Exhibitors 2020

Certification Europe

Certification Europe founded in 1999 is an internationally accredited certification body based in Dublin with offices in London, Italy and Japan. We work with organisations across the globe to achieve ISO Certification plus provide training on a variety of management systems from Quality Management, Health & Safety to Energy Management and Information Security.


Crystal Lean Solutions

For the last 12 years, we’ve worked with clients across a range of industries including Pharmaceutical, Food, Electronics, Medical Devices, Healthcare, Precision Engineering, SME’s and Construction (LCi Commended). We provide tailored Lean solutions, bespoke training packages, mentoring, and coaching, to enable you to implement and sustain genuine business improvements.

Our team of consultants have backgrounds covering a diverse range of experience across multiple industries. This experience enables us to fully support you in your pursuit of excellence.


Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies is committed to transforming businesses, shaping the future of innovation and developing technologies to drive human progress. Located across three sites in Ireland – Dublin, Cork and Limerick – Dell Technologies Ireland employs over 6,000 people and is home to a global centre of excellence for Sales, Services, Solutions Development, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Operations, IT and Finance. Our Customer Solutions Centres in Limerick and Cork are designed to help our customers address their business challenges and innovate for success while our Dell Financial Services facility is dedicated to helping our customers access financing in order to help fund their critical technology needs.


Digital Lean Solutions

The mission of Digital Lean Solutions is to simplify and streamline business processes to ensure your smooth operational success. We enjoy making people’s lives easier by applying best practice, lean methodologies, and digital solutions. We are obsessed with How company’s Do what they do. Our results free you up to focus on what you Do best. Our expertise ensures we apply a systematic Lean approach that is enhanced with our digital smarts to optimise your business goals. So why continue wrestling with frustrating processes? Let Digital Lean Solutions accelerate your business performance by ensuring that you have the right design and digital capabilities at the heart of your operational practices.


Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.


ETAC Limited

Based in Dublin, ETAC employ a Lean approach in helping you achieve better results in your business.
You may be looking to increase sales, improve on-time delivery or customer service, reduce stock or work in progress, eliminate errors in your process, or improve your cost basis with more efficient processes. These are the kind of results a lean approach can impact
We are an approved provider of the Enterprise Ireland, IDA and Bord Bia Lean Business offers. The business has also supported Local Enterprise Offices and regional Skillnets, working with organisations ranging from Micro SMEs to large multi-nationals.
• Our training is delivered through our customised on-line Learning Management System. Log onto www.etacsolutions.com to view our current training programmes.
• Our Lean Business programme leading to QQI accreditation has been delivered to more than 50 business groups across both manufacturing and service sectors.
• ETAC are an active member of the Dublin Lean Network, Engineers Ireland and an accredited consulting practice of the IMCA.
• Our trainers and mentors bring years of industrial experience to our programmes. Our approach is based on real-life experience on what actually produces results. We believe that your employees are the best consultants you’ll ever hire – we provide them with a structured approach to build sustainable processes and realise their own capabilities.
Contact us today to discuss how we might work with you to support your workforce in Operational Excellence.


Expertivity Technologies

We are Master Practitioners in the Disciplines of Operational and Enterprise Excellence and are uniquely positioned in the market given our deep expertise in Business Model Alignment, People Development, Process Improvement and Technology Deployment, the 4 pillars of Enterprise Excellence.

Clients leverage our deep expertise in understanding and addressing the unique challenges facing these sectors in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of their performance. Our expertise and the successes we have brought to our clients is service sector agnostic and we have extensive experience in Healthcare, Life Insurance, Pensions, General Insurance, Motor and Home Insurance, Banking, Telecoms, Technology, Construction, Utility Infrastructure Government, Public Sector, Clinical Trials, Global Business Services and Shared Services.

Our clients come from Multinationals, Large, Medium or Small Enterprises including Start-Ups who want to begin life by being excellent and staying the course.

Working with people in the organisation, we share our knowledge, expertise and experience to help them empower their teams, functions or whole organisations to become more effective (achieving your goals) and efficient (optimal use of resources).


IDA Ireland

Ireland has an excellent track record as a location for foreign direct investment (FDI) and has been chosen by many of the world’s leading global brands. A vibrant and ambitious country, Ireland has a highly qualified and innovative workforce, often cited by companies as one Ireland’s key strengths. Ireland is becoming a hub for activities such as Research & Development, Global Business Service Centres and High Value Manufacturing.

Competitiveness is a key factor for securing new investments from multinational companies. To support greater efficiency, increased productivity and greater competitiveness, IDA Ireland supports multinational companies on all aspects of their Lean journey.


ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet

The Irish Centre for Business Excellence – (ICBE)

Helping Businesses Be the Best They Can Be

Exploring new and better ways of working that will bring improvements in the shortest time.

Learning how a challenge that has kept you awake at night has been solved by others.

And knowing that you’re building a strong company not just for yourself, but as part of your commitment to Ireland’s competitive future.

The key to it all is SHARING. A coming together for the good of not just one, but for all. At the Irish Centre of Business Excellence, our Members know that power is gained by sharing knowledge, not holding on to it. Because knowledge only reaches its true potential when we pass it on – and watch it multiply. Without a doubt, some of the most successful companies in the world are those who share, collaborate and practice free exchange of ideas.

This ‘willingness to work together’ is in the DNA of the ICBE, and has seen us help set, support and share best business practice, skills and knowledge for all our Members within the manufacturing and service industries.

Through events, customised funded training, Benchmarking Visits to exemplary companies and our unique Call for Support process we facilitate continuous improvement, spread innovations and collectively solve problems for the good of all.

ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet
This comprehensive Skillnet is committed to promoting innovation and productivity though industry-led training for the manufacturing and service sectors in Ireland. Advanced methodologies and technology are key focus areas.

Focusing initially on Lean, Six Sigma and Shingo, this Skillnet has expanded to include key technologies and methodologies from automation to data analytics and additive manufacturing.


Institute of Technology Sligo

IT Sligo is situated in the North West of Ireland under the shadow of Benbulben and at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way. One of Ireland’s leading third level institutions for 50 years, IT Sligo is home to 8,000 students across its undergraduate, postgraduate and apprenticeship programmes.

The Institute is committed to growing its full-time and online student numbers to 10,000 by 2022 and has put in place impressive resources and facilities to achieve this aim, including a €60 million investment in campus facilities over the last decade has created a stunning 21st century learning environment making IT Sligo a modern campus capable of meeting every student need.

IT Sligo’s mission is to advance economic, social, and environmental sustainability through education, innovation, and engagement, producing graduates who are innovative, confident, and capable of leading the development of the region and beyond.

Consistent with this mission, is IT Sligo’s continued growth and strength in online/ flexible learning, placing IT Sligo in a leading position in Ireland. Presently IT Sligo has in excess of 4,500 online/blended learning students, enrolled on over 140 programmes spanning Levels 6 to 10 of the National Qualifications Framework; therefore over half of IT Sligo students are currently in the workforce and taking one of our courses to upskill.

In addition, we have several thousand students enrolled on free MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and approximately 6,000 students taking industry-related short courses for professional development.

With online teaching at the heart of our Institute, students experience a fully supported learning journey from our dedicated Centre for Online Learning. Throughout our 17-year history of teaching online, IT Sligo has attracted over 30,000 enrolments from students both in Ireland and across the globe.

Through collaborative partnerships and deep linkages with industry, IT Sligo leads the way in delivering online accredited qualifications that meet the demands of developing future skills in the workplace.


Irish Medtech Association Skillnet

Skillnet Ireland actively supports and works with businesses in Ireland to address their current and future skills needs. Skillnet Ireland was established in 1999 and is funded from the National Training Fund (NTF) through the Department of Education and Skills (DES). The Irish Medtech Skillnet, established in 2008 provides training to Medical Technologies and Engineering sector.

The Irish Medtech Skillnet (www.irishmedtechskillnet.ie) provides training and networking opportunities to the Medtech & Engineering sectors. It is a not for profit network with the Irish Medtech Association, an Ibec sector as its’ contracting organisation.


