My name is Paul Coates.
I have spent more than 20 years in large Corporations, where I had the opportunity to learn about best in class processes and had responsibilities that on reflection I probably should not have had, but it gave me the opportunity to be involved in just about every aspect of Manufacturing, Supply Chain, R&D as well as Customer Services. No matter what I was asked to do, I always said yes, even if I had no idea of how to do the task and somehow I managed to always achieve what was needed (Sometimes only just!!)
Via some wonderful people, who initially provided coaching and subsequently became amongst my closest friends, I was able to build on these experiences and become a great leader too.
Possibly as a consequence of these things, have been lucky enough to have lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and the USA, during which time I have set up, improved and (Regrettably, when required ) closed facilities too.
Since then, I have worked in smaller companies. I have successfully adapted Corporate World Class Processes to make them right sized and effective within an SME environment.
More recently I have had the opportunity to be responsible for and turned around both IT and R&D departments.
If you’d like to know a bit more about me then take a look at my Linkedin profile.
Best Regards Paul