Consultant's Portrait



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Charles Courtney

Charles is a hands-on implementation & performance improvement consultant and Project Manager with over 20 years experience across a wide range of sectors. He is an effective communicator with the ability to relate to people at all levels within a business.

Location:

United Kingdom

Qualifications:

BSc (Hons)

Disciplines:

Sales, Marketing & Communications...Show More

Industry Sectors:

Automotive, Chemicals, Consumer Products...Show More

Practice Groups:

Languages:

English.

Case Studies

Compaq Computers

Client Contact:

 

Location:

United Kingdom

Industry Sector:

Technology

Discipline:

Information & Communications Technology


The Challenge:

Compaq Computers undertook a major process re-engineering project. An element of which highlighted the need to rationalise the variety of accessory kits that make a... read more

The Solution

Responsible for the identification & implementation of a 'Countryfication' process based on component redundancy.

The Results:

Led to drastic reduction in component range, product sku's, warehousing space and manning. Annualised savings in excess of £1M.

Scottish & Southern Energy

Client Contact:

Jim Forbes

 

Location:

United Kingdom

Industry Sector:

Energy & Utilities

Discipline:

Supply Chain & Operations


The Challenge:

Client wanted to determine options for sourcing company car and operational vehicle fleets, with the aim of reducing costs.

The Solution

Developed extensive 'Whole of Life' vehicle cost model to determine optimum company car and commercial vehicle deals as part of a vehicle fleet rationalisation and... read more

The Results:

Resulting in a dual brand, Ford / Rover deal. Annualised savings of £3M.


Career History

Synergistics Consulting

Position Held:

Managing Director

Dates:

2007 - Present

Business Type:

Search Engine Optimisation & Marketing

Industry Sector:

Professional Services

Overview:

Providing consultancy services in SEO methodologies to improve search rankings and the set up and running of cost effective SEM campaigns.

 

 

Independent Management Consultant

Position Held:

Project Manager

Dates:

2002 - Present

Business Type:

Management Consultancy

Industry Sector:

Professional Services

Overview:

Providing consultancy services across 11 clients as a contracting consultant, predominantly in newspaper & magazine publishing.

 

 

Lexion Ltd

Position Held:

Project Manager

Dates:

1994 - 2002

Business Type:

Management Consultancy

Industry Sector:

Professional Services

Overview:

Identification, analysis & implementation of measures to bring about performance related improvements in a wide range of industrial and commercial environments - across 46 clients. The activities are divided into two main areas. Analysis: The generation of studies designed to demonstrate the scope for improvements in designated areas, identifying specific problems that exist within these areas, detailing proposals for their correction and assisting with the submission of quantitative data to clients (at Board level) regarding the level of savings which are possible. Operations: The implementation of agreed measures to bring about the identified improvements in productivity and cost reductions in given areas. Typically, the installation of Management Control Systems to ensure optimum utilisation of resources, strategy formulations, staff training & motivation at all levels.

 

 

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References available on request.