About Elite Consulting

Elite Consulting Limited is a management & engineering consultancy established in 1993, based in Northampton in the UK.

Our mission is to help companies, particularly small & medium enterprises in the UK,  to improve their new product development performance.


Management Consultancy

In our management consultancy we help companies to improve their business processes, by a combination of on-site consultancy and training in

bullet Innovation
bullet New product design and development (NPD) processes
bullet Project management
bullet Product portfolio management
bullet Quality techniques such as
bullet Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) consultancy, facilitation & training

Our principal aim is to help small and medium companies in the UK to be more competitive by designing and making better products.

To this end a large part of this web site contains general information about different kinds of processes, and we are building a library of articles about those processes that you can download for free. The first section of this should be available in 2015.

For those companies that want a more personal touch we offer training and consultancy in a number of these processes and techniques. Unlike some consultancies, we are not dogmatic. We do not believe in thrusting a certain methodology down your throat. Instead we prefer to work with you and pick and choose the most appropriate methods for you size, industry and culture, and then adapt and improve them so that you are comfortable with the end result.

Engineering Consultancy

We also have an engineering consultancy, which can be found at www.elite-consulting.co.uk

In our engineering consultancy we specialise in

bullet Stress analysis & finite element analysis (FEA)
bullet Dynamic analysis; vibration analysis and analysis of mechanisms.
bullet Training & consultancy in Creo Simulate & Pro/MECHANICA finite element analysis software. 
bullet Training & consultancy in Creo Simulate & Pro/Engineer CAD software.


Formed in 1993 by the ex-Chief Engineer - Body & Chassis Design and Programme Manager for Lotus Engineering, Ray Ellender, Elite Consulting has helped customers large and small in many industries since that time. Our consultants are all highly experienced engineers who use powerful tools and techniques to find practical solutions to engineering problems, who keep up to date with modern techniques, such as PRINCE2 project management and Lean Six Sigma.

A background in automotive engineering led Elite into working on a number of significant project management assignments for leading motor manufacturers and an appreciation of the importance of having a good process to control new product developments.

Projects Done

Over the years we have been engaged on a number of significant project management assignments & feasibility studies for leading automotive manufacturers, advised companies on how to improve their NPD process, facilitated design and process FMEAs for automotive and other industries and stress analysed numerous components. These have included


Development of an improved NPD process for a defence company


Project management of a new car programme


Development & implementation of an improved NPD process for a utility component company


Feasibility study for a new entry into a specialist market


NPD process consultancy for a food company


Project management training for a specialist automotive company


NPD process consultancy for a specialist automotive company


FMEA consultancy for an optical medical device company


FMEA training for an automotive supplier


FMEA consultancy for a financial services company


FMEA training for a heavy industry company


FMEA consultancy for a utility-related company


FMEA consultancy for hybrid vehicle & system manufacturers


Plus many others

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