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Executive Compass® Business Consultants was formed in 2009, specialising in PQQ and tender writing consultancy. Since then, through the addition of key staff, training and unrivalled experience across a number of sectors, we have extended services to include management system and business improvement consultancy services.


Our team of experienced consultants come from a range of backgrounds and have developed an in-depth knowledge of best practice across a number of industries for both management systems and business service offerings.

We directly employ all of our consultants for added security and quality management – giving you the peace of mind that your project is being managed professionally.

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Ryan Noble

Ryan Noble CEng IMechE

Management Consultant

As a Chartered Engineer with a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Ryan has experience as a senior manager in the oil and gas, renewables and offshore / subsea sectors. He has a wealth of experience in project management, HSQE management and change management, including implementation of bespoke quality management systems, HSE management systems and delivering cultural change programmes.

Having worked as a senior project manager and head of projects, Ryan has successfully executed over 100 multidisciplinary engineering projects with complex global supply chains over the last 12 years for some of the most demanding OEMs in the oil and gas and renewables industry.

Prior to joining Executive Compass, Ryan held the position of head of HSQE and supply chain at a market-leading subsea engineering company, managing the design, upgrade and launch of key business systems to achieve successful accreditation to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards.

In addition to being a Chartered Engineer, Ryan is a STEM ambassador and mentor, holds a postgraduate Certificate in Executive Management, NEBOSH General Certificate, APMP Project Management Qualification (PMQ) and SixSigma Black Belt, providing an excellent balance between professional qualifications and practical experience.


  • Chartered Engineer (CENG) – IMechE, 2017
  • MEng Automotive Engineering, University of Leeds, 2001–2005
  • NEBOSH General Certificate, 2016
  • APMP Complete Project Management, 2007
  • Professional Development Programme, Durham University, 2012
  • IOSH Managing Safely – Executive management, 2017
  • Exec Business Management, Durham University, 2014–2016
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, 2017
  • LAMPs (Large Account Management Process) – MILLER HEIMAN, 2013
  • BOSIET – Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training, 2015
  • Minimum Industry Safety Training (MIST), 2015
  • First Aid at Work, 2017.


He enjoys travelling, good food, photography and renovating houses. Ryan also enjoys staying active through a number of sports including football, squash, cycling and running. Through his latest passion, road cycling, he has helped raise over £10,000 by completing two long distance cycle challenges; London to Paris (2015) and York to Berlin (2016). Ryan is currently training for his next challenge, a 750 mile ride in 2018 from Wakefield to Prague and is also hoping to run his second Great North Run


Neil Capstick

Neil Capstick MBA , MA, CMgr

Managing Director

Neil is an MBA and MSc qualified business and management professional with many years of director-level experience. His educational qualifications are complemented by his status as a Chartered Manager, awarded for managing change and leading people in practical and real business environments and contexts.

Comfortable with both strategic and operational roles, he has managed at senior levels within both SME and blue-chip companies, including Jarvis Rail, Fastline, Balfour Beatty (PFI) and Executive Compass. He also has experience of working with firms across Europe and the US, including product development and import/export within and from Europe. His work over the last 25 years has given him access to an exceptionally wide range of business sectors, both in the UK and abroad.

Currently undertaking a Doctorate in Business Administration with Heriot Watt University, Neil’s core competence and main interests lie in obtaining a deep practical understanding and knowledge of how business functions work as a series of interacting processes, and combine to add value to organisations. His emphasis is always on practical and tangible results, and the outcomes that organisations produce.

A value management practitioner, holding a diploma in management consultancy, he is able to work with senior and middle management teams to identify issues, propose solutions, design implementation strategies, and to create monitoring mechanisms to ensure ongoing success.


  • Master of Business Administration
    • Organisational strategy | Human resource management | Financial strategy | Innovation
  • Diploma in Management Consultancy
    • Advanced consulting tools and techniques | Lean operations and systems thinking | Risk management
  • MSc Quantitative and Qualitative Business Research Methods
    • Statistical business analysis | Qualitative business analysis
  • Chartered Manager
  • IOSH Managing Safely plus a huge number of health and safety training courses undertaken whilst employed at Balfour Beatty Infrastructure services and Jarvis Rail
  • BSI (IRCA accredited) ISO 9001:2015 lead auditor
  • BSI implementing ISO 9001 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015


Neil’s interests outside work include spending time with his family, chess, long distance running, clay pigeon shooting and long walks in the country with his dogs.


Amy Forshaw

Amy Forshaw BA Hons

Sales and Marketing Director

Amy graduated from Northumbria University in 2012 with a 1st Class Honours degree in Business with Marketing, which covered a variety of business modules such as strategy, finance, consumer buying behaviour and brand loyalty.

Amy joined the Executive Compass (PQQ and tender writing) team in April 2014 as Head of Marketing and is responsible for a range of marketing efforts including online marketing and PR, customer relationship management (CRM), lead generation and social media management. In 2017 she was appointed as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Amy has assisted Ryan and Neil in the launch of the Executive Compass Business Improvement division, and will continue to oversee all marketing and sales activities.


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