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Michael Cole, CI & Facilities Manager accepting an award from Brian Palmer OBE

Celebrating continuous improvement at Universal Wolf

26 April 2024

Celebrating Universal Wolf’s Vision, Mission and Values

At Universal Wolf, we are driven by our values – Better, Smarter, Pack. They are the beating heart of our wolf pack, guiding everything we do.

Each year, together with our sister company Tharsus, we come together for our annual Chairman’s Awards celebrations. These awards celebrate colleagues who have gone above and beyond in their roles. They highlight colleagues who have challenged processes, solved problems, and inspired their teams to be better.

We’d like to share some of these superstars with you and shine a light on their stories, starting with the winner of our ‘Vision’ category.

Vision – The Challenge

In October of 2023, our Continuous Improvement & Facilities Manager Michael Cole was asked to lead a project to more than double the output on a particular customer product by Christmas. He gladly accepted the challenge and got stuck in straight away, stepping away from his normal day job.

The product in question is complex piece of sheet metal fabrication, and the ask was significant.

What was the result?

He quickly identified several areas to improve, and the rate of production increased quickly, getting faster and faster until he hit his target at the end of November.

Not only did he achieve this stretch target, he did it by listening to the team and incorporating their ideas. Other colleagues started to copy what he implemented. Overall, Micky was responsible for one of the biggest and furthest-reaching rapid impact projects the business has ever seen.

Congratulations Michael Cole – a worthy winner, and a fantastic example of leading and inspiring a team to deliver something brilliant!


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