Our dedicated Customer Support Team ensure participants and customers get the high quality, relevant provision they need. As a result, Fistral has many long-standing, very positive relationships with organisations around the world.

"Will apply tools to my own role, gives me greater understanding of wider project management principles."

Staff member, Scottish Qualifications Authority 29th August 2018

Fistral Customers around the World

Fistral Customers

Fistral supports a wide-range of industry and knowledge-intensive organisations. The following organisations, universities, and research-specific International and European Training Networks, Research Projects, Research Centres, CDTs and Doctoral Colleges have all chosen Fistral.

Organisations that have chosen Fistral include:

  • AOES Group BV – Advanced Operations and Engineering Services
  • ARMA UK
  • ATG Europe BV
  • AURORA Technology BV
  • BUFDG
  • CALA Group Ltd
  • CanSat Scotland
  • CapnaDSP
  • Compaq Computer Corporation UK
  • European Space Agency Headquarters (ESA HQ)
  • European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT)
  • European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)
  • European Space Operations Centre (ESOC)
  • European Centre for Earth observation (ESRIN)
  • European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC)
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • Glasgow Training Group
  • Greater Glasgow Health Board
  • HE Space Operations BV and GmbH
  • Isle of Man Government
  • The James Hutton Institute
  • Lockheed Martin UK
  • LSE Space GmbH
  • Microsoft Multimap UK
  • NHS Health Scotland
  • NHS Information Services Division
  • Partick Housing Association
  • Scottish Qualifications Authority
  • Scottish Water
  • Southern General Hospital
  • Teagasc Agriculture and Food Development Authority
  • Terma GmbH
  • West Dunbartonshire Council

Fistral Customers including Universities, European Research Networks, Research Projects, Research Centres, CDTs and Doctoral Colleges

Fistral Customers including Universities, European Research Networks, Research Projects, Research Centres, CDTs and Doctoral Colleges

Universities that have chosen Fistral include:

  • Aberdeen
  • Bath
  • Bournemouth
  • Bristol (r)
  • Cardiff (r)
  • Cork
  • Dublin City
  • Dundee
  • East London
  • Edinburgh (r)
  • Edinburgh Napier
  • Exeter (r)
  • Galway
  • Glasgow (r)
  • Glasgow Caledonian
  • Heriot-Watt
  • Kings College London (r)
  • Liverpool (r)
  • Loughborough
  • Manchester (r)
  • Newcastle (r)
  • Queen Margaret
  • Queens, Belfast (r)
  • Robert Gordon
  • Royal College of Art
  • St Andrews
  • Stirling
  • Strathclyde
  • Ulster
  • Waterford Institute of Technology
  • York St John

(r) = one of the 24 Russell Group universities
Fistral Customers include Training & Development in Universities across the country

Fistral Customers include Universities across the country

European Research Networks, Research Projects, Research Centres, CDTs and Doctoral Colleges that have chosen Fistral include:

  • CDT Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS)
  • Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC)
  • Apoptosis Research Centre
  • Bath Doctoral College
  • Bristol Doctoral College
  • CDT Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials
  • CDT Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences
  • CDT Chemical Synthesis
  • Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and Technology
  • CORE Innovative Training Network (Continuous Resolution and Deracemization of Chiral Compounds by Crystallization)
  • COST Action Network (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)
  • CDT in Digital Health and Care (DIGITAL)
  • Dalton Cumbrian Facility (DCF)
  • DITANET Network (development of novel Diagnostic Techniques for future particle Accelerators)
  • Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS)
  • EUROCAT Network (European surveillance of Congenital Anomalies)
  • Exeter Doctoral College
  • CDT in in Future Autonomous and Robotic Systems (FARSCOPE)
  • CDT Future Power Networks and Smart Grids
  • GW4 alliance (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter)
  • CDT in Integrated Catalysis (iCAT)
  • CDT Innovative Manufacturing in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation (CMAC)
  • The James Hutton Institute
  • LA3NET Network (LAsers for Applications at Accelerator facilities)
  • Liverpool Doctoral College
  • CDT Materials for Demanding Environments (M4DE)
  • CDT Metamaterials (XM2)
  • National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC)
  • OMA Network (Optimization of Medical Accelerators)
  • oPAC Network (optimization of the performance of any Particle ACcelerator)
  • OPATHY ITN Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action translational research training network
  • CDT Power Networks
  • Power Networks Demonstation Centre (PNDC)
  • CDT Quantum Engineering
  • Strathclyde Doctoral College
  • Tayside Clinical Trials Unit
  • Teagasc Agriculture and Food Development Authority
  • Ulster Doctoral College
  • UK Wind Energy Research Centre
  • UTOPIAE European research and training network
  • Wellcome Trust Liverpool Glasgow Centre for Global Health Research

… plus our work delivering training and consultancy with Space, Aeronautical, Nuclear and Renewables Energy staff and researchers…

Testimonials

Fistral is proud of the excellent feedback and course ratings we receive from customers around the world. Our dedicated Customer Support Team has extremely positive relationships with a wide range of long-standing customers.

