Start-up optimises business processes to boost SME growth

Dedicated consultancy launches in Fife to help businesses become more profitable by reducing operational costs

Two manufacturing industry stalwarts, whose mantra is ‘goodbye spreadsheets, hello productivity’, have joined forces in Fife to save SMEs time and money.
Alison Graham and Thomas Adams, who are both formerly of FMC Technologies, have more than 50 years’ combined industry expertise in manufacturing, oil and gas, information technology, supply chain, engineering and electronics. Through process automation, they have already saved one project more than 8,000 hours in manual data entry.  The global improvement project also stands to save an estimated £8 million a year.
They are the founders of Upturn Consulting Ltd, which has newly launched to help SMEs boost productivity and make significant cost savings by applying their skills to optimise business processes.
Their new venture – an innovative start-up specialising in business optimisation – is the first dedicated consultancy of its kind in the east of Scotland.
The duo’s combined business skills, which lie in finance, IT, project management and Lean Six Sigma, have already taken multiple projects from conception, through design, development and implementation – enabling significant business savings and, ultimately, growth.
After joining forces to pool their expertise, Graham and Adams are hoping to buck the trend of what people believe is possible with Process and Systems Improvement  as well as enabling SME growth in the region and across the east of Scotland.
They are particularly keen to hear from businesses in the manufacturing and food and drink, as well as public, sectors who would like to boost productivity, improve processes and reduce operational costs.
If you are interested in a free consultation to find out how Upturn Consulting can help your business, email
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