About

Get Knowledge
Our Mission

and how we work

At “Get Knowledge” we have one clear mission ‘to help Leaders learn to change in ways that support more Fun and Caring environments, where people can be themselves, be happier at work, where Trust is part of the fabric’

We champion PEOPLE in the improvement equation.

Over the years we’ve been involved with a number of businesses and individuals in the change and improvement space. We’ve been part of Lean implementations, Six Sigma programmes, IT change programmes across a number of different sectors. Often, PEOPLE are forgotten due to a focus on technical methods and skills.

We’re not saying these technical elements aren’t important but we believe that PEOPLE are your greatest asset and that’s why our HOW is focussed around PEOPLE, leadership, environments and learning to “Get Knowledge”.

Our values • FACT

We are all at work for a lot of time, but nobody says you cant enjoy every minute of what you do!

We have to be ourselves in all that we do, in order to build trust with others to enable improvements!

It is all about PEOPLE. Customers, Employees, Friends and Family are all people and thats whats important!

We need to be Reliable, Credible and build relationships with others to create a trusting environment!

Meet the team

Lee Houghton

Lee Houghton

Lee is the father of two amazing children. He is a business improvement coach who prides himself on helping people and teams make today better than yesterday, a lot of people can say these things about themselves though. So what makes Lee different is his random journey to get to where he has with, one pivotal moment in losing his best mate ‘Chris’ after his brave cancer battle that changed Lee’s life forever.

Lee’s random journey has included writing 5 children books, owning a bouncy castle business AND DJ, including 18 months Dj’ing dressed as a monkey…. all these things have shaped his career from data input administrator to co-founding Get Knowledge in 2018.

BUT, as a shiny object syndrome sufferer, it was losing Chris that has sharpened his focus and desire to help people confidently deliver change.

Jason Elliott

Jason Elliott

Jason is a father, mountaineer, girls football coach and co-founder of Get Knowledge. Jason helps business leaders and managers with all things improvement, with a slant towards organisations with a key role to play in our future world.

After 18 years working using a variety of improvement methods and leading a bunch of improvement and operational teams, Jason decided to stop ‘consulting’ and now looks to focus on helping people to think differently about solving their own challenges by taking a more coaching led approach.

This led to the emergence of our Sustainable Performance Excellence practice which Jason heads up.

Pascal Dolan

Pascal Dolan

Pascal started his lean journey in 1991 working for a first tier supplier into Nissan. Pascal applied this learning to the site operations, moving it from a batch production site, to customer focused business units. From there he moved into consultancy, working in the automotive and pharmaceutical sectors.

Joining Unipart in 2006, Pascal was engaged in a large government programme before working in health and utilities. Most recently Pascal has been working in the steel industry in Wales and continues to coach previous clients.

‘ I strongly believe that the empowerment of individuals within a framework of continuous improvement, combined with effective leadership, can transform any business’.

 

Pippa Vernon-Fulbrook

Pippa Vernon-Fulbrook

Pippa has been involved in Lean and Operational Excellence since 2008, starting out as an internal consultant & then progressing to an external consultant and more recently as an associate.

Through the last 12 years , Pippa has worked in multiple sectors from Financial Services & Utilities, to manufacturing. Pippa’s approach is based on working alongside teams at all levels to utilise the tools and techniques that will solve business problems, focusing the positive habit building that enables new ways of working to be sustainable.

Jack Brown

Jack Brown

Jack is a third year marketing student at university of Huddersfield. He’s thrilled to be doing what he loves as our social media specialist. Jack brings a range of skills to the team around Microsoft, communication, analytics skills, content creation and social media management. When he’s not in social media he’s either at the gym, doing his university work, or gaming. He is partial to a bit of friends too!

Callum Hicks

Callum Hicks

Callum is a third year marketing student at university of Huddersfield. He’s our local marketing specialist who brings a range of communication, IT skills and social media content creation skills to the team. When Callum isn’t ‘Getting Knowledge’ with us he’s doing it at university. Beyond that he’s probably watching Netflix or gaming.

What makes us different?

Our Approach

What this means for you

We transition managers into leaders
Rather than consolidate the idea that managers manage people we help to move to leading people and managing things. This transforms the role for managers in a positive way but also for the people they lead

We provide bespoke solutions based on the challenge

It allows us to build the best solution for the client

We work face to face or virtually

It means we can be just as effective regardless of how you run your operations, especially in the post C-19 era

We target habits and behaviours

It means rather than just giving you a set of tools and techniques we are really helping at a deeper level to design the cultural elements you want in your organisation

We build FUN into what we do

We are asking people to engage, to learn and to change. Rather than being one dimensional, predictable and un-inspiring we choose to add as much fun as possible to how we do things. This generates higher levels of engagement throughout the whole team.

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We are experts in service based on our backgrounds It means that we don’t rock up with loads of manufacturing techniques and try to apply them to a service environment where others might
We’re 2 thirds people, one third process and we teach people to become problem solvers It means we don’t focus all of our efforts on looking at your processes and analysing them, forgetting about your biggest resource/asset which is your people
We are coaches first, consultants second Which means we are focussed on building capability and we take a coaching approach. We work with coaching methods such as Kata
We start with leaders thinking We believe that unless you start with the underlying thought processes and beliefs, then reall lasting change does not occur. We help form new thinking and drive new belief structures that drive change in the right direction long after we’ve gone.
We’re curious, with a genuine desire to improve things on behalf of others We treat your business like its our own

 

Partner with us

We are huge advocates of building Trusting relationships and making good friends. This means we are always open to chat with other businesses about potential partnerships that ultimately benefit everyone.

We know that bringing more Fun, Authenticity, Caring and Trust to the business world at scale is not something we can achieve alone and so if you feel that our mission and values resonate with you, get in touch, we would love to talk

Giving back

One of our core values is ‘Caring’. We want to live our values and to that end we are always looking to give back. We recognise we can’t give everything we have in time and money as we wouldn’t have a business, but we know we can give something.

From facilitating board level discussions right through to helping solve specific business problems, we have a wide range of skills available and if we can help, we will.

We have a desire to support great causes that are truly purposeful beyond financial gains and we recognise a large proportion of these may be charitable causes. We have already supported a number of organisations in our relatively short time and are always looking for more. Let us know if you want to be next

Organisations helped

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Get In Touch

Location: Studio 19, The Media Centre, 7 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1RL

Telephone: 07868 956869

Email: hello@getknowledge.co.uk

Office Hours: M-F: 8am - 5pm

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