Customers say the following about working with Fistral:

“Bournemouth University (BU) has been successfully working with Fistral Training and Consultancy Ltd for the provision of research leadership training to academic staff, including personal development, team leadership and project management. The BU team have found Fistral to be a very professional and helpful organisation, capable of adapting their services to suit our needs, and a pleasure to work with.

The response to the training programmes from our academics has been amazing. They have found the trainers to be very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and personable. Our staff have lauded the great resources available, the practical exercises for applying new tools and skills, and the clear explanations. The programmes overall have been relevant, enjoyable and good value for money.​”

Funding Development Manager, Research Development & Support, University of Bournemouth, April 2020

“In addition to great ratings, we’ve had excellent verbal feedback too. I have had a few individuals come to me to say how engaged they felt with the PM function, for the first time!”

Programmes Manager, Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), August 2015

“Fistral have been delivering Project Management training with us for 5 years now and it is an excellent and highly valued course for all research students. It can greatly contribute to the organisation of the research project itself and such skills significantly enhances the postgraduate researcher’s career portfolio.”

Head of PGR Development, University of Liverpool, June 2015

“University College Cork (UCC) has been successfully working with Fistral Training and Consultancy Ltd for the provision of PM training to a variety of staff cohorts. We have run 1-day programmes targeted at Research Staff; open 2-day programmes for mixed cohorts of staff and a very successful series of one day Masterclasses for our Senior Management Team and members of the project groups. In all instances, the training is very highly rated and we have on-going and consistent demand for all programmes.

I have found Fistral to be both cost effective and extremely cooperative in supporting the delivery of the training and in adapting the contents to the needs of the participant groups. In relation to the Masterclasses in particular, working with the trainer, we devised a means of delivering the training which introduced participants to the tools and techniques of project management while working through the life cycle of UCC projects identified by the participants themselves.

This required a huge amount of the trainer in terms of demonstrating his own command of the topic, as well as genuinely mentoring and supporting participants on project management and implementation. I believe that in this instance, together, we devised a new approach to PM training delivery, that was extremely effective in our environment.

In all our dealings with Fistral, from support to training delivery, we have found each person to be very professional and thorough and that they embodied a sound approach to project management and implementation.”

Manager, Staff Development & Welfare, University College Cork, July 2014

“We have used Fistral for a number of years now to deliver project management training to the doctoral students on our Nuclear Engineering EngD programme. The courses teach simple practical tools and techniques, clearly explained, which the students will actually use (they tell us so). It covers both theory and (importantly) the behaviours that impact on projects’ progress.

The trainer who delivers the course for us is an immense hit with the trainees. They can see that his contribution is based on extensive personal experience of project management, gained in a wide variety of contexts. He employs a wealth of anecdotes to bring his material to life, and injects a touch of humour as appropriate.

All this gives the EngD students confidence in the validity of the material which is being delivered and the motivation to utilise it on their own work.”

EngD Programme Manager, University of Manchester, May 2014

“In the five years the University of Strathclyde have engaged the services of Fistral, we’ve worked in partnership to tailor provision which specifically meets the needs of our industry-facing researchers. Year on year, the number of qualified project managers coming through the CAPM programme has increased as a result of its positive reputation and it’s demonstrable benefits within academia and other sectors.

We’ve now doubled the number of CAPM deliveries a year in response to growing demand, and it’s fast become one of the most popular and highly valued courses offered as part of the Researcher Development Programme. Fistral’s professionalism and flexible approach has ensured we continue to offer our researchers training of excellence and relevance, producing more highly skilled project managers in the process.”

Researcher Development Manager, University of Strathclyde, October 2013

“We recently worked with Fistral to create a new Consultancy Skills course for our organisation. They offered a friendly, professional service and bring a wealth of knowledge to their course creations. The trainer received some very positive feedback on the day and delegates felt the course covered some useful tools and techniques that can be easily applied to the workplace.”

