Have you ever felt there has to be a better or easier way to work. We work with you and your team to breakdown the complex to the simple, support the people the behind the process, and help businesses get Unstuck!

Jigsaw Better Business is an award winning Enterprise Ireland, IDA, and Local Enterprise Office Lean Service Provider and through creative problem solving, people development & process innovation, we help great businesses BE BETTER

How Jigsaw can help you build a Better Business

 Our services deliver an “Organisational Growth Mindset”

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Process Innovation

  • Lean for Micro
  • Lean Start
  • Lean Plus
  • Lean Transform
  • Green Start
  • Green Plus
Problem Solving

  • Lean and Six Sigma
  • Optimise Business Performance
  • Design Thinking Implementation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Coaching and Mentoring
People Development

  • Authentic & Transformation Leadership Program
  • Agile – Lean Leadership Program
  • Agile – Lean Culture & Climate Benchmark
  • Agile – Lean Culture & Climate Program
  • Psychological Safety – Team Learning Awareness / Measurement Training
  • Employee Engagement & Satisfaction Surveys
  • Team Culture / Contraction
  • Coaching and Facilitation Skills
  • Individual & Team Coaching and Mentoring

What clients say

I found the Lean project very focused and realised very quickly through Allyson’s expertise where we were over-spending and what areas we were over-processing on a work-flow level. I found Allyson to be extremely knowledgeable on the practical day to day running of a business and her experience in cost savings to be “second to none” We now have a much faster and efficient workflow process and our daily sales volumes have increased greatly

Skin & Laser ClinicWestmeath

We found the sessions extremely engaging and productive. We look forward to implementing the lean techniques further in our business. We have taken very useful tips and experiences from the overall journey

IntersearchWestmeath

Allyson’s character and personality means that she easily connects with team members. She's such an approachable person who talks in plain terms - her approach is fully inclusive which is superb.

Premier TEFLYoughal Cork

Jigsaw Better Business brought to our office a profound knowledge of the industry and a professional touch of expertise which will be integrated into our company’s operations for many years to come.

Eamonn Ferris EF SignsKerry

We can't express how grateful we are for all your help you have given us - you are a credit to your industry

Jamie Bolger MD Bolger FabricationsKerry

Working with Jigsaw Better Business proved to be a pivotal moment for our company. They provided a lean programme that is tailor made for each individual business

IPMS FabricationCork

Meet the Team

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Allyson English

Co-founder

Clients say Allyson gets the best out them, and gets the job done. Structured, disciplined, yet engaging in her approach, Allyson supports her clients to question everything they do and be the best they can be. Allyson is co-founder and MD of Jigsaw Better Business and has significant experience working on the Lean for Micro program. She has extensive experience in operations and finance and is an approved provider of the Lean Business offer with Enterprise Ireland & the IDA. Allyson has coached, trained, mentored 100’s companies and team in Lean Principles.
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Stuart Nelson

Co-founder

“I didn’t know it was possible to ask so many questions!” Stuart is the co-founder and C.I. Director of Jigsaw Better Business and has extensive experience in consulting, training, retail, and operations management. With Black Belts in Lean & Six Sigma and 3rd level qualifications in Psychology, Innovation, and Coaching, he has a unique skillset and is well placed to guide the person and the process through change.

Julie O'Sullivan

Head of People Development

Julie is a chartered organisational psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland. Her Master’s degree and years of experience working in Organisational Psychology equips her to improve the way that people experience work.

Clients and colleagues of Julie’s have said that she is a great example of how to balance a people focus with a task focus. With a head for results and a heart for people, she aims to support and challenge great businesses to be better, mostly through interactive training, facilitation, and coaching.

Before joining Jigsaw Better Business in October 2021, she worked as a business psychologist, managing a portfolio of clients across all sectors (technology, financial, government, medical, FMCG, non-profit, etc.). She has international facilitation and coaching experience, providing group and one-to-one development sessions on a range of topics, to individuals at all levels of their organisation. In particular, she enjoys working with clients on topics including emotional intelligence, decision making, change management, stress management and resilience, self-awareness, and psychological safety.

Sophie Deans

Sustainability Coach

Sophie is a member of Environmental Science Association of Ireland (ESAI) and The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES). Beginning her career in environmental monitoring, she made the switch over to sustainability coaching after completing her MSc in Climate Change from DCU.

Since joining Jigsaw, she has coached numerous small businesses across the country in becoming more sustainable, in industries such as health and wellbeing, education, retail, and hospitality. She likes to take a nuanced, holistic approach to sustainability and work clients to understand their full potential. She is often praised for her authenticity and dedication to completing the task at hand and is an avid believer in bringing the client with you ever step of the way.

