Central Bedfordshire Productivity Programme

Central Bedfordshire Productivity Programme

The University of Bedfordshire is proud to be part of a new programme, supporting local businesses looking to attract new investment and achieve accelerated growth by focusing on productivity, innovation & research.

Working together with the Central Bedfordshire Council, boosting skills and productivity through knowledge exchange and skills provision, the programme will attract new investment, deliver quicker growth, create more jobs - building a foundation on the proven Lean Six Sigma methodology

Providing one of the delegates is at a senior level, eligible businesses can take advantage of up to four spaces on our Lean-focused training programme, enabling them to obtain certification for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course.

Who is it for?

Central Bedfordshire Productivity Programme is aimed at high-growth, ambitious organisations:

  • Companies based in Central Bedfordshire locality
  • Companies investing in R&D
  • Companies involved in export
  • Companies thinking more strategically about productivity as a route to long-term growth

Benefits to your business

  • Upskilled staff across the region
  • New product and process ideas
  • Routes to new funding and inward investment
  • Business growth and waste decline

What you will get

All Staff Productivity

Your company can send delegates at any level onto our certified 2-day productivity course - Lean Thinking.

Management Training

Senior Leaders, Directors, Operations or Production Managers can then attend certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for that in-depth knowledge.

Bespoke Workshops

Led by regional experts, your company can join a small group of SMEs with similar challenges to discover existing solutions to a number of productivity themes, such as:

  • Staffing, Quality and Legislation
  • Tools and Technology Adoption
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Value from Data

Bespoke Consultancy

Your company can then have 20 hours of 1-2-1 consultancy with an academic expert from the University of Bedfordshire to, putting together an action plan to resolve your challenges.

In-depth Consultancy

Should you then require a more in-depth support, your company could benefit from 5 days of 1-2-1 consultancy from our academic, developing ideas which could lead to new jobs, products, or grant funding.

Funding Support

Your company could benefit from grant funding to help with things like bringing in new tools such as CRM, ISO9001, ISO14001; or additional expert consultancy.

Lean Thinking Course (2-day course)

  • October 19th & 20th
  • October 26th & 27th
  • November 9th & 10th
  • November 23rd & 24th
  • December 7th & 8th
  • January 11th & 12th
  • January 25th & 26th
  • February 8th & 9th
  • February 22nd & 23rd
  • March 8th & 9th
  • March 22nd & 23rd

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course (4-day course)

(Providing all participants have completed the Lean Thinking days):


December 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th


January 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st

What's next?

To get on the programme at NO COST, please fill in the simple form below.

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