Staff Development Manager, NHS National Services Scotland, Information Services Division, October 2012

“I find Fistral to be friendly, accommodating and very professional. All staff are helpful and considerate. Our feedback from workshop participants has been very positive. My personal experience of dealing with the trainers has been very positive. All trainers that I have spoken with have been keen to listen to my concerns or ideas and to provide useful constructive feedback to inform my programme planning. They have also been flexible and positive about incorporating changes into the workshop structure or the proposed content and timing.”

Researcher Development Coordinator, Heriot-Watt University, November 2011

“The company is professional and my dealings with [Fistral] in the summer with regard to the re-design of the programme were very positive from my perspective. I liked [their] flexibility and commitment to working with us on a new approach. The trainers are very professional and receive good feedback from participants.”

Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme Manager, International and Postgraduate Student Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, November 2011

UKSEDS National Student Space Conference 2022 – Fistral highlights

UKSEDS National Student Space Conference 2022 – Fistral highlights

Fistral were delighted to present the closing workshop of NSSC2022 conference, the 34th conference for students interested and active in...

“In academia or working for a company, it would be useful to take into account and prevent the risks of any type of project.” – 4.73 for Risk Management

“In academia or working for a company, it would be useful to take into account and prevent the risks of any type of project.” – 4.73 for Risk Management

Postgraduate students at the University of Strathclyde undertook Fistral’s Risk Management online training session. The group gave the training an...

“Recommended! Lots of transferable skills.” – PM at the University of Manchester

“Recommended! Lots of transferable skills.” – PM at the University of Manchester

PhD students at the University of Manchester, mainly in their first years, logged on to Fistrals’ Introduction to Project Planning...

Time Management for PhD – Rated 4.85

Time Management for PhD – Rated 4.85

PhD students at the University of Strathclyde logged on to Fistral’s Keeping on Top of Your PhD: Personal Time Management...

“Super useful in order to pass the exam” – CAPM Training

“Super useful in order to pass the exam” – CAPM Training

A group of postgraduate students and research staff at the University of Bath joined us for a CAPM Preparation webinar...

4.81 – “I’m excited to fully apply these [PM] techniques to my PhD”

4.81 – “I’m excited to fully apply these [PM] techniques to my PhD”

PhD students at the University of Manchester logged on to our popular Introduction to Project Planning webinar session. The group...

“100% worth doing” – 4.90/5 for CAPM Prep course

“100% worth doing” – 4.90/5 for CAPM Prep course

A cohort of PhD students at the University of Strathclyde joined Fistral’s CAPM Preparation webinar training session. The group gave...

“Training applicable for a PhD student” – Intro to Project Planning

“Training applicable for a PhD student” – Intro to Project Planning

PhD students in their first and second years at the University of Manchester logged on to our online training session...

“I wish I’d done this training earlier in my career”; “I’ll be able to apply this to my work.” – staff on PMRW

“I wish I’d done this training earlier in my career”; “I’ll be able to apply this to my work.” – staff on PMRW

We enjoyed a warm welcome at Loughborough University recently delivering Fistral’s Project Management in the Real World training to a...

“Useful in context of PhD” – CDT webinar feedback

“Useful in context of PhD” – CDT webinar feedback

We enjoyed delivering an on-site training session at the University of Manchester, iCAT Centre for Doctoral Training entitled Project Management...

4.75 for Intro to PM – “Trainer’s experience of PhD study gave a helpful insight into how the techniques demonstrated could be applied in our context.”

4.75 for Intro to PM – “Trainer’s experience of PhD study gave a helpful insight into how the techniques demonstrated could be applied in our context.”

PhD students from the University of Strathclyde logged on to our webinar session Introduction to Project Management, part of the...

“A good session to help you start your PhD journey” – Introduction to Project Management

“A good session to help you start your PhD journey” – Introduction to Project Management

We welcomed a group of PhD students and a research fellow from the University of Strathclyde, to an online training...

“Informative and helpful”: Creating a Good Supervisory Relationship webinar

“Informative and helpful”: Creating a Good Supervisory Relationship webinar

We welcomed a cohort of mainly 1st and 3rd year PhD students at the University of Strathclyde to a webinar...

Project Management in the Real World onsite training – Rated 4.86 out of 5

Project Management in the Real World onsite training – Rated 4.86 out of 5

A group of PhD students from the University of Manchester Advanced Biomedical Materials CDT joined us onsite for a training...

