Member News - Manchester-Based Consultants Altremis Ltd Shortlisted for Prestigious North of England Excellence Award

October 11, 2011, Manchester, England, /PRNewswire/ --

Business improvement consultancy Altremis Ltd has been nominated to receive the 'Lean Award' at this year's North of England Excellence Awards ceremony.  The nomination is the result of its successful work with client First Recruitment Group and helping them to overcome business challenges.  

Within weeks of implementing Altremis' training and consultancy programme, First Recruitment Group was able to cut the time it takes to recruit new employees for its customers by 60%.  It has also transformed the way they use quality management within the business. They are now focussed on improving processes for the long-term and monitoring results in order to continuously improve the service delivered to customers. In the recruitment industry efficiency and great service are paramount, and this has given First Recruitment Group a significant advantage over its competitors.  

George Forrest, Managing Director of Altremis Ltd, said, 'In the current economic climate both public and private sectors are under pressure to become more efficient and save money.  The approach we took with First Recruitment Group has delivered that and more.  We have also proven that tools and techniques usually only found in engineering and manufacturing can be successfully applied to the service sector and achieve great results.

'I'm really proud that all the team's hard work has been recognised and rewarded with a nomination for this prestigious award,' he added.

Since the company was formed in 2009 Altremis has become a leading business improvement consultancy working with clients across the North West.  The company is acknowledged for the innovative approach it takes to improve the effectiveness of businesses.  In particular Altremis uses Six Sigma and Lean improvement methods, traditionally used in manufacturing, and applies them to service industries.  

Now in its 18th year, the North of England Excellence Awards is one of the most important and influential annual business events.  Altremis Ltd is one of 24 organisations selected as a finalist and the shortlist includes nominees from public, private and voluntary sectors based throughout the North.  Winners will be announced at the awards dinner on Thursday 10 November at Lancashire Cricket Club.

About Altremis Ltd

Altremis Ltd was formed in 2009 and specialises in providing Lean Six Sigma and quality management training, project support and consultancy services.  The company works with clients to develop a sustainable and structured approach to managing people, processes and business performance.  As a result Altremis helps ensure the right improvement techniques are in place so businesses can grow, reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction, and gain significant competitive advantage.

George Forrest Managing Director
Altremis Ltd
Address: 82 King Street, Manchester, M2 4WQ
Mobile: +44(0)773-967-9284
Telephone: +44(0)161-935-8021
Fax: +44(0)161-935-8001  
Email: info@altremis.co.uk
Website: http://www.altremis.co.uk