his hands, whether it’s maintaining the family’s fleet of cars or making a new window to the original specification, for his 600 year old Grade 2 listed cottage. Garry’s cottage in Devon is his labour of love, which he and his wife have spent the last 8 years renovating and maintaining. Garry’s love of the coast, sea and walking is well suited to his life in Devon.
Nigel Davies – Associate
A former Welsh Rugby Captain who has coached at the highest level, Nigel‘s role as Head of Rugby for the Welsh Rugby Union provides him with the experience to support organisations through change. His laid back approach but assertive manner ensures that the key learning points are always achieved and understood.
You cannot take the competitiveness away from a professional sportsperson and Nigel can still be found trying is luck at tennis, the desire to always be a winner, coupled with his experience in coaching professional sportsmen is a key ingredient in making sure that the training he delivers are effective.
“Having been part of the transition from amateur to professional rugby I fully understand the importance of clear and concise guidance and support, you cannot achieve an objective if it is not made clear what that objective is.”