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TONY ATHERTON - Biography
| Tony Atherton is a freelance trainer and
writer who specialises in presenting in-company courses in technical
report writing and business report writing, mainly in the United
Tony became a freelance trainer in 1998 after being Training Manager at NTL (now part of the Virgin Group). He has presented over a thousand courses for a range of clients in both the public and private sectors. He works exclusively with his own clients although, in the past, he has presented many courses for two of Britain's largest training companies (Reed Learning and Fielden-Cegos).
His clients have included the Health and Safety Laboratory (part of the Health and Safety Executive), Peter Brett Associates, TES Aviation, PTS Consulting, SIRA, E.ON, local councils, NHS trusts and many others. Click here to see a fuller list.
With a degree in electronics, Tony qualified as a Chartered Electrical Engineer with the former Institution of Electrical Engineers and was a member of the Institute of Physics. He served as an instructor in the Royal Navy and worked in the defence industry for one of the Marconi companies before joining the University of Hong Kong as a lecturer in engineering. Later he joined the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA), which was privatised to became NTL where he became the Training Manager.
Although originally working in engineering, in the 1990s Tony turned to training in negotiation skills, time management and writing skills. He became a published author in 1984 and has written four books and over 90 articles. Since 1997 he has been self employed as an independent trainer providing courses throughout the UK, principally in technical report writing and business report writing.
has also inspected over 20 training providers on behalf of the Adult
Learning Inspectorate / Training Standards Council
(now incorporated into Ofsted).
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Tony Atherton biography: Last updated 1 Dec 2015