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Event - Delivering Operational & Financial Productivity

Performance not Perception

Delegates will learn how to effectively identify opportunities to improve productivity to increase competitiveness as well as drive up profitability


The workshop will help delegates understand how to identify, target and deliver increased productivity. The workshop will show delegates how to use productivity gains as a way to assist long-term competitiveness not just short-term profitability.


UK organisations have a significant productivity problem. Overall, there is a 40% gap between the productivity of the UK and its principal competitors, such as the USA, Germany and France.

With global competition and an increasing threat from developing nations like China and India, all organisations must be constantly searching for improvements in productivity not only to improve short-term profitability but also to secure their long-term health and competitiveness.

Participants and Benefits

This workshop will be suitable for any manager who has responsibility, whether directly or indirectly, for increasing productivity in its broadest sense.

At the end of the workshop participants can expect to be able to:

Workshop Facilitators

The workshop will be facilitated by Neil Loxley and Paul Oliver.

Neil LoxleyNeil Loxley has 15 years experience of delivering change and has literally delivered hundreds of millions of pounds in savings. Neil also has an MSc in Manufacturing Management.

A former missile engineer, Neil is an expert at implementation planning and execution. A former senior manager with Celerant Consulting, Neil has a strong track record in ensuring benefits are delivered.

Paul Oliver, a former BT director of strategy and development, will facilitate the workshop. He worked with BT for 18 years, having held a range of line management and staff positions.

Paul is a research associate with the Advanced Institute of Management Research, a member of international advisory committee for Learning, Organizing and Complexity as part of the International Conference on Complexity and Society and is also a non-executive director of a number of small businesses. He is an alumnus of the Strategic Leadership Programme at Templeton College, Oxford, has a degree in Business Studies from Middlesex University Business School and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Course Content

The workshop lasts one day and will include the principles of operationally managing productivity, the principles of financial management of productivity and how to exploit productivity from operations, sales and general administrative costs and from the capital of the business.

The programme will include case histories and a “clinic” for delegates to discuss the issues they have with their own organisation with Conduco's experts.

Programme Details

If you wish to enrol for the programme or want more details please email, complete the contact form or call 01895 834994.

The cost of the programme is £395 per delegate, (excluding VAT).

Client Feedback From Previous Conduco Programmes

“Very thought provoking session that included immediately actionable tools”

“Many, many thanks for an incredibly professional and helpful workshop”

“Powerful model, excellent, insightful”

“I am glad I came and I’ve decided to use the approach for refashioning my unit”

“Great for SMEs and small businesses…even more so for big organisations”





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