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We are a team of experienced business improvement consultants who are committed to offering a fast and flexible service that represents real value for money. We operate both in the UK and overseas and our highly-trained team prides itself on offering a pe
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Laurie Dummett ...
As managing director of Carcharodon Consulting Laurie
has delivered a wide range of performance improvement projects across different sectors but particularly specialises in maintenance, turnarounds and operational improvement.Although he has held a series of senior positions in consulting he also has direct operating experience so has a very pragmatic approach to improvement work always looking for practical solutions and effective ways for these to be implemented.An international consultant, Laurie has led projects in South America, Europe, Singapore and the USA.He
recently chaired the MarcusEvans World Shutdown and Turnaround Best Practice conference in Bangkok where he
was also rated as the top speaker for both presentation style and content. Laurie graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering before entering the ICI plc graduate training programme.
time in ICI Laurie held a number of line management positions including maintenance, commissioning and design roles.He
also had direct management responsibilities for turnarounds and this included redefining the approach for planning and managing events and establishing a new centre of excellence for delivering this. Laurie
moved into consultancy in 1998 as a senior consultant with ABB Eutech
and delivered projects with companies outside the ICI group such as DuPont
.At the time he
left Eutech Laurie was responsible for company best practice for major change projects, operational improvement, manufacturing, and maintenance including overseeing and delivering consultant training programmes.Laurie founded Carcharodon in 2002 and continues to work closely with blue chip clients such as BP with recent work including groundbreaking improvements in turnaround preparation and management systems.
Testimonials - Carcharodon
Laurie quickly understood the core messages I needed to get across, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of my draft slides.
Laurie's method of assisting me to develop my own presentation style and also helping to refine and polish the slide pack itself was very powerful.
was able to call upon his
experience of different communication styles and how to appeal to different members of the audience, which I found both new and fascinating.
Having your Consultant (Laurie Dummett) on board brought additional confidence to the whole team.
brought the tools to help us change and the right kind of experience (I like the fact he
has worked inside industry and not just consulted at it) to empathise with us and provide genuinely practical advice.
is also well connected with other parts of industry so could challenge the way we think based on real examples of innovative practice.
However, it was not what he
did, it was the way he
No ego, no posturing and no standard solutions.
simply focused on what was best for our business and making the journey as easy as possible for all of us.
We all learnt a lot from Laurie
and not just for one project - these are skills we can take with us for the rest of our careers.
Operational Excellence - Carcharodon
This project was led by company founder, Laurie Dummett, and involved complete end to end optimisation of their operations and maintenance processes as part of a major change program which involved members of the team from all levels in the organisation.
Eurotek Refining Services Ltd
Laurie Dummett has delivered a wide range of performance improvement projects across different sectors but particularly specialises in maintenance, turnarounds and operational improvement.
Laurie graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering before joining ICI PLC.
During his time at ICI Laurie had direct management responsibility for turnarounds which included redefining the approach for planning and managing events.
Laurie moved into consultancy in 1998 as a senior consultant with ABB Eutech and delivered projects with companies outside the ICI group such as DuPont, PDVSA, GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever.
He was responsible for company best practice for major change projects, operational improvement, manufacturing and maintenance, including overseeing and delivering consultant training programmes.
Laurie continues to work closely with blue chip clients such as BP, with recent work including ground breaking improvements in turnaround preparation and management systems.