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About eStudious

IT & Project Management consultancy specialising in Lean Six Sigma.


eStudious consultants have over 20 years experience and success in leading and supporting business improvement programmes. We recognise that a one size fits all solution is not appropriate and will work collaboratively to deliver a range of services tailored to your requirements.  Our services include training, coaching, certification, consultancy and project management.

IT & Project Management Consultancy Birmingham
Lynsey Bartlam
Director & Master Black Belt
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Lynsey is a BQF Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt who specialises in training, coaching and mentoring. As an experienced coach and mentor, she has progressed many people through to BQF Accreditation.


Her experience includes successfully launching Lean Six Sigma within organisations as well as embedding a culture of Continuous Improvement.  In addition Lynsey is an experienced Project Manager and Change Leader having 12 years experience managing projects for large Corporate organisations within the financial services industry.


She has successfully delivered a wide range of projects including continuous improvement, DFSS and implementation projects.

IT & Project Management Consultancy Birmingham
Pam Garcha-Rai
Lean Six Sigma Consultant & Lead Trainer

Pam is an experienced BQF Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt who specialises in developing, managing and delivering Lean Six Sigma Training programmes.


Pam has experience of creating and embedding Continuous Improvement with specific success in coaching management staff and their teams on how to practically utilise Lean Six Sigma tools on a daily basis.  


Pam has also managed a number of projects over the past 5 years, helping to coach others through to successful delivery as well as implementing a number of high priority initiatives and projects herself.

Jason Hunt
Lean Consultant
IT & Project Management Consultancy Birmingham
Chris Lane
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Chris has worked in the automotive and financial services industry for 22 years. He has extensive experience of business-aligned IT infrastructure, IT strategy definition, IT support, technology upgrades, technology deployment, system migration, help desks, business process re-engineering and team management.


Chris is an experienced project and change manager who utilises Lean Six Sigma, PRINCE2 and Agile to successfully implement change.


Chris is a BQF certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.




IT & Project Management Consultancy Birmingham
Mike Coburn
Master Black Belt

Mike has a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Manchester and began his career developing piezoelectric ceramic components for smart material applications. After that he moved into the manufacture of high-performance composites producing materials for the A380 Superjumbo, X-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and Formula 1 cars. It was through these projects that Mike gained his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and became involved in transactional and back office processes.


Mike joined one of the big 5 UK banks in 2006 and worked in several divisions, from the back office to client facing, wholesale banking. He became a Master Black Belt (MBB) after leading the Continuous Improvement Team in the International Banking Division of the bank.


Mike is passionate about personal development for himself and others, and has gone out of his way to develop Lean Six Sigma propositions in his roles. Mike’s mix of manufacturing and financial services experience let’s him see and be able to compare and contrast the various approaches to process and continuous improvement across these kinds of businesses.


Jason is a Senior Lean practitioner, accredited with the Lean Enterprise Research Council at Cardiff University. 


He has an MBA from Bradford University School of Management and began his career in financial services in 1995. He has managed and led teams for over 17 years in improvement and operational businesses including telephone centres, Private banking, central Lending operations and Lean improvement functions.


After moving from a role as a highly successful bank manager for 7 years, Jason has been a Lean Change professional for over 3 years and has delivered tangible 20% + improvements in customer,  financial, staff and process metrics across offshore, commercial, operational and business banking teams.


Jason’s MBA thesis on Outdoor Management development supports his role as a senior officer in the Army Reserve leading initial young officer development. He has twice led infantry soldiers overseas on operations and he is also a qualified Army Mountain Leader who has led and climbed with teams in the UK, Europe and Africa.


Jason specialises in diagnostic analysis using lean tools and techniques, training and developing staff and implementation of improvement activity leading to tangible improvements for all key stakeholders.

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