Jigsaw Better Business

A common feeling among our clients is that of being stuck, completing thankless tasks, and a frustration that they are not getting the return on the hard work they are putting in. A belief that there must be a better way. A recent comment from one of our clients confirmed that again, they were stuck in their business and felt that there had to be a better way. They felt that the lean approach helped them untangle their business and moreover, the coaching and mentoring approach of our team engaged them and their employees. We did not just see the process but also the people behind the process. The business in now in a BETTER place to grow.
Jigsaw Better Business is an Award-Winning Enterprise Ireland, IDA and Local Enterprise Office Lean Service Provider, and through creative problem solving, people development & process innovation, we help great businesses BE BETTER!
Since 2017 we have supported over 200 business to Grow Lean.
Lean is about more than cash savings to many businesses and teams, for some it is about building a stable, secure, and sustainable business that is agile enough to face economic challenges. For others it is about liberating themselves from Non-Value adding activities through questioning and re-designing their processes, allowing them to focus on business growth and Value-Adding activities. For most, Lean has given them the ability to get home on time, work less at the weekends, while still getting the work done. All of these businesses achieved these outcomes by focusing on the elimination of waste from their processes, creating standards, implementing visual management, applying 6S-Workplace organisation to their workplace, and by accepting that what has taken us this far in the business, may not take us where we want to go. Jigsaw Better Business can help your great business and team BE BETTER!
Jigsaw Better Business is the leading provider of Lean to the LEO network supporting companies in 16 of the 32 LEOs so far. We have gained valuable insight into the application of Lean Thinking in the SME sector and how the methodology can be best implemented. We understand the needs of the SMEs and teams with larger organisations and recognize that Lean & Continuous Improvement activities must take a whole business approach.
We have supported Butchers, Bakers, & Candle Stick Makers to Grow Lean (literally) and our sector experience includes:
Manufacturing, Service/Procurement, Food/Drink production, Engineering Supplies, Retail, Agriculture Feed, ICT, Mechanics, Steel Fabrication/Manufacturing, Medical Devices Manufacturing, Packaging Manufacturing, Software IT, Hospitality, Event Management, Educational Services/Training, Pharmaceutical.
The first Irish LEAN book of case studies for SMEs was launched this year with Jigsaw Better Business being the leading contributor to the publication, showcasing the hard work of our clients and state partners. This was distributed throughout Enterprise week in March demonstrating success stories with many companies up and down the country. It was received very well throughout the industry and considered a valuable piece of material in encouraging other companies to get involved with the LEAN program.
In 2018, Jigsaw VAE was recognized at the inaugural Lean Business Ireland awards for their contribution to lean learning with our research into lean culture and behaviours, and our benchmark and lean leadership coaching programme. We have presented this workshop at industry conferences across the country including the Lean Business Ireland – Enterprise Excellence Conference in 2019 with a focus on Lean Leadership & in 2020 with a focus on Teams.

Our Team

Our team are all experienced Master Black Belts, Lean Black Belts, Six Sigma Black Belts, Scrum Masters, Project Managers with years of experience in the business world. Moreover, they are coaches and mentors first and have the agility to apply their knowledge, skills, and ability to all sectors by focusing on the issue at hand and leveraging the industry expertise of the client.
The Jigsaw Better Business team are People-People and using tools from Lean, Six Sigma & Design Thinking and techniques such as coaching, mentoring & training, we are in the unique position to guide the person and the process through the change cycle. Our highly experienced and qualified trainers and mentors support all participants on their Lean journey.
Jigsaw Better Business is focused on building better businesses, we have built up a strong reputation for “standing out but fitting in” and pride ourselves on listening and helping the great businesses Be Better!



Since 2002, LBSPartners has been working with companies to help them make that shift from good to great. Providing the capabilities, training and systems they need to unlock Better in their environment – creating an efficient, successful and more profitable business

We can do this for you too. Using Lean methodologies and industry best practices, and by sharing our collective experience – we’ll partner with you on the road to Better. We’ll use our proven LBS framework to develop process and people solutions specifically designed around your unique challenges. Using our hands-on, data-based and results-driven approach, we’ll work alongside you to guide you through each step of the process – to meet and exceed every goal. And most importantly, we’ll make sure the improvements we unlock are sustainable – continuing and growing beyond our involvement with you.

We’re here to help you start your journey to find your Better business – let’s talk today.


Leading Edge Group

Leading Edge Group was established in 1995 in Cork, Ireland by our CEO Joe Aherne. We have continued to grow and expand with operations in Canada, Australia and the Middle East. Joe established the business when he realized that positive change is achieved by going back to the very basics – the people. Leading Edge Group was established to help the real experts – every manager, every operator, every administrator, every clinician, every CEO. With our experience, we act as a lever for change to allow you to realize your organization’s true potential. In over 25 years, we have worked with more than 1,000 satisfied clients to deliver anything from full organization-wide transformations, rapid improvement events to customized training solutions, all of which have created over $1B in improvement savings.


Lean Construction Ireland

WHO WE ARE… Lean Construction Ireland is an all-island, independent, and voluntary not-for-profit association whose members passionately believe that Lean Thinking & Practices can enable and sustain enhanced effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and profitability for the Irish Construction Sector, Clients, and Supply Chain.

WHAT WE DO… Lean Construction Ireland leads a community of learning and practice that promotes the application of Lean Thinking & Practices throughout the Irish Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) sector so as to realise value-add for all stakeholders in the value chain. It supports the free and open exchange of knowledge, information, and experiences around good practices and case studies. It also supports ongoing research into Lean practices nationally and globally, their application to AEC, and their sharing with the wider Lean Construction Ireland Community. It is aligned to LCI USA.

