Highly interactive, practical and dynamic training on negotiation skills for modern business
Welcome to ATN Group
Specialists in Procurement and Supply Training & Consultancy Services
We are proud to be an Approved Study Centre for the delivery of training programmes from CIPS (the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply).
CIPS is the acknowledged leader in promoting excellence in the procurement and supply chain industry. Its programmes are renowned globally for providing high-quality training that equips procurement practitioners with the skills, tools and knowledge needed to thrive in this competitive field.
ATN Group are a CIPS Approved Training Company that has many years experience in delivering procurement and supply chain management training courses to commerce and industry throughout the UK, Europe and the Rest of the World.
Industry sectors that ATN Group have delivered training into include; defence, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and manufacturing. Industries with clients such as BP, Lockheed Martin and the CAA, all choosing ATN Group for their procurement and supply chain training expertise.
Key deliverables include a dynamic training event with a focus on a return on investment, providing an opportunity to access a wealth of experience and enhance current working practices. The core focus at ATN is ‘developing people’, helping them to expand their knowledge and skills and unlock their potential; ultimately providing added-value to the organisation.
“Undertaking the transformation of a Procurement function requires investment in people to upskill and enable them. Having attended one of ATN’s Advanced Negotiation courses earlier in my career, and then later as a panellist while at Babcock International Group, I engaged ATN to deliver the same training to my team as part of their professional development.
The course itself was very well received both in terms of the content and the actual delivery of the material, it was engaging and delivered the result I was hoping for. The team now is using their new skills not just to more effectively challenge and negotiate with suppliers but it has given them a new set of skills that are applicable throughout their working lives. In short they are more confident in their presentation, they plan meetings more effectively and ultimately have formed closer working relationships with each other allowing them to perform more effectively as a team.
Yes the course delivered in terms of developing the teams negotiating skills and it did it by allowing the individuals to understand themselves more deeply and how they can use their own style to achieve better results.”
“ATN’s hands on, supportive and empathetic approach to training is beginning to empower more of our first line supervision to proactively manage their area’s and to make a real change to our operation.
We now expect the pace and efficacy of the team to increase as they continue to build their confidence and knowledge of best practice. ATN’s blend of coaching, shop floor support and accessible class room teaching is exactly the right approach for our organisation”
“The training and coaching received from Andy Newstead on the Advanced Practitioner Corporate Award has equipped me with both the knowledge and the confidence to drive value and success into my role within Babcock International Group.
Andy is a fantastic trainer; his teaching methods create an environment that keeps you engaged and challenged at all times. Often drawing from his own personal experience, Andy provides examples of how tools and techniques learnt throughout the course can be used within the professional setting. His guidance has been of the highest quality and I would very much recommend him as a CIPS trainer.’
“The corporate award modules were delivered in a logical manner and at a steady pace with time and attention given to all students to question, discuss and debate throughout. Slide packs were informative and a good source to assist with assignments. Overall the sessions allowed everyone to be as involved as they wished whilst making sure all key learning objectives were covered.
My one to one sessions with Andy were a great for inspiration, guidance and confidence for the corporate award dissertation.
Andy’s approach is very easy going and honest and backed with knowledge and experience that quickly helped me get over any moments of worry or self-doubt.”
“From personal experience I can state that the training sessions run were informative, well presented and enjoyable. The ATN team involved managed to make the subject interesting and relevant through use of examples from their wide-ranging experience. Those involved in the training undertook CIPS Level 3 public exams with all achieving results above their expectations thanks to the ATN guidance Provided. Throughout their work for Martindale Pharma ATN provided an excellent service. The ATN team were friendly and knowledgeable and able to facilitate improvements in challenging circumstances. The work they undertook continues to deliver benefits.”