About Us

Hello, my name is Keith Hoey - I have a passion for improving businesses by helping them reduce costs.
I am the owner and Managing Director of Keith Hoey and Associates Limited that began life in March 2009.

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The aim is to help you improve your business, reduce your costs and help you grow. We develop and tailor an Operational Excellence strategy to suit your company

My Background:

I spent thirty-two years working in the Aluminium Industry, with over half within Operational Excellence programme development and education.
We developed and rolled out programs to companies in the USA, Australia, Russia, Hungary, Italy, Spain and, of course, the UK.

The absolute KEY to making Operational Excellence work and to gain the required improvement is to involve all the employees.
The business became successful with impressive results year on year across all the operating parameters. In total continuous improvement programs implemented across 37 countries and to 137,000 employees.
At the time of leaving Alcoa (now Arconic) I occupied the position of Manager of Alcoa Business Systems Training Manager of Global Rolled Products and Manager of the European Centre of Excellence. Since going into consultancy work, helping businesses put in place these tools.

Personal Development:

MBA - Change Management - Sheffield Hallam University,
Training completed:
TQM Trainer – provider - Philip Crosby Quality College (Richmond on Thames)
Kaizen Trainer – provider - (Nippon Light Metal Co, Nagoya, Japan. )
MRPII Implementation – Manufacturing Team Leader – Oliver Wight, Cheltenham)
SPC Instructor – British Alcan Lynemouth, Northumberland UK

Speaker & Conferences:

I've been a keynote speaker at several major events and conferences. These include:

  • The International Maintenance Management Conference at the International Conference and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  • Maintech Conference, NEC Birmingham, UK.
  • Alcoa Global ABS Conference, Davenport, Iowa, USA.
  • The Oliver Wight Proven Path Club UK.
  • Aston University –Business School – TPM Presentation

Featured Publications:

Contributor to: “The Route to Maintenance Best Practice - A Casebook of Industrial Success Stories” By Sandy Petrie

Lessons Learned:

One of the most important lessons that I have learned is that it pays to keep things simple!

No jargon, no acronyms - only a simple common-sense approach. We want employee involvement. That's why we keep things simple.

We work with any business of any size –these include writing wills, selling houses or building motor cars.

Sectors we have worked with:

We've implemented training programmes across these business sectors over the past 11 years.

  • Aluminium Manufacture in Saudi Arabia
  • International Automotive Suppliers (plastic exterior panels – UK, Czech Republic, France.
  • Hospitality Industry – Pubs and Restaurants UK.
  • Military Bridge Building – Lancashire UK
  • Aluminium Smelting - Romania
  • Aluminium Casting - Romania
  • Aluminium Rolled Products – Romania
  • Retail Shops (UK)

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