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Sora is Japanese for Sky; we work with Engineering & Manufacturing companies to improve the standard of Maintenance Performance by focusing on Maintenance Strategy and Technician skills development.

Sora Group about us

What We Do?

We deliver a pragmatic approach to Business Change via our Services and Training functions.

Our focus is on improving the skills of your people to improve your business performance. 
We leverage UK government funding (for Adult Skills) to support your skills capacity for manufacturing staff, technicians, and supervisory roles.     

Ian Tindle

ian tindle With a strong background in Operations and Service Improvement, Ian has built upon that foundation to gain over 10 years experience in running Business Change and Operational Excellence programmes across the UK. Ian has led change programmes within a number of sectors, and has successfully coached hundreds of staff at all levels.

Ian’s career has taken him to work across Middle, Senior Management and Director level within business. Priding himself on his flexible and pragmatic approach to people, business and change; it is this way of working that has gained him the strong reputation that he possesses.

Dave Peart

dave peart Dave Peart has worked in the field of Strategy Development and Maintenance for over 35 years. His career path took him through a traditional apprenticeship progressing to Maintenance Management with Nissan Manufacturing Ltd. During his 20 years at Nissan Dave had the opportunity to work closely with many Japanese Plants and was heavily involved in introducing tools & techniques into the UK to reduce breakdown rate and continually drive improved OEE. More recently, Dave has concentrated on developing a reliability improvement process to spread Maintenance Best Practice in the Manufacturing, Chemical and Food sectors.

Roland Thompson

roland thompsonRoland Thompson has worked in Quality Assurance for over 35 years. His career path took him through a traditional apprenticeship progressing to Quality Management with Nissan Europe and Nissan Motor Manufacturing Ltd. During his 21 years at Nissan he worked closely with Japanese Plants and European Suppliers on Quality Improvement Activities including Warranty Reduction, Concern Management and Resolution, New Model Introduction and Supplier Quality Assurance.