Chris Barrat

Christopher Barrat is an established and well respected speaker, consultant and author in management development skills. His knowledge is based on genuine experience in the real world. Sales Manager Business Manager Purchasing Director This gives him enormous credibility in the work he delivers and a unique insight into ‘both sides of the table’ from a commercial perspective. Having graduated in Law as an LLB Hons he took the ‘obvious’ step of being a door-to-door salesman. He then worked in Australia for Rank Xerox, and returned to the UK for a wide ranging career with the Blue-chip company ICI. Christopher has many years experience in management development. He has seen the full range of commercial activity, from small to large business interaction, and from ‘both sides of the table’. He has been a sales rep, a sales manager, a corporate buyer and a director of purchasing. This has given him not only a unique insight into the whole commercial arena, it has also provided him with very extensive management experience of the real world. Christopher is an NLP practitioner and is a skilled Mcber competency interviewer. His style is always to combine sound theoretical ideas into the real practical world. He challenges convention and can open up thinking through a relaxed and engaging style. He is a popular speaker at international conventions, and is a regular writer for business magazines. He has co-authored a book commissioned by the major US publisher John Wiley & Sons ‘Buying for Business’ and has a second book ‘Mosaic Management’ to be published shortly. Christopher has wide international experience, his business, speaking and development engagements have taken him all over East and West Europe, The Far East, Latin America, USA, Australia and the Caribbean. Christopher is a director of the Greystone Partnership. This consultancy works to bring together people, process and technology skills to maximise business effectiveness.