“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.”
“I just wanted to let you know that I passed the CIPS Corporate Award programme with a Credit, I would also like to thank you and ATN for all of the help that you gave us to get us through the programme particularly the final presentation where your advice was excellent and I am sure accounted for a great number of passes including mine!”
“I have had the pleasure of working with Andy for close to 16 months. In this time Andy has demonstrated excellent skills for the development and delivery of innovative training and coaching programs, which through his delivery style capture the essence of the subject and the hearts and minds of the audience. Andy is well liked and respected by his peers and the demand for his skills and knowledge from all quarters is significant, any organisation that secures his skills is making an investment in their procurement future.”
“I have worked with Andy for a number of years on various learning & development interventions. He brings a wealth of experience in procurement and education proving a very powerful combination which delights clients and students alike. Andy (and his team) demonstrate a great passion for learning and this shines through in everything they do. He constantly develops his training ensuring it is leading edge and delivers true ROI”