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SRM White Paper: Are your post-contract value aspirations high

This White Paper recounts the emergence of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) as a core discipline within modern-day procurement practice. It goes on to present a framework for designing and implementing SRM - at the level of a change ...read more

Leadership: Playing a Different Tune

This week, I hosted the second in a series of sessions that form a coaching assignment with a senior procurement manager in one of the U.K.’s pioneering high-tech companies. Most of my coaching clients are managers seeking ways to improve ...read more

David Atkinson presenting at SAMA Paris conference

Four Pillars will be represented by David Atkinson at the Strategic Account Management Association’s Pan-European Conference in Paris next month. David will be co-presenting with Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s Alison Smith, Senior Director ...read more

Four Pillars helps you transform your business into a customer focused success story that is able to respond effectively to a highly competitive global economy – winning business, managing suppliers and getting the best from your people every step of the way. We enable you to transform, sell, buy, and negotiate better, as well as help you improve your leadership.

With Four Pillars you learn from experience, best practice and the latest research. You put your learning into immediate effect.

We use a range of approaches including strategic consulting support, large scale change management programmes, workshops, training courses, one to one mentoring and individual or group coaching.

All Four Pillars projects are designed jointly with you to meet your real day-to-day challenges and objectives and deliver positive business benefits.

Four Pillars is based in Birmingham, UK and is led by David Atkinson, whose career includes senior roles at Rolls Royce and other major corporations. He has a range of professional qualifications from Harvard Law School, Cranfield School of Management, The International Institute for Advanced Purchasing & Supply and London and Ashridge Business Schools; along with an MBA from Birmingham Business School where he is now a visiting lecturer.

David and his team use their experience to deliver highly successful change management programmes, coaching and training for private and public sector organisations.

Contact Four Pillars to discuss how we can work with you to make your business more effective.