Carol Newcombe

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    Carol has worked in the quality management, process improvement and major project management areas for the last ten years, latterly as a consultant. Before that, she spent 15 years working in sales, marketing and customer relationship management. During this time she mixed hands-on management with strategic advisory roles.

    Carol’s long and successful career in the UK Post Office covered roles such as major account management in the aggressively competitive parcels market and the development and implementation of Business Excellence programmes in various parts of the organisation. She played a major part in the review of the size, structure and role of the corporate headquarters and project managed the introduction of a major new service into the Post Office Counters network of over 15000 outlets.

    Carol has worked directly with the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) on  a European wide strategic benchmarking project. She also has experience as an Assessor and Senior Assessor for various regional quality awards.

  • Areas of specialism

    Carol has had involvement with the British Quality Foundation (BQF) and European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) and is a member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing. More recently she has been involved with ISO management systems standards. Her specialisms include:

    • EFQM Excellence Model
    • Customer Relationship
    • Business Process Re-engineering
    • Process Mapping
    • Project Management (e.g. PRINCE II)
    • Problem Solving Tools & Techniques (e.g. Cause and Effect, PEST analysis, etc.)
    • ISO 9001 and 14001
  • Industry experience

    Carol has worked in a number of industries and sectors including:

    • Warehousing and Distribution
    • Education
    • Public sector
    • Housing and Construction
  • Qualifications and training

    • Bsc
    • Diploma in Management Studies
    • Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma
    • Member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing
    • Assessor for the London Excellence Awards
    • ISO 14001 Lead Auditor
    • ISO 9001 Internal Auditor