Paul Cosgrove

Digitisation Coach & Mentor

Paul is very experienced in delivering solutions for making tasks or Processes in companies Automated. Paul can automate and digitize certain tasks for clients and use cutting edge technology to deliver results - Faster - Better - Cheaper.
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Eamonn McKenna

Lean Coach & Mentor

Eamonn is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Learning and Development professional with proven team leadership, training design, problem solving and facilitation skills delivering innovative solutions to achieve business objectives. His speciality has been in the areas of project team leadership, project deployment and realisation, training design and delivery, and the maintenance of policies, procedures, budgets and Service Level Agreements in a highly regulated pharmaceutical (API & Biopharma) manufacturing environment.

Eamonn possesses an excellent rapport with clients with his structured and friendly manner when delivering the Lean mentoring. He is an excellent communicator, very structured and methodical in his approach to problem solving. He engages with the client at every level and ensures the best possible customer experience throughout the delivery.

Eamon holds a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry & Physics, MPhil (Physics) Research Master and a Lean Black Belt.

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Mark English

Lean Coach & Mentor

“Mild Mannered and Methodical” Mark is an experienced Retail Operations Manager specializing in large store, high turnover environments. Mark has excellent leadership and management skills. He has successfully completed many change projects and has been responsible for the planning and delivery of same. He is an approved provider of the Lean Business Offer with Enterprise Ireland and works with numerous Local Enterprise offices delivering the Lean for Micro Program.
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Kasia Oelofse

Lean Coach & Mentor

Kasia is a Lean, Six Sigma continuous improvement professional with over 15 years ofexperience in multi-functional shared services and supply chain global organisations. Kasia has a proven track record leading strategic initiatives, transformation programs, Change Management, Process Automation and deployment of Agile/Lean methodologies across organisations.

Innovation, creativity, professionalism and a commitment to excellence has formed a large part of Kasia’s career experience. These skills and her enthusiasm are of great benefit to the team.

Kasia holds a Bachelors in People Management, a Masters in Economics, a Masters in Strategic Quality Management, a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and a Lean Six Master Black Belt.

Mick McAulliffe

Lean Coach & Mentor

Mick is a Master Black Belt Lean, Six Sigma continuous improvement professional. As a seasoned professional he has more than 35 years of experience in Industry through various Leadership roles across the Medical Device, Pharma and Technology sector. Mick is recognised for driving excellence in business, people, and processes and is passionate about people development. He is an experienced coach and has qualifications in Mediation and Executive Coaching and has also spent a number of years with full responsibility for Learning and Development in a major BioPharma multinational. With over 20 years in Lean and Process Excellence in both multinational and small to medium enterprises he has trained people to both Green Belt and Black Belt Levels.
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Catherine McDonald

Lean Coach & Mentor

Catherine is an experienced Lean practitioner and Organisational Behaviour specialist who provides consulting and coaching services to organisations focused onimprovingtheir processes and adding value to their service.She has held lead roles inproject management and organisational development projects and is accustomed to providing training and coaching supports to leaders and employees at all levels of an organisation.

Catherine has supported micro enterprises on the Lean program in Laois, Offaly, Kildare and Cork and is an approved provider of the Lean Business offer with Enterprise Ireland & the IDA through Jigsaw Better Business.

Catherine holds a Bachelor (Hons) of Social Care, a Masters in Work and Organisational Behaviour, a Post Graduate Diploma in Lean Management (Black Belt), a Post Graduate Higher Diploma in Health and Promotion and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

André Cruz

Customer Success Manager

With years of experience in the retail and high-level hospitality industries, André has an extensive background in client-facing roles, working to provide the highest level of service and support in all his previous jobs including high-end restaurants and managerial positions in busy, fast-paced retail.
André also has 3rd level qualifications in Applied Psychology, Computer Technology and User Experience Design as well as supplementary education in Data Analytics. Combining his academic background with the expertise he has gained from his previous work; he combines a thorough and methodical approach with a customer first mindset. The success of all clients is André’s main prerogative at any given moment, before, during and after their time working with Jigsaw.
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Ashley Bell

Lean Coach & Mentor

Ashley is an experienced Lean specialist who is also a highly adaptable project manager with experience in the technology, travel and engineering industries. His leadership style is one of coaching, encouragement and clear communication. He has completed multiple internal projects to analyse and improve the efficiency of service desk transitions. Ashley has worked in the past with many innovative companies such as IBM, PayPal, Vodafone, Carlsberg, Arla Foods, EMCOR, Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of Ireland, TUI, Foxpak, Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann and can bring many of his learnings from these
industries to any client base.

Ashley is a certified Professional Scrum Master, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Prince2 practitioner.