Jeff has been involved in business improvement activities since the 1970's and initially trained as an Industrial Engineer within the textile and mail order industries. He acheived the Management Services Diploma at the age of 21, being one of the youngest people in the country at the time to be successful at the first attempt.
Jeff then spent periods of time in O & M and Work Study in full-time positions within a number of industries, eventually heading up a team of technical staff as a Senior Industrial Engineer within a major manufacturing group. He joined a small Consultancy company in 1979 and was mainly involved in work relating to productivity and process improvement over the next few years. When an opportunity arose, he founded Oxford Holt & Associates during 1984. This business supplied high calibre contract technical staff, usually involved in productivity
improvement, and generally dealt with larger companies who required additional staff during times of high workload throughout a period when the UK economy was buoyant.
During the early 1990's, Jeff was in demand personally as a management consultant and this also coincided with a time when the contract staffing market was changing. He therefore re-focussed the business in the improvement consultancy direction. Having started with one short-term project at a single client, the company has now completed hundreds of assignments throughout the length and breadth of the UK, the vast majority of which have been project managed by Jeff Holt.
Jeff has been described as a person who is straightforward, practical and with a high degree of integrity; someone who communicates in a manner that people can understand and relate to. He is a Member of the Institute of Consulting (MIC), a Fellow of the Institute of Management Services (FMS) and a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Jeff has completed many grant-funded projects for Government bodies such as the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS). He is also a registered and approved GrowthAccelerator Coach.
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