"Your Success is our Passion"

Telephone: +44 (0)1284 788060

Pikarla was founded in 2010 by a team of like minded people, with a passion to help businesses excel. Our team has decades of experience as directors within manufacturing and consultancy, enabling us to have an excellent affinity with your people. We recognise the pressures of day to day running whilst undertaking step change improvements. Pikarla always provide the appropriate level of support for your team on this challenging journey.

Success drives motivation and the Pikarla team is highly proficient at ensuring your people meet and excel their goals.

Pikarla provide suitable systems, tools and training to enable your team to deliver successful change programmes. We pride ourselves on working effectively alongside you, helping and mentoring through these challenging times.


Pikarla supports and drives the pace of change, always delivering results on time in full.

Our favourable returns on investment give our clients confidence in the services we offer. We have the experience to walk the walk and talk the talk and have an excellent track record of creating successful sustainable partnerships.

Telephone: +44 (0)1284 788060 Email: enquiries@pikarla.com

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David Hale
Manufacturing Analyst

30 Years Operational Experience
16 Years Consultancy Experience

Specialist in Toyota Production System, worked for Japanese Manufacturer Kawasaki

TPM Specialist; a qualified JIPM Instructor authoried to consult, train & facilitate TPM. Has introduced into many leading UK companies.

Kaizen Facilitator

Changeover - guarantees to Halve Changeover Times on an Process!

Specialist in working with coaching & mentoring Operating Teams

Extensive European experience

Big Ride expert at Theme Parks. Enjoys the thrill of cross channel sailing and all sports. Trying to learn Polish

Mike Shelton (founder)
MSc / BEng

Over 18 years as business leader, successfully managing change, expansion and consolidation programs.

Extensive experience in business turnaround.

Dedicated to building Pikarla’s reputation of successfully partnering businesses, to drive and deliver significant bottom line savings.

BEng Mechanical Engineering

MSc Engineering Design

Sector experience in Food; Oil; Steel fabrication; Aerospace; Automotive; Packaging; Facilities Management Services

Interests: Classic car enthusiast, enjoys sports, travel and Music

Vince Andrew

28 years operations Experience

20 years Director and 5 Years in consultancy

Turnaround Expert

Key Strengths in operational strategy, waste reduction and supply chain development

Extensive experience in successful business relocation, consolidation and new build (Green and brown site development)

BEd Physical Education teachers training and ex semi-pro footballer

Sector experience in Food; Steel manufacturing (light / heavy); Plastics; Wood; Electronics

Interests: A keen sportsman who enjoys golf and cricket and avid rugby supporter (Wales)

Sam Moodliar

25 Years Operations Experience

15 Years senior management within the Chemical Industry & 8 Years consulting in the UK, USA and South Africa (Fluent in Afrikaans)

Continuous improvement expert with strong management and technical skills

Key Strengths in delivering successful Energy and Carbon reduction programmes

Extensive experience in facilitating root cause analysis and project managing new technologies to reduce waste and carbon.

BSc Hon Chemistry, MBA Strategic financial Management, 6 Sigma Black belt 12 years, ISO140001

Sector experience in Petrochemicals; Biofuels; Food; Aerospace; Paper; Plastics

Interests include chess; athletics; rugby; microbrewing

Carla Soper
BA Hons

22 years operations Experience

10 years Factory Manager and 2 Years in consultancy

Training and development expert within the food sector

Key Strengths in team development and good manufacturing practices

Extensive experience in developing and supporting operational teams through continuous improvement programmes

BA Hons Geography and NEBOSH Level 3 certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Sector experience in Food

Interests: A keen tennis player enjoys travel, walking, flower arranging and spending time with the family

Stuart McIntyre Edmiston Glasgow

Stuart McIntyre EdmistonA highly experience and successful Management Consultant, who has worked within and alongside the change management industry since 1989.

Specific consultancy assignment industries include food manufacture, processing, light manufacturing, service sector (facilities provision), Vehicle leasing and maintenance.

Consultancy positions held- Project Manager, Senior Project Manager and Operations Director.

Worked alongside the change industry to design and factory build, together with design, installation of process, and recruitment/training of an entire workforce (Business Development Manager to Site director)

Senior Interim management positions held in food processing (Manufacturing Manager) and Pharmaceutical (Operations Director)

Interests: Hill walking, Golf and general fitness

Ahmad Sheikholeslami

Ahmad Sheikholeslami28 years operational experience
22 years consultancy experience

Results driven professional with a structured approach to delivering change and business improvements

Specialist in Operational, Engineering and Warehouse management system development and implementation

Consistent track record of substantial performance increases in profitability, productivity, capacity and customer service

Extensive experience in food, manufacturing, printing, packaging, utility, electrical and electronics sectors

MSc in Manufacturing Management

Enjoy travelling, keep fit and mind sports

The Team