About Us

The PiP Story

Kevin Taylor set up PiP training in 20111 – having spent 35 years within the further education sector (predominantly within the engineering faculty and senior leadership team) he was sure that there was a market place for a specialist CI/lean provider that could combine good quality honest CI/lean training within the government funded market.

He is passionate about the customer and the learner and insists that they are at the heart of everything PiP Training does. Kevin has now amassed a team of industry experts from the field of CI/lean and government funding to meet all their customers and learners need in this specific field.

What We Strive Towards


Specialising in working with Levy paying customers that meet our high expectations and commitment to quality and engagement.


Concentrating on quality of the learning experience rather than volume - always assessing whether we have the balance right between these two elements.


To be a high quality, niche provider of continuous improvement and lean that puts our customers and learners at the heart of our business.

Our Team

Adam Mee

Curriculum and Quality Director 

I have been at Proactive in Partnership Training since the start of 2019 and I bring with me over 16 years’ curriculum and quality management experience within the FE and HE environment. During this time, I have developed a number of bespoke training programmes with large private and public sector employers.  Prior to moving into Education, I had over 15 years’ management experience in Manufacturing and Engineering. I am passionate about ongoing learning and development as it can open up so many opportunities for the individual and the organisation.

David Bygrave

Continuous Improvement Trainer

I am a professional Manufacturing Engineer with a wide range of technical and management experience. My passion is to enable learners to discover, define, improve and then deploy added-value processes within their workplace. I consult and train in developing Lean business processes and have taken over 600 learners through this journey. I was lead trainer in BIT (Business Improvement Techniques) to a client who achieved EEF (Engineering Employers Federation) National Training Award in 2012

Duncan Roberts

Commercial Director

I am an experienced Director that has worked in the training and development sector for the past 18 years. I pride myself on my knowledge of the sector and the ability to identify opportunities within the industry to benefit businesses and their employees. I love working with employers, especially within the Continuous Improvement arena, as the benefits are so obvious to all concerned and allows people to see the tangible benefits of training in this discipline.

Simon Youngs

Continuous Improvement Trainer

I have taught Lean/Continuous Improvement since 2006 where at Perkins Engines I was a Caterpillar production systems champion, From my first day of training it’s a subject that I have a passion for, the biggest kick I get is seeing the change in people and how they view their business and the improvements they achieve using the Lean tools.

Jon Howard

Lead Functional Skills Trainer

I am an experienced and qualified teacher, tutor and trainer of Mathematics, English and ICT . I have worked in both private and public sector education. My role now is within work based learning and adult apprenticeship training. My firm belief is that you are never too old to learn! My oldest learner/student managed to achieve qualifications in all 3 core subjects  at the age of 72 . I am passionate about adult learning believing that it is never too late for anyone to achieve formal qualifications. If they are willing to apply themselves to the task I am more than happy to do everything I can to help them to succeed.

Kevin Taylor

Managing Director

We established Proactive in Partnership (PiP) Training Ltd in 2011. Having worked in the manufacturing sector and then in the Further and Higher Education sector at senior levels, I wanted to create a business that was primarily sustainable and trusted by its customers to deliver a high-quality service. I am passionate about education and training that enables individuals to unlock their potential to the benefit of themselves and their employer.

Taz Mirza

Continuous Improvement Trainer

I am a versatile and enthusiastic Lean 6 Sigma black belt with a diligent approach to training, with extensive experience across a variety of business sectors that have included Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, supply chain manufacturers and Meggitt aircraft division. I am passionate about delivering training to the highest standards and have over 15 years’ experience in training with large employers.

Marian Evans

Continuous Improvement Trainer

I have been delivering Business Improvement Techniques training and leadership and management qualifications for over 15 years to adults in education, manufacturing, engineering and warehouse distribution sectors.  The experience in all these sectors has enabled me to develop a wide range of skills that are transferable across many different settings and levels and I pride myself on being flexible, adaptable and committed to ensuring that successful outcomes are achieved for all parties through motivation, inspiration and continued support and feedback

Join the PiP Team

PiP Training are always on the lookout for new trainers that can add to our portfolio of industry experienced trainers .If you are interested in exploring opportunities with PiP, please get in contact with Adam.mee@piptraining.com


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