CORE VALUES… Collaboration. Leadership. Teamwork. Commitment. Knowledge. Innovation. Integrity.


OEEsystems International

OEEsystems International are The OEE People. We work with the world’s most progressive Manufacturing Companies to increase capacity, reduce costs, diminish waste and drive Continuous Improvement.

Our unique record of combining our Smart Factory OEE Software, PerformOEE, with our Science of Manufacturing Methodology delivers real-time visibility, analysis and control of your manufacturing performance.



RIKON is a centre of innovation in Business Technology Management situated on the WIT campus in the heart of the South East of Ireland. We engage in academic and applied research and through our business consultancy department we specialise in solving business problems and creating commercial opportunities through pioneering research advancements across business strategy, innovation, design, operational excellence and technology optimisation.

We hire uniquely skilled individuals and from across multi- disciplines: people who have in-depth understanding of business strategy, research insights, technology and design thinking. We utilise knowledge from academia and practice to advance the state of the art and incubate the future. We are different from other firms and research centres because we bring research science to the art of business strategy and innovation.


S A Partners

S A Partners provides Enterprise Excellence Consultancy and Training to a diverse range of clients within Ireland and globally. With five Shingo Award winning publications and global recognition for thought-leadership, we can help you see what is possible.

Using our assessment tools we help you understand where you are and help you create a roadmap to get you to where you want to be. Through workshops and coaching we develop your leaders and teams, providing them with the skills and capabilities to make sustainable change.

We bring Global best practice and benchmarking to support you develop internal capabilities which are further supported by coaching and leadership training. Through our partnerships with Enterprise Ireland, the IDA, ICBE and IFS Skillnet we are able to provided funding support for our customers in their Continuous Improvement and Enterprise Excellence Journey.



TWi is an exciting high-growth company. We are a team of technical content creators and consultants supporting leading technology and life sciences companies to create the ideal end-user experience for their internal and external clients.

As knowledge transfer professionals, we are experts in:
• Technical Writing
• Translation and Localization
• Technical Writing Training
• SAP Enable Now Content Services
• Technical Writing for Emerging Technologies

We are focused on making it easy for our clients to work with us. Whether we’re working on Instructions for Use for a medical device, process documentation for developing life-saving drugs, or an online help system for a software application, we guarantee high-quality results and timely delivery. Our expert teams support clients in improving operational efficiency, sales, and customer satisfaction, reducing human/user error rates, and achieving their business objectives.


Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College’s Office of Corporate Partnership and Knowledge Exchange supports both industry engagement and the commercialisation of Trinity research. The office reaches out to industry and the business community to develop partnerships which enable industry to benefit from the world leading teaching, research and infrastructure within Trinity.

At Enterprise Excellence, we are highlighting the work of the Centre for Innovative Human Systems. This group look at Human Factors – how the human in business processes affects the outcome both positively and negatively.

Other areas of expertise are Digital Marketing, Human Resources and Supply Chain management.


University of Limerick

The University of Limerick is an independent, internationally focussed university with over 15,000 students. It is a young, energetic and enterprising with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship.
At UL we are dedicated to educating the workforce in Ireland and internationally. Our progressive programmes are fully accredited, informed by industry and designed for working professionals. Our students gain practical real-world knowledge and experience that they can apply immediately in their current roles or to their future career ambitions. Our courses combine industry relevant content and best practice techniques that are proven to improve learner’s employability. In addition to established programmes we design programmes specifically for organisations working closely with them to ensure the course is relevant, challenging and satisfies the needs of the organisation.
For the past 20 years, the University of Limerick has delivered world class quality programmes in Lean and Six Sigma and currently offers these at Introductory, Specialist Diploma, Masters Level and Doctorate level. We are also the first university in Ireland to offer executive apprenticeships at higher level and in partnership with our industry consortia across several sectors, we have developed a suite of seven apprenticeships ranging from a level 7 diploma to a level 10 doctorate in enterprise excellence and other key industry areas area.
This year we have an unprecedented amount of government funded programmes through the July Stimulus, Springboard + and Apprenticeship programmes offering up to 100% fee funding

For further queries contact helen.brown@ul.ie


Visual Management Solutions 

Visual Management Solutions are a full service sign company with an emphasis on lean management. We produce a vast range of both standard and bespoke visual management boards and accessories, streamlining your visual operations. Our experienced team are on hand to create bespoke designs to suit every individual requirement, from basic concept, through draft design and in to production. Having worked in this industry for more than thirty years, we have the experience necessary to take client instruction and reproduce sensibly to a workable, practical solution, all within tight time constraints.