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Strategic Partnerships

S A Partners has developed a number of strategic partnerships and affiliations with organisations that enable us to significantly add value for our customers.

Licensed Shingo Institute Affiliate

S A Partners are an affiliate of the Shingo Institute, who are home of the Shingo prize. The Shingo Prize was created twenty-five years ago, at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business of Utah State University as a way to recognise great organisations and to set a standard toward which the world may aspire. It is now globally recognised as the benchmark for Enterprise Excellence. During this journey, the Shingo Institute has experienced and learned many valuable and powerful things.

Cardiff University and the Lean Competency System

S A Partners was established in 1993 by Prof. Peter Hines whilst he was still active in the Lean Enterprise Research Centre (LERC) at Cardiff University. The Lean Competency System is an internationally recognised lean qualifications framework for practitioners which is accredited through Cardiff University. Our training courses and consultants are accredited to deliver training from LCS Levels 1a to 2b and formally assess, certify and support candidates across all levels : 1a through to Level 3 – strategic, owing to the formal qualifications and capabilities of our team.

Approved Blanchard Channel Partner

The Ken Blanchard Companies® are a world renowned management training organisation, and S A Partners are now pleased to announce that we have become an ‘Approved Blanchard Channel Partner’ and are proud to offer the much coveted Situational Leadership® II and First-time Manager training for the UK, Ireland and US regions only.

Onsite Insights Global

Onsite Insights is a programme of best practice visits to award winning companies. It is designed to provide delegates with direct contact to people and teams that have created and sustained improvement. It gives delegates invaluable insights into how success happens and m ore importantly how to make it stick. Over 10,000 people have attended these visits with 96% stating they identified ideas that would benefit their business. We have chosen to partner with Onsite as we believe people respond to people and seeing what good can look like is an essential element in securing collaboration when running a change programme. Please use the link below to visit the site and book yourself onto a visit.


SoundWave® is a set of practices and online diagnostics that analyse preferred styles of speech and build ‘skilful dialogue’ in programme participants. It generates learnable insights into the relationship between how we talk and how we think and feel.


We are partners with digital transformation powerhouse NINTEX. The partnership will support S A Partners to deliver it’s world class transformation and training solutions with digital capability.


The TWI Institute has served clients in North America and around the globe since 2002, and weare pleased to announce that the TWI Institute have formed a partnership with S A Partners.

 Leadership Skills & Training

Leadership Skills & Training

Find out how we can support your Leadership & Continuous Improvement Programmes.

Systems Consulting

Systems Consulting

Supporting your organisation to achieve Enterprise Excellence.

Latest Resources

Latest Resources

S A Partners continues to invest in industry research to support our customers.

Events & Workshops

Events & Workshops

Supporting your learning Journey - delivering workshops and Shingo Prize guidance