Business Transformation Associates

Our DNA lies in a relentless commitment to optimising manufacturing performance.

Benefit from the unrivalled levels of strategic insight and world class manufacturing experience in our business support team.

BTA was founded in August 2012 by Kim English and Colin Hastings, both trained by Toyota and highly experienced in the application of TPS, who wanted to create a Lean consulting and training company that was different. The aim was to 'educate' rather than 'qualify' individuals, so unlike traditional training organisations BTA don't follow a given qualification framework, we take a situational approach, addressing current 'live' business issues with the appropriate lean strategy and methodologies, thereby providing the host organisation with instant payback on the investment made in the development of their workforce.

BTA engage clients through a 'Sensei' style approach as used in Japan, a country which has built its economic power through manufacturing over the past several decades. Our Directors and associates are all past business executives with 'hands-on' experience of delivering change programmes that deliver sustainable results.
Over the years we have partnered and supported many clients, from international 'Blue Chip' organisations to SME's spanning a number of different industries.

Combining strategic thinking with hands-on practicality, our consultants and experts work to develop and implement operational strategies that solve our clients most critical problems.


Better understand how to create a lean operating and management system that will lead your organisation through the changes needed to cultivate and support a lean, continuous-improvement, problem-solving culture.

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Our coaches combine both extensive theoretical knowledge and real-world implementation experience to develop your team in new skills that will transform employee engagement across your business and drive higher levels of individual and organisational performance.

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Our Hands-on Support team are experienced business leaders with wide-ranging skills gained from decades of experience in the manufacturing sector. They are high achievers in their areas of expertise and work collaboratively with our clients and each other.

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  • 25 Apex Business Village, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 7BF.
  • Company Number 8360854