“Applicable to PhD research but also in any future job” – Advanced Project Management

“Applicable to PhD research but also in any future job” – Advanced Project Management

Postgraduate Researchers and research staff from the University of Bath attended Fistral’s Advanced Project Management webinar. During this course, attendees...

“This course gives several tools to use in different circumstances” – Communication skills

“This course gives several tools to use in different circumstances” – Communication skills

PhD students at the University of Strathclyde logged on locally but also from as far away as Nigeria, Tanzania and...

“Very insightful” – Project Planning 1-4

“Very insightful” – Project Planning 1-4

We enjoyed hosting a mixed group of research students and staff from Napier University on our four-part Project Planning webinar...

“Demystifies the planning process” – Project Planning

“Demystifies the planning process” – Project Planning

We welcomed a group of PhD students from the University of Liverpool back to part three of Fistral’s Introduction to...

Advanced Project Management – Rated 4.92 out of 5

Advanced Project Management – Rated 4.92 out of 5

We hosted a group of PhD students from the University of Strathclyde on Fistral’s Advanced Project Management webinar session. They...

“I highly recommend this class to PhD students” – Leadership and Teambuilding techniques

“I highly recommend this class to PhD students” – Leadership and Teambuilding techniques

Postgraduate researchers at the University of Strathclyde logged on to our Leadership and Teambuilding Techniques online training course. The researchers...

“Really useful and applied to real life” – Risk Management webinar

“Really useful and applied to real life” – Risk Management webinar

We ran our Risk Management online training session for PhD students and research staff at the University of Bath. The...

“Useful, motivating and thought-provoking” – Supervisory relationship webinar feedback

“Useful, motivating and thought-provoking” – Supervisory relationship webinar feedback

PhD students at the University of Liverpool logged on to our online training session Creating a Good Supervisory Relationship. The...

“Practical tools provided” – Project Planning webinar

“Practical tools provided” – Project Planning webinar

PhD students at the University of Liverpool logged on to part two of Fistral’s Introduction to Project Planning webinar course,...

Avoid Drifting Webinar – Rated 4.92 out of 5

Avoid Drifting Webinar – Rated 4.92 out of 5

Postgraduate researchers from the University of Strathclyde logged on to Fistral’s webinar entitled Taking Charge of Your Time: Avoid Drifting....

“Grounded in real-life practical issues” – Project Planning for PhDs

“Grounded in real-life practical issues” – Project Planning for PhDs

PhD students at the University of Liverpool logged on to part one of our Introduction to Project Planning webinar series,...

“The best workshop I’ve been to so far, hands down” – Project Management Course

“The best workshop I’ve been to so far, hands down” – Project Management Course

Postgraduate researchers at Heriot-Watt University attended all three parts of Fistral’s Project Management webinar course. The students were logging on...

“Can’t wait to start using the techniques!” – PM webinar

“Can’t wait to start using the techniques!” – PM webinar

We welcomed a group of staff from across the University of Dundee back with us to part three of Fistral’s...

4.79 for Risk Management

4.79 for Risk Management

PGRs at the University of Strathclyde logged on to a day of online training entitled Project Risk Management. The group...

4.75 – “Training was useful and really felt like it was tailored for academic/PhD setting”

4.75 – “Training was useful and really felt like it was tailored for academic/PhD setting”

We hosted a group of PhD students at the University of Strathclyde on a day of online training entitled Introduction...

“Useful tools to apply in research projects”, 4.70 rating from staff

“Useful tools to apply in research projects”, 4.70 rating from staff

We held a three-part Project Planning webinar series attended by staff from Heriot-Watt University. The series included sessions called Establishing...

“Toolkit now in place to make the most out of my PhD” – Time Management Training

“Toolkit now in place to make the most out of my PhD” – Time Management Training

We hosted PhD students from the University of Strathclyde to an online training course called Keeping on Top of Your...

Procrastination Busting helps PhDs “be aware of potential pitfalls and how to overcome them”

Procrastination Busting helps PhDs “be aware of potential pitfalls and how to overcome them”

We hosted a group of PhD students from Edinburgh Napier University on a webinar session entitled Getting Unstuck – Procrastination...

“Useful information for your PhD project” – Introduction to Project Planning

“Useful information for your PhD project” – Introduction to Project Planning

PhD students at the University of Strathclyde attended our three-part webinar training Introduction to Project Planning (Parts 1, 2 and...

