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It is the reputational quality, integrity and knowledge of our expert practitioners that differentiates our approach to educational training, coaching and consultancy.

With substantial backgrounds in manufacturing and engineering, this hands-on experience is underpinned by the latest manufacturing thinking and techniques, and compliments our ability to see and understand the needs of each individual, and every manufacturer we support.

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Steve Nicoll MSc

  /  Steve Nicoll MSc

Steve Nicoll MSc

Shingo Facilitator, Examiner, Researcher & Prize Recipient

"I love learning something new every day and for me the best way to retain this learning is to share it with someone else and then watch it evolve as they take it on, add to it, experiment with it and become curious with it. The results are inspiring and never cease to amaze me"

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Steve’s story.

Steve is our Shingo superstar with over thirty years’ experience of steering high-performing teams across the globe.

He’s been part of the TMI family for over 10 years and we adore his passion for helping our customers to reach their full potential by leading them on the path to sustainable transformation.

As a highly respected Shingo trailblazer and practitioner, Steve decided to launch The Lean Orange in 2017 and has continued to guide organisations around the world, mentoring and assisting them as they implement technological, cultural, and operational improvements.

He continues to provide organisations with the assistance needed to identify their challenges and, via Shingo methodologies, develop workable solutions, creating a foundation for long-term success.

Key Projects

Shingo Prize Win

Played an instrumental role in Newsprinters Ltd prestigious Shingo Prize win, making Newsprinters the first company in the UK to be awarded the highest accolade for enterprise excellence


University of Buckingham

Lean Enterprise Master of Science (MSc)

The University of Manchester

Fellowship In Lean Manufacturing

University of Leeds

Business Improvement Techniques - Operational Excellence

Utah State University - Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Shingo Model

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