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Transforming Manufacturers
in Kent & the South East


Improving Profitability,
Productivity & Performance

Developing managers, team leaders and front-line staff for manufacturers in Kent & the South East

Our Work

Our Team


We support a range of
manufacturers in the South East









KPS are an accredited training provider with the Chartered Management institute.

We provide training, consulting and practical support to improve the skills, capabilities and overall effectiveness of individuals, managers and their teams.

Our team of specialist practitioners are passionate about developing sustainable continuous improvement cultures within businesses. Transferring our knowledge, sharing best practice and delivering highly effective training, coaching and specialist support.


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  • Roland Bessey – Operations director
    "Mark has been excellent in supporting our lean journey.  He helped train our team on value stream mapping, and we identified lots of ways to improve the process and reduce waste.  He has lots of real life examples to call upon and we have really benefitted from his experience.”  
    Roland Bessey – Operations director
    Hochiki Europe
  • Catherine Igoe - Business Development
    I have worked with Mark and am very impressed with his wide range of knowledge and practical experiences but also with how he presents to a group, engages with them and gets the whole business involved in their own training and improvement programmes.
    Catherine Igoe - Business Development
    Locate In Kent
  • Anthony Hewett – Operations Director
    Mark and his team have helped to energise our workforce on its continuous improvement journey. Employees have been engaged throughout the business and we have seen great progress and savings in all areas.      
    Anthony Hewett – Operations Director
    WAHL (UK)
  • Matt Smith - Finance Director
    It was always the "stop-starts" that meant our continuous improvement journey and all the great things we were all doing weren't quite gaining the cohesive traction they deserved but with Mark Knowlton and KPS LTD now on board and guiding us, we've now got the sustainability and everything is coming together.
    Matt Smith - Finance Director
    WAHL (UK)
  • Simon Ryan - Business Development Director
    “We have worked with KPS Partnership for a number of years and we continue to be impressed by the level of knowledge, expertise and professionalism within the organisation. Mark is skilled at quickly embedding himself within a business and understanding the opportunities to increase productivity and support long term business growth.”
    Simon Ryan - Business Development Director
    Locate in Kent

COVID 19 Response – KPS Partnership.

The KPS team are working with to establish a UK manufacturing capability for Barrier Face masks and other vital PPE. If you would like to get involved to support this important initiative or need to provide face masks to protect your employees then please contact us today.

We are continuously monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 in order to be able to react to the dynamically changing situation at any time and to adapt our measures accordingly.

The health and safety of our customers, employees and business partners is our top priority and these measures are constantly updated, guided by current alerts and information from the UK Government and the  World Health Organization (WHO).