LSE Space staff say Agile PM provides “Important and useful concepts” for Space projects

LSE Space staff say Agile PM provides “Important and useful concepts” for Space projects

Space agency staff joined us recently for a webinar session Agile Product Management: An Introduction Using Scrum. The staff gave...

Agile PM is “Very useful” for UK Catapult staff, 100% would recommend

Agile PM is “Very useful” for UK Catapult staff, 100% would recommend

Fistral hosted a group of staff at one of the UK’s Catapult Centres – Offshore Renewables Energy Catapult (ORE) for a webinar...

Senior research staff say Managing Complex Projects is “Definitely worth attending”

Senior research staff say Managing Complex Projects is “Definitely worth attending”

We welcomed senior research staff at the University of Warwick back to part two of our training Advanced Techniques for Managing...

Resilience Building webinar -“It’s given me a new perspective on how I approach my PhD”

Resilience Building webinar -“It’s given me a new perspective on how I approach my PhD”

PhD students at Edinburgh Napier University logged on to Fistral’s webinar entitled Surviving the Long Haul: Resilience Building. The students...

“Immediately applicable” for CDTs – Introduction to Project Planning

“Immediately applicable” for CDTs – Introduction to Project Planning

We hosted a group of PhD students from the University of Bath for an online training session Introduction to Project...

4.92, Planning for Uncertainty – “This is probably the only project planning course to learn all you need to for any research work”

4.92, Planning for Uncertainty – “This is probably the only project planning course to learn all you need to for any research work”

PGRs at University of Ulster Doctoral College logged into the fourth and final session of Fistral’s Introduction to Project Planning...

“The tools explained could be really useful for e.g. grant proposal writing” – Managing Complex Research Projects

“The tools explained could be really useful for e.g. grant proposal writing” – Managing Complex Research Projects

We hosted a webinar session called Advanced Techniques for Managing Complex Research Projects (Part 1) for senior research staff at...

Introduction to Project Planning (Part Three) – 5 out of 5

Introduction to Project Planning (Part Three) – 5 out of 5

PhD students at University of Ulster Doctoral College logged into the third consecutive session in our Introduction to Project Planning...

Creating a Good Supervisory Relationship – “It will help not only develop your relationship with your supervisor but understand what type of student you are too”

Creating a Good Supervisory Relationship – “It will help not only develop your relationship with your supervisor but understand what type of student you are too”

We hosted a group of PhD students from the University of Liverpool Doctoral College on a webinar session entitled Creating...

“Great for getting off the ground with PhD” – 4.81 for Intro to Project Planning (Part Two)

“Great for getting off the ground with PhD” – 4.81 for Intro to Project Planning (Part Two)

PhD students at University of Ulster Doctoral College logged into part two of our Introduction to Project Planning webinar series....

“Helps look at the bigger picture of a PhD” – Introduction to Project Planning (Part One)

“Helps look at the bigger picture of a PhD” – Introduction to Project Planning (Part One)

A group of PhD students at University of Ulster Doctoral College logged into part one of our Introduction to Project...

4.88 – Project Management training at UoBath

4.88 – Project Management training at UoBath

Fistral’s Introduction to Project Management webinar training course was attended by PhD students at the University of Bath UKRI Centre...

“The entire course was quite relevant.” – 4.70 from Space sector staff

“The entire course was quite relevant.” – 4.70 from Space sector staff

We recently welcomed European Space staff to Fistral’s online training course Project Management Principles - Level 1. We were delighted...

“Very effective” – Time Management webinar at UoLiverpool

“Very effective” – Time Management webinar at UoLiverpool

PhD students at the University of Liverpool logged on to Fistral’s webinar session Taking Charge of Your Time: Avoid Drifting....

“A brilliant session!” – Project Management: 5 Key Tips for Undergrads (new course)

“A brilliant session!” – Project Management: 5 Key Tips for Undergrads (new course)

The leadership team of the University of Strathclyde undergraduate group 'Strathloop' logged on to Fistral’s brand new webinar “Project Management:...

“As an innovation organisation [Agile PM] is a good insight into how we can improve our proposal and design development process”

“As an innovation organisation [Agile PM] is a good insight into how we can improve our proposal and design development process”

Staff at one of the UK's Catapult Centres - Offshore Renewables Energy Catapult (ORE) logged on to Fistral’s online training...

Time Management – LSE Space – 100% would recommend & 100% will be able to apply the learning

Time Management – LSE Space – 100% would recommend & 100% will be able to apply the learning

Staff at LSE Space GmbH logged on to our Time Management Strategies webinar. The space sector staff gave an overall...