Exhibitors 2022

Crystal Lean Solutions

Crystal Lean Solutions, formerly Crystal Business Solutions, a Limited company, was founded by Maria Ryan in early 2008. We believe that People are the Critical Success factor to compete in any business sector.

Our aim is “to develop peoples’ capability in Lean Thinking to systematically deliver results by making your job easier”.

Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies is a unique family of businesses that provides the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information. From device to edge to core to cloud, capabilities must be omnipresent and ubiquitous – and Dell Technologies plays a critical role in all of those, with the most comprehensive portfolio of validated and customized solutions designed to support 5G and edge deployments.


Ibec is Ireland’s largest lobby and business representative group. Its purpose is to help build a better, sustainable future by influencing, supporting and delivering for business success. Ibec positions are shaped by its diverse membership, which range from small to large, domestic to multinational and 39 trade associations which cover a wide range of industry sectors.

ICBE Advanced Productivity Skillnet
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.


Founded in 2002, LBSPartners is a business consultancy that provides leadership and operational excellence training that specialises in the areas of digitalisation, business excellence & strategic direction. We are guided by the LBS business transformation framework, enabling our clients to becoming a better business’.

We work closely with our clients to help them transform into the streamlined efficient operation they aspire to be. Together we do this by guiding our clients in developing skills and techniques to becoming more efficient, productive and cost effective to fulfil the value proposition they offer to their customers.

We have extensive Digital, Operational Excellence and Leadership experience in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Irish owned, indigenous companies across a number of sectors, including: manufacturing, engineering, financial services, public sector and medical devices.

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.

We are a leader in the provision of:

  • Business Transformation
  • Digital Lean
  • Change management
  • Strategy development and deployment
  • Process/operational improvements
  • Climate Action Solutions

In 2017 Joe Aherne established boutique management consulting firm, ReganStein which is redefining the management consulting sector, offering highly experienced consultants for strategic and tactical business projects.

ReganStein’s rigorously selected and “hand-picked” consultants, provide specialised, in-depth knowledge and expertise in areas that span the full supply chain. A veritable ‘one stop shop’ for business and public sector organisations in Ireland.

During 2021 Leading Edge Group created a new business offering Environmental & Energy Assessments and associated projects.

Climeaction is transforming the Climate Action solutions space through offering services to organizations of all scales. We help you navigate the challenges in taking action. Climate change is the single largest problem facing our planet, all of us, our animals, and our ecosystems.

We take a full picture approach to Climate Action, bringing together a diverse team of experts from across the industry to deliver practical and measurable results.

Climate Action is an incredibly complex business problem, as true action requires a fully integrated approach, right across the supply chain from raw materials through to the consumer and beyond.

OEE Systems

Manufacturing Managers across the world are under pressure to deliver business performance improvements for their businesses. To succeed they need to be able to analyse their performance, identify real opportunities and produce tangible business performance excellence. In most cases they are ill equipped with very basic, ineffective tools. Compounding this problem, Managers are constantly offered tools and techniques masquerading as solutions. How do we know? We’ve been there ourselves; so we have developed solutions that actually work. We want to share our solutions with the Manufacturing Community and provide you with the best Performance Improvement tools and techniques you deserve.

S A Partners

Over the last 25 years we have supported organisations across the world deliver sustainable organizational transformation programmes. We support our clients develop their internal capability and their systems, ensuring they achieve long term success.

We have a passion for improvement and we want individuals and organisations to make a positive impact and succeed. With five SHINGO award-winning publications we are also recognized as thought-leaders within the international Lean community.

SeaChange Ltd

SeaChange offers market-leading EHS consultancy, behaviour-based safety (BBS) solutions, safety culture measurement and auditing, lean risk management tools, digital safety products and bespoke safety culture programme design and delivery within multiple sectors including manufacturing, pharma, medical device, FMCG, and SMEs. Client 'safety culture' results include 80% increase in staff safety engagement; 78% decrease in LTIs; 25% increase in global audit scores and 65% increase in EHS KPIs.

SQT Training

We are a specialist provider of bespoke training programmes that help organisations become leaner, more compliant and more progressive. For over 30 years, we’ve brought the latest thinking, the leading techniques and the most experienced industry experts into ambitious organisations, large and small, throughout Ireland, the UK and beyond.

We trained some of the very first ISO Lead Auditors and many years ago we coached the earliest adopters of Lean Six Sigma.

We empower people with the capability to help their organisations reach the highest standards, maintain compliance and drive efficiency.

Our programmes are renowned for their dynamic, practical, real world approach and are built on a foundation of theory and practice that works. That’s why the likes of CRH, eBay, Glanbia, Kerry Group, Medtronic, Musgraves and Pepsi trust us to train their people – over 65,000 in 27 years.

As well as In-House programmes we run public courses in Dublin and around the country.