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Bon Bon Buddies was founded in 1993 and is today recognised as Europe’s leading provider of character confectionary to over forty countries worldwide. The company has developed its own brand confectionary and also boasts an exciting portfolio of licenses including Disney, Spiderman, Barbie and One Direction to name but a few.

During late 2014 and early 2015 Bon Bon Buddies sought training that would help up-skill their workforce, reinforce previous training, promote career development and ultimately gain competitive advantage.Dr John R. Thomas delivered a Project Management and FMEA course to almost half of our UK based employees.

Prior to John delivering this training he took the time to understand BBB’s business strategy and more importantly our desired outcome.

John’s wealth of knowledge and experience was reflected in the exemplary feedback received from all employees who attended these courses.The impact of the training John facilitated resulted not only in an improvement of project management techniques of those who underwent the courses, but can be seen across the business as a whole.”

Maria Sparrow

HR Manager, Bon Bon Buddies

I have known John Thomas for over 20 years and have worked with him as a colleague and also as a customer. John has a comprehensive knowledge of the tools and techniques of a variety of Continuous Improvement methodologies and is comfortable working with people throughout an organisation from boardroom to shop floor.
John’s ability to translate the sometimes opaque academic speak used in some of these methodologies into common sense, practical actions which can make a huge difference to performance have helped him to build up an impressive track record with his customers, many of whom have worked with him over a long period of time.
In addition to being able to make a real impact, John’s affable personality helps him to fit in quickly into the teams he works with.
I would have no hesitation in recommending John to help a business to move forward to a brighter and more successful future.

Mr. John McManus

Senior Consultant , Efeso Consulting

We were introduced to 5S methodology  by Dr John Thomas of Dr. John R, Thomas Associates  consultancy. The project is in its early stages and is now starting to gather momentum. The results are evident and are having a positive impact across the factory.

We are regularly audited by our customers and we hope that as well as improving safety and efficiency, we hope that we have a positive impact on our customers.

Mr. Martin Topps

HR Manager, Roberts of Port Dinorwic.

I had the great privilege of working for Dr John in my very early days as a Manager whils working for DS Smith. His skills are varied but his ability to problem solve and remove barriers were at the forefront for me. John is a very inspirational man to work with and for, he takes great pride in developing businesses as well as the people within, or as John would say – ‘ your greatest asset’ His improvement strategies and tools have stayed with me throughout my career as they have with others. I would recommend Dr John in a heartbeat, he always delivers in his own unique and charismatic way.

Mr. Colin Preece

Director of Operations, Pristine Condition Ltd

We started working with John Thomas 4 months ago & are already beginning to bear the benefits from sessions we have had with regards to increased productivity & waste reduction. His enthusiastic and simple terminology has been key to the successfully sign on by all our employees – giving empowerment to the operators we have seen changes come from within the groups. We are looking forward to further sessions where we will be targeting specific areas.

Mr. Alex Mulvenny

Managing Director , Labelgraphics, Glasgow:

During my time as Head of HR at S4C John provided management training to the staff over a number of years. His style and approach meant that he was always popular and therefore delivered the required results. He quickly understood the business requirements and was able to adapt his experience in order to achieve S4C’s specific requirements in relation to management training

Ms. Kay Walters

Head of HR , S4C

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