The WBS Team, Specialists in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Transformation

WBS Group are based in Wantage, Oxfordshire. We have a core team of highly selected individuals, with a growing team of additional alliance partners and specialist consultants.

The first prerequisite for joining the WBS team is a practical, hands-on knowledge and experience of your subject. You also have to have a passion for investigation, constructive tinkering, and problem solving.

Joe Turnbull

Founder and Chairman

Joe has more than 25 years experience in manufacturing and supply chain, during which time he has built million square foot distribution facilities, re-built factories, closed factories and dealt with the full spectrum of supply chain issues, from post-merger integration to software implementation. Email Joe

WBS Group Consultants

Gavin Bridges

Senior Consultant

Gavin is a highly experienced performance improvement and programme/project manager. Working experience in ERP Systems includes: JDA Inventory Optimiser, Sage 500, SAP and many more. Gavin has an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, is a Chartered Engineer, and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He also holds an EITB Fellowship in Manufacturing Management.

Sophie Breslin

Senior Consultant

Sophie is a Lean Process & Systems Designer; a strategic thinker, able to use own initiative within challenging environments to get results. A positive communicator and coach whose key strengths include having strong analytical skills combined with a practical approach to successfully solving operational problems, achieving ‘right first time’ production. Key skills include: MOD Security Clearance (through Rolls Royce), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Business Systems & Process Analysis and more.

Mary Bowling

Senior Consultant

A Manufacturing and People Manager with over 20 years varied experience that includes team, budget, process and project management. A change agent who uses lean principles to quickly assess a process, and the problems associated, and then implement changes using lean tools and techniques to improve overall efficiency. Experienced leader in operations planning, supply chain logistics and procurement set up.

Gerald Sutton

Senior Consultant

Gerald is an experienced Senior Consultant with in-depth knowledge of the retail sector. Gerald has completed several performance improvement projects in manufacturing, warehousing and logistics and understands how these aspects of a business interact and interlink both in terms of processes and systems.