Combined Minds

Business improvement consultancy

Helping you achieve the gold standard in business.

About Us

Continuous development should be the mantra of any business.

No matter how successful you are, there is always room for improvement. Small tweaks to operational processes can make a huge difference to your bottom line.

If you want to outshine the competition, you must refine your practices and procedures to become leaner, more flexible and efficient.

Complacency is the enemy of success. If you are striving to boost profits, improve productivity, and engage your workforce, you need to have a culture of continually asking, “how can we do this better“?

Too close to gain perspective

When you are running a business and are fully invested in its operations, you can lose perspective. It is easy to fall into the trap of repeating things because they have become the norm. Sometimes, businesses lose the ability to challenge themselves and question their ways of working.

That is the benefit of working with a third party; someone who is independent. Someone who understands what you want to achieve, and can see things with a fresh pair of eyes.

Are the fundamentals in place? Sometimes you need to go back to the basics and make sure the simplest things are working well.

We will help you identify if your housekeeping, communication, error-proofing, and problem-solving practices are up to par before digging more deeply.

Your critical friend, coach, consultant and partner.

Combined Minds can play multiple roles in your business. We are here to work alongside your directors and managers to help them examine current operational practices and identify areas for improvement.

We can coach and mentor employees to help them develop their skills and knowledge and know how to put the theory to best effect.

You may be looking for someone to speak with the wider workforce to gauge their level of morale or understand how well the company is communicating.

Whether you would benefit most from a consultant or someone who can roll up their sleeves and get stuck in, we can tailor our services to suit.

If it ain’t broken, break it!

We work on the philosophy that anything and everything can be improved for the better, even if it isn’t already broken.

We partner with businesses that may not have full-time Project Managers, Internal Training Managers or Continuous Improvement Practitioners on their payroll. That way you get top-notch expertise without the overheads.

Combined Minds was founded in 2019 by Chris Parker after he had worked for fifteen years in operations management for a market-leading Fortune 500 company.
He is a trained practitioner in the project methodologies of Prince2 and Agile, and also Improvement Methodologies such as Lean and 6 Sigma. This means he has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience that he and his team can bring to your business.

As the name suggests, at Combined Minds we believe in working in partnership with you and your team. We don’t necessarily know best, but we do know how to get the best out of your company.

What Our Customers Are Saying


“I have found Chris to be very professional, personable and knowledgeable, and he has felt like one of the Fresh Start team. I am looking forward to working with him again on some of our new initiatives..”


I was amazed by Chris’s approach to understand the long-term business needs of our local business and take them into consideration in every decision he made..”

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Call now to discuss how partnering with Combined Minds could improve your business