Martin Powell

Martin’s career began in 1964 as a trainee Chartered Accountant, rising to Managing Partner in a West Midlands based firm where the majority of the clients were SMEs. Dissatisfied with the traditional advice on offer to help businesses improve he went looking for a different approach. Eventually he found inspiration in the book The Goal by Dr Eli Goldratt and joined the Goldratt organisation in the UK in 1994, becoming a Director in 1998. Since then he has worked with businesses in almost every sector across 30 different countries on operations, project management, supply chain, sales and marketing plus strategy and managing people – but his real passion is to help UK privately owned business, especially manufacturing, regain its competitiveness.