Who are The Lean Practice?

We are "THE" Lean consultancy that helps you build better results that last.

We help you to unite your teams, so they won't be denied what they seek. We help you help them to constantly explore new ways of working, making every day better. We help you set up your organisation to go out on the front foot and attack all the opportunities around you.

We do this with some simple lean practices that you can easily adopt. Practices that will change the way you think. Thinking that ensures you act rightly and timely. Actions that create a positive ripple effect and a legacy of improvement.

We help you evolve as a leader, so you can evolve your team and your organisation.

This means getting down to the real work and dealing with the real issues in you, your team and your organisation.

If you are ready to partner with experts who will dig deep into the real issues facing your business, and brave enough to take meaningful action – we want to work with you.


We make common sense. a common practice.

through uncommon discipline

Our Team

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Aaron Penwill

Managing Director and Head of Performance

Aaron is Lean Practice Ltd Managing Director and Head of Performance. He's spent over 15 years leading transformation programmes for FTSE 250 organisations. Former Global Learning and Development Leader for De La Rue and Continuous Improvement Director for Balfour Beatty Plc. 

He's a speaker on the Vistage circuit. Regularly speaks at Disrupt HR, PMI and Constructing Excellence. He is a go to person for lean and agile practices.

He's a proud dad of two adorable children. He's an avid runner and adventurer having completed epic events like the Marathon Des Sables and the 10peaks race.


Sallie Brodie

Head of client and business support

Sallie is our customer-centric, mother hen of organisations. She has extensive customer facing experience. Lived and worked internationally.

At the Lean Practice, Sallie ensures that all of our clients have everything they need, as well as supporting our wider team.

Away from work, Sallie loves to spend time with her son, and anyone else who needs her assistance. 

What people say about working with us…

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Our Academy


This is where we build your capability and capacity to deliver Lean Practices in your organisation. A purposeful, functional space to enhance learning transfer. Whilst the majority of “Lean” is learnt by applying it in the real world, this space allows for knowledge and skill building and the retrospection and introspection required to accelerate and sustain your implementation.

The Lean Practice Academy

8 Forest Farm Business Park,
Fulford, YORK, YO19 4RH

The academy is based just outside of the beautiful historic city of York. 20minutes from York train station. 2.5hrs from London. 40minutes from Leeds/Bradford Airport.


Associates and Partners

A robust supply chain ready to help

We have created a supply chain of preferred associates and partner organisations who help us optimise value to our clients and help us flex up to meet client demand.

All have unique skills and a relentless drive to help businesses thrive.


Ready to work with us?

Transform your organisation with The Lean Practice.

Our experience is the perfect match for your organisation.

Unite your teams. Explore improved ways of doing things. Attack the opportunities around you.