Laurie Stephens


Steve Bannister

Managing Director

Laurie Stephens


Robert Conn

Non-Exec Chairman

Steve Giles

Performance Improvement Lead

Stuart Ramsay

Procurement and Commercial Lead

Richard Beal

Organisation and process design lead

Laurie has over 30 years of industrial and consulting experience in the manufacturing and engineering sectors. He is recognised as one of the UK’s leading specialists in performance improvement and transformation in these sectors.

After graduating from the Queen’s University of Belfast with a MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, double 1st class honours, Laurie joined Howden Sirocco Limited, a Belfast based heavy engineering firm, as a Design Engineer.

He moved into consulting in 1989 when he joined Accenture’s Products Division in London, and has since held senior executive roles with other leading consultancies including EY and Capgemini, where he led their highly successful Supply Chain practice.

Laurie is recognised as an expert in business transformation, operational performance improvement and large-scale programme and change management. He has successfully led and delivered some of the largest, most complex change programmes in the engineering and manufacturing sectors – as well as some of the smallest, high profile and challenging projects. His clients have included many of the world’s leading companies including BAE Systems, Sony, Volvo, British Airways, AgustaWestland, Thales, Kellogg’s and Marshall of Cambridge.