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Four Pillars was founded in 2002 by David Atkinson who had occupied a range of senior positions at global corporations including Rolls Royce. David had gained an MBA from Birmingham University in Strategy and Procurement Management and and Accredited Trainer from Harvard/MIT’s ‘Program on Negotiation. 

He realised there was a need for a consultancy offering a mix of change management and group or one-to-one training and development which would make full use of the insights into business relationships he had gained as a senior procurement professional.

Four Pillars draws on his experience and that of his team to provide a unique blend of consultancy and training aimed at business leaders, procurement, and sales.

Four Pillars programmes are built on real business situations so that participants gain expertise and insights of immediate practical use in their everyday work.

In particular they focus on the key external and internal relationships which David and the team believe are the bedrock on which all successful businesses are built.

The Four Pillars team comprises only of highly-experienced and qualified practitioners who have successfully become expert in facilitation and knowledge transfer.

Four Pillars is based in Birmingham, UK. Among clients Four Pillars has supported are Compass Group, GlaxoSmithKline, Royal Mail, The Office of Government Commerce, Rolls Royce, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Kuehne & Nagel, JATO, Network Rail, Raytheon Systems, BP, LCH Clearnet, Husky, and Swiss Post.