Oxfordshire: ELS Business Training awarded Lean Six Sigma accreditation

Harwell-based ELS Business Training (ELS) has become the first accredited training organisation to be awarded APMG’s new Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification. 

ELS CEO Cath Convery said: “There are very few academic certifications which recognise Lean Six Sigma to national standards. We were delighted when APMG developed this course as we believe Lean principles are becoming both popular and relevant to all kinds of organisations.”

Lean Six Sigma is a management approach to business performance improvement that has blended the two individual specialisms of Lean and Six Sigma. While Lean focuses on speed, efficiency and taking waste out of a process, Six Sigma focuses on being effective and eliminating errors. Together they can greatly improve an organisation’s performance by providing a structured approach to resolving problems.

Richard Pharro, CEO of APMG, the certification’s awarding body, said: “APMG is committed to bringing new products to market that suit the needs of professional people working in all kinds of disciplines. We are delighted that ELS has seen the market for Lean Six Sigma grow and we expect in time that this certification will prove to be extremely popular.”

ELS is an Oxford-based training company with knowledge and experience in the project, change, training design and risk management fields. Staffed by a core of training, counter-threat, risk and project management specialists – all respected experts in their respective fields – the company provides specialist training packages to customers both in the UK and worldwide in the public and private sectors.