Steve Tickle

Founder and Director


Phone: +44 (0) 151 626 2722

Mobile: +44 (0) 7920 774 984

I am a founding Director of Henkan with over 35+ years of industry experience of which 15 years have been spent in business transformation consultancy. I am passionate about developing people and processes that on many occasions requires a persistent but patient approach to ultimate delver success.

The foundation of my career was developed within the FMCG / Food industries in chemical engineering and applied chemistry. I became responsible for leading TPM and TQM within a flagship site for a global manufacturer plus mentoring across the business group. In addition, I diversified in to packaging innovation within the end to end supply chain.

As a consultant I consider myself as an expert in the application of TPM and change management from shop floor to senior management. I have consulted at the highest level within a number of ‘Blue Chip’ global organisations within a wide variety of industries including heavy industry and pharmaceutical.

I passionately believe that to realise a successful change management programme, full engagement of people at all levels in the organisation is key. Therefore my focus in any deployment is about inspiring and building belief and enthusiasm in the programme through their success. I therefore like to work closely with clients, through coaching and mentoring, to understand their challenges and guide them to build their confidence to develop effective and sustainable practical solutions in often difficult circumstances.

I enjoy sailing and the way gives you an opportunity to reflect and revitalise. I also enjoy the freedom and exploration that European road trips in my open top car provide during my vacations. Maybe see you on the road some day!!!

The Henkan Team have made a significant contribution to the progressive success of the Heineken TPM programme over the last 3 years. As a valued partner for change, they have supported us through the transfer of their knowledge and experience using a practical, passionate and engaging approach.

Christopher Kerr

Global TPM Director – Heineken


We are continuous improvement consultants who possess the necessary cultural insight, soft skills and business acumen required to work in a global environment.

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Heineken Training Support – Trinidad

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March 2017