Fistral 21 Challenge Update

Over the past few months – well, since Dec 2012 to be precise, Fraser and Pauline have been training to complete the #Fistral21Challenge: to run 21 miles in the 21st anniversary year of Fistral, and raise money for charity. As for anyone training, it has been tricky to maintain this alongside a good work-life balance: […]

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Top Tips 06: Attributes of a Successful SME

Attributes of a Successful SME… As part of Fistral’s 21st anniversary year, we’ve asked the Directors to share their thoughts and experiences on a variety of business-related issues. In the sixth of the series, they comment on the key elements that make a successful business. For the sixth article in our 21st anniversary Top Tips […]

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Top Tips 07: 5 ways to keep sane when running a business

Attributes of a Successful SME… As part of Fistral’s 21st anniversary year, we’ve asked the Directors to share their thoughts and experiences on a variety of business-related issues. In the seventh of the series, we asked how they manage to remain [relatively] sane when running a business, constantly travelling, trying to maintain a work-life balance […]

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Top Tips 09: Key Attributes of a Successful Director

Key Attributes of a Successful Director As part of Fistral’s 21st anniversary year, we’ve asked the Directors to share their thoughts and experiences on a variety of business-related issues. In the ninth of the series, we asked what attributes they thought comprised a successful company Director. For the latest article in our 21st anniversary Top […]

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Newsletter Summer 2013

The Fistral Newsletter for Summer 2013 is available now and the edition includes information on two courses delivered at University College Cork (UCC), as well as: Updates on the ‘Fistral 21 Challenge’ (#Fistral21Challenge). A Unified Approach to Project Management by UCC. Training in extreme weather. Read more in the Summer Newsletter 2013. For more info […]

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Scotland WINS the CanSat Race to Space

Fistral are absolutely delighted to announce that the Scottish CanSat Competition 2012 winners – Team Alpha from Bearsden Academy – have won the European CanSat Competition!! CONGRATULATIONS As you know, Fistral managed, sponsored and awarded the Fistral Scottish CanSat Trophy in March, and Team Alpha were worthy winners. The Scottish CanSat Secretary Dr Paul Lyden […]

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Scottish CanSats launched via microlight…

The day was bright, the sky was clear and yes, it was Scotland in March! To be precise, it was Strathaven Airfield on 21st March 2012 for the first – ever launch of the Scottish CanSat Competition. Launching CanSats Seven teams made it to the Scottish launch and final, and all of them – fantastically […]

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Clyde Space tour for Scottish CanSat teams

About Clyde Space Earlier this month Clyde Space – a space technology company based at the West of Scotland Science Park in Glasgow – hosted a fantastic visit and tour for 4 of the 7 teams who have made it through to the Scottish CanSat Competition 2012 launch and final. Clyde Space was founded in […]

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So, who won the Scottish CanSat Final then…?

Scottish CanSat Final 2012 sponsored by Fistral Training & Consultancy Ltd. Well, what a day was had by all at the Scottish CanSat Final! Even the sun smiled down on us all as the seven teams, judges and competition sponsors and supporters gathered to hear the final presentations and see who would be awarded the […]

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CanSat Training Day

The first training day and meeting of the Scottish schools’ team-leaders and partners was held on Wednesday at the University of Glasgow Aerospace Engineering Department. Fistral were represented by Paul (with his Scottish Competition Secretary hat on) and myself. We joined experts from the European Space Agency/T-Minus Engineering and the Dutch CanSat Competition, postgrad students […]

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First-ever Scottish CanSat Competition supported by Scottish Government

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell MSP has given his backing and good wishes to the Scottish CanSat Competition 2012: “This is an exciting and innovative competition, that I am sure those taking part will finding challenging. Good luck to all of those taking part and representing Scotland.” Fistral are proud […]

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