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About Us

Lean Business Thinking is a boutique consultancy specialising in helping clients improve their business performance by developing lean processes and transforming their business operations.

We want to support ambitious individuals, Executives and Senior Managers who wish to transform their operations and organisations.

Our Consultants are Senior Professionals including Master Black Belts who have delivered a large number of improvement projects in a variety of industry settings. Our experience has been gained in a range of technically challenging environments including Aerospace, Engineering, Automotive, Software & IT Services and Financial industry sectors.

Our experience covers a broad range of improvement methodologies and techniques with a particular expertise in the application of Lean Sigma techniques. These provide us with the analytical and problem solving capability to manage ambiguity and identify opportunities for improving performance in some of the most complex and challenging environments. Our change management approach works to secure buy-in from stakeholders and change participants.

Our lean perspective helps clients develop business systems and processes that enhance and support value creation for their customers. We will help you and your employees to see your business from a new perspective, we will provide the skills and techniques to improve your business performance.


Conor O’Reilly is a Lean Sigma Black Belt, with over 10 years experience as a Process Improvement Consultant and Change Manager. He has worked in a wide variety of Blue Chip and SME industries including Banking, Logistics, Retail, Airlines and most recently, Exhibitions.

 His background in Finance has given him first-hand experience and insight into finance processes. He has coached and educated staff at all levels in continuous improvement techniques and the philosophy underpinning them.


Conor has completed assignments with Reed Exhibitions, DHL and Barclays Bank.



Shaun Lynes is a certified Lean Sigma Master Black Belt and Scrum Master, with more than 15 years experience as a Business Improvement Consultant. Shaun has worked in a wide range of companies and industry settings, working with both large Blue chip companies and SMEs, across a variety of geographical settings.

 Shaun is an excellent trainer and improvement facilitator. Shaun is also an Entrepreneurial Educator providing training and mentorship to Entrepreneurs and Start Ups.


Shaun has completed assignments with Airbus Group, EADS Astrium, Lloyds Bank, Barclays Bank and CRF Health.



Marcus Fishenden is a Finance Consultant & Lean Sigma Yellow Belt. He has a Diploma in Change Management and more than 20 years experience of improving financial and business processes. Marcus has worked for SME and FTSE 100 companies streamlining processes, reporting and timescales.

 Marcus is a qualified CIMA accountant with a reputation for taking on difficult tasks for organisations and consistently delivering high quality results.


He has completed assignments with DB Schenker(UK), New Schools Ltd/Jarvis Facilities Management and BT PLC.



As a boutique consultancy we work with Associate consultants to ensure the appropriate consultants are selected for your project needs. Our core team comprises experienced business professionals.


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The Benefits

After applying lean business thinking our clients have experienced improvements and savings in the following areas:

  • More satisfied customers
  • Predictable business outcomes
  • Reduced payment cycle
  • Supply chain improvements
  • Shorter lead-times
  • Reduced time to market
  • Reduced costs
  • Faster technology maturity
  • Reduced rework
  • Simplified processes
  • Improved business communication
  • Projects and programmes delivered faster and on time
  • Reduced inventories
  • Design Re-use
  • The development of an improvement culture
  • Levelled work demand
  • Reduced scrap
  • More resources
  • Better strategic focus

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