Who is Tamarind Tree Consulting Ltd?

Tamarind Tree Consulting Ltd provides process improvement, quality management system support and training, lean six sigma projects and training, and part time technical management support for SME’s.

Other skills include development of environmental management systems and product development systems.

It is a personal service, working in partnership with your management and business team to deliver exceptional results in an ongoing partnership.

In support of this, I hold the following certifications and memberships:

  • Certified Lean six sigma master black belt
  • Senior member of the American Society for Quality
  • 1st class honours degree in Chemistry
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Chartered Chemist
  • Certified ISO9001:2015 lead auditor
  • IRCA certified QMS auditor
  • Member of the Chartered Quality Institute
  • Chartered quality professional


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Tamarind Tree Consulting Ltd will help and guide you to create your improvement plan, tailored to your business needs and personalised to your business culture, whilst guiding you through the steps to creating a continuous improvement environment that delivers results.

I can support your business by applying over twenty years experience of technical, project and business management at senior level, including eight years as a director managing:

  • Process improvement
  • Lean six sigma implementation and training
  • Product development
  • Quality and environmental systems and compliance
  • Internal and supplier audits to ISO9001, ISO14001 and CWA14641
  • Site audits against the European Business Model and to supplier standards for major retailers and FMCG companies
Tim Ackerman

Tim Akerman


I am a process improvement, quality and technical professional with a passion for excellence and innovation coupled with experience of implementing best practices and achieving world class manufacturing performance. My passions are underpinned with a wealth of experience in business management, continuous improvement, research & development and quality functions.

I have experience of leading and managing technical, quality and manufacturing operations including budget and business plan preparation, CapEx justification, collaborating with sales, finance, purchasing and engineering to deliver added value and efficiency improvement.

I have a broad range of skills as a coach, leader, lean six sigma master black belt, chartered quality professional, member of the Chartered Quality Institute, chartered chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

This skill set has been employed to improve business performance and create excellence in processes and products across a variety of industries.

A methodical and systematic evidence based approach, using the globally recognised DMAIC methodology gives clarity and structure delivering sustainable improvement.
With over 20 years of successful experience gained across a range of industries I can understand your business needs and what must be done to deliver the required results.
I have built a reputation for honesty and integrity based on objective analysis of data, giving insights into what is really happening in a business.
Lean Six Sigma
A Lean Six Sigma master black belt with over 20 years experience of process improvement,
gained in different industries and processing environments, influencing and supporting all business functions.

Process improvement is about relentless pursuit of improvement using Deming's Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle.

I have experience of both preparing and delivering training in lean and six sigma disciplines.

Industrial Processes
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry with Chartered Chemist status having worked in a broad range of industries, improving both manufacturing and service processes.

I have specific knowledge of coating and printing processes, focusing on surface and interfacial chemistry, and coating formulations and properties

I have a thorough understanding of experimental design and interpretation.

Quality and Environment
A certified lead auditor, and IRCA certified QMS auditor, I have implemented electronic document control systems for many different types of certifications, from international standards to customer specific requirements.

The challenge is always the same:

  • Understand the customer need
  • Evaluate the process capability
  • Plan to bridge the gaps
  • Deliver the improvement


I work with a limited number of associated companies who offer complementary skills and services. If you think they can help, please call me and I will ensure you get a prompt response

PSP Technical Services are an independent inks and coatings consultancy. We undertake confidential problem solving in formulation and application of inks and coatings for the ink, print and packaging industries. Comprising experienced, qualified professionals, PSP can offer a bespoke response to each client. Please visit the website to gain a better understanding of the services we can offer. www.psptechs.com