MEET OUR TEAM
MEET OUR TEAM
Rob Johnson, Senior Associate Consultant
A former Managing Director of a highly successful HR Consultancy Rob has worked with a range of iconic brands and high growth clients to develop their leadership capability, including Warburtons, JCB, Gymshark, DPD, Greencore, JLT, Bentley Motors. Nichols Foods (Vimto). Notably, in his time working with Nichols, Rob’s leadership delivery was recognized with a National Business Award for outstanding People Development.
In addition to Leadership Development, Rob’s passion lies in Performance Management and he has an MSc in Performance Management from Leicester University.
In keeping with the core principles of 4Box methodology, whether with groups or in his impactful 121 coachings, Rob has an excellent reputation for keeping things simple and providing highly practical support for the Leaders he supports, enabling them to seamlessly transfer their learning back into their role.
Edwin Williams, Senior Associate Consultant
Edwin has over 40 years of experience working for BAE Systems in the aviation industry, as an Engineer, Training & Development Manager and Quality Leader.
He was the Learning and Development subject matter expert within the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) for several years and was the World Team Leader in the development of the globally recognized standard for competence management in the aviation industry.
NASA, amongst other leading organizations in global aviation & Defense industries for many years have used Edwin’s work as industry quality benchmark.
In recent years Edwin has continued to share his exceptional Learning & Quality expertise in the construction, food and telecoms industry.
Outside of work, Edwin is an artist of some repute and has had his work exhibited. When time allows, he is invited by some of the world’s largest Cruise liners to deliver enrichment lectures and this passion for teaching also helps him raise much-needed funds for a local Hospice and several other charities.
Robert Taylor, Senior Associate Consultant
Specialisms: Manufacturing, Toyota Production System (TPS), Coaching & mentoring in Operational excellence, Maintenance and Engineering Strategic transformation, New Product Introduction, CAPEX management and Toyota Obeya Project Management
Robert has over 35 years of experience with lean and manufacturing. A world class engineering lean consultant who has worked for Toyota in UK, European HQ and Japan as well as other global blue chip organisations including BAE Systems, and Stanley Black & Decker. As a founding member of the Toyota Engineering group in Europe, he had responsibility for supporting the recruitment and establishing a team of over 250 manufacturing engineers to deliver the rapid expansion of Toyota Manufacturing across Europe.
In consulting since 2010 Robert has worked across many sectors in many countries, utilising various lean principles & tools. He now focuses primarily on delivering business problem solving and improvements in Engineering, New Product Introduction (NPI), CAPEX, Project Management (PM) and Maintenance functions through leadership coaching as well as ‘hands on’ mentoring and technical support.
Outside of work, Bobby enjoys running having successfully ran four London marathons for charity. Other interests include golf, supporting local grassroots sports, and recently taking an active interest in National Hunt racing.
John Barratt, Senior Associate Consultant
Specialism: Executive Coaching, Recruitment, Leadership, Senior Team Development, Culture Change
Prior to working as a consultant John worked in HR and change management roles with Unilever and Laporte Industries, gaining first-hand experience in leading business improvement initiatives. He has over twenty years consultancy experience with Wickland Westcott, Cap Gemini and running his own consultant business. Johns clients include world renowned profit (branded) and not for profit organisations: Colgate Palmolive, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Damart, Hitachi, John West, Levi Strauss, Parker Hannifin, PZ Cussons, Wembley Stadium, Bridgestone and Burger King.
John is highly experienced in assessing and coaching though management levels and at Board level to help people achieve their potential, improve their performance, and renew their commitment. John is naturally calm, considered and highly pragmatic and takes a “whole person” approach to coaching. John actively avoids jargon and the esoteric. He is a Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of People Development, author of the critically acclaimed book “Timeless Management” and in his spare time still competes internationally in Athletics (Track & Field)
Martin Crump, Senior Associate Consultant
Following a background in Manufacturing and R&D, Martin Crump has spent over twenty years as a training and development professional working at a strategic level with leaders within organizations
He has coached and trained people across a wide variety of sectors including BAE Systems, Babcock Marine, B&Q, Imerys Minerals, John West, The NHS and Local Government Heads of service.
Martin has also worked closely with a large number of high growth SMEs and organizations in the Charity sector.
Martin has taught Management Development at Manchester Metropolitan University and is an NLP Master Practitioner and Certified NLP Master Trainer. Recently, he co-authored ‘’How to Build an Ark’ A guide to project leadership in the 21st century.’ And ‘Evolve or Die. The ultimate self-help book.’
Martin is committed to facilitating the realization of the potential of individuals, and through those individuals the potential of organizations they are part of.
Simon Kerevan – Senior Associate Consultant
Specialisms: Recruitment Assessment, Design and delivery, Competency Design, 360`facilitation, Assessment & Development Centres, Sales Coaching
Simon started his corporate career as a senior consultant at SHL working with some of the largest companies in the world.
In 2007 Simon established his own consulting firm and for the past 11 years has been designing and delivering impactful interventions to such companies as Sellafield, MoneySupermarket.com, Ecolab, DuPont, Channel 4.
Simon’s real passion is recruitment and the use of objective assessment methodologies. He firmly believes in the practical application of assessment across all roles can add real bottom line value to any organisation.
Working with large & successful organizations has provided Simon a unique insight into how to transfer best practice smartly into ambitious smaller and mid-size organization’s seeking high impact, but fit for purpose solutions.
Simon’s highly skilled work embodies the spirit of 4Box methodology, of making great strategy simple.
Joanne Turner, Talent Consultant
Joanne has a career spanning 25 years. She started her career as Career Advisor/Graduate Placement Officer in the public sector. She naturally moved into Project Management, partnering with local universities around talent and enterprise and delivered successfully in this area for many years. Whether it’s working with SME’s or large international Blue Chip companies Joanne always supports, nurtures and drives the best talent to industry.
Her passion around communication and putting people together to support one another has helped her establish a fantastic network of loyal customers , Joanne is absolutely passionate about adding real value to everyone she works with and is 4Box’s role model for customer excellence.
She has a son who is about to start university and a daughter in primary school, both keep her busy out of work with their activities. Joanne keeps her skills up to date and continues with study. She enjoys singing in a local choir and bringing people together.
Steve Beck, Senior Associate Consultant
Specialisms: Project Management, High-Performance Teams, Business Partnering, Mergers and Acquisitions, Talent Process and Coaching.
Steve has over 25 years of senior HR experience in positions as Group HR Director, HR Director and Head of HR in such businesses as Kerry Foods, Dunbia, and Nichols plc. Since 2016, Steve has been consulting, working with clients nationally and internationally leading project management, acquisitions, and change programmes.
In his career, Steve has been a member of every Executive team in all the businesses he has worked for. Leading significant projects across multi-disciplined and multi-site operations including areas such as recruitment, talent, ethical trade, strategy development and deployment and business transformation, labour optimization, change management and HR excellence in continuous improvement and lean environments. He combines an excellent strategic grasp on how HR can contribute effectively to the achievement of business goals with a very practical approach to turning good intentions into tangible reality. Described by his peers as a “real people” person, Steve has expertise in building relationships with ease and quickly getting to grips with issues and solutions in a variety of contexts. He brings challenge and support to enable change and his style and application exemplify the essence of the 4Box methodology.
Outside of work, Steve has been a guitarist with his successful band, formed in 2001 and is a keen golfer and photographer.