Advanced Technology Services UK Ltd (ATS)

Advanced Technology Services UK Ltd (ATS)

Simply stated, Advanced Technology Services UK Ltd, or ATS, reduces waste in manufacturing.

Maintenance is ATS’s core competency. They help manufacturers remain globally competitive by getting the highest possible output from production assets. The result is a more profitable business that can flex with the changing demands of manufacturing operations. With a wide range of maintenance services to choose from, ATS helps customers build a world-class manufacturing operation. ATS is a US-owned business with over 3,000 employees, and operate globally in the US, Mexico and the UK across multiple locations.

We asked Gemma, HR Manager – UK, to tell us a bit about ATS’s experience of working with Happy and our Management and Leadership training and consultancy services…

What was the key benefit of working with Happy?

They really do care about creating Happy Workplaces.

What did we do?

We were introduced to Happy through Onsite Insights and we attended an event hosted by Happy. At this event we were impressed with the culture of the business and their leadership style.

Following this we attending an annual conference hosted by Happy to learn more about their business.

The ‘Happy way’ fit with our business and were inspired by them. We looked into their Happy Workplaces Leadership training programme which we started in 2015. The aim of the training was to ensure our managers understood their role in creating a brilliant place to work and to give them some tools to support them.

[Since then], Happy have supported Leadership development at ATS through facilitating 5 training events based around the Happy Workplace Programme. This is just the start.

The ‘Happy way’ has stuck with us and this is due to the engaging way that they facilitate the sessions. They bring a wealth of experience to share and inspire as well as encouraging the group to reflect on their own examples. All of the training events have been fun and have left a lasting impression on those that have attended. We are looking forward to our continued journey with Happy.

What have you gained as a result of the training?

An energy for being great leaders

A great shared experience that brings us together and makes us feel more aligned as a team

We have a better understanding of each other

Simple practical tools that we can use in the workplace to enable our people to be the best versions of themselves


Feeling inspired? Contact us and find out how we can help you to develop the leaders in your organisation.