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.
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
- CALA Group Ltd
- CanSat Scotland
- 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
Universities that have chosen Fistral include:
- Bristol (r)
- Cardiff (r)
- Dublin City
- East London
- Edinburgh (r)
- Edinburgh Napier
- Exeter (r)
- Glasgow (r)
- Glasgow Caledonian
- Kings College London (r)
- Liverpool (r)
- Manchester (r)
- Newcastle (r)
- Queen Margaret
- Queens, Belfast (r)
- Robert Gordon
- Royal College of Art
- St Andrews
- Waterford Institute of Technology
- York St John
(r) = one of the 24 Russell Group universities
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…
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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Staff from LSE Space GmbH logged on to Fistral’s training webinar The Powerful Communicator. The group gave an overall feedback...
Research staff from the University of Warwick, logged on to the fourth and final of the Project Management Essentials series...
Staff at independent space consultancy LSE Space GmbH logged on to Fistral’s Project Management Principles - Level 1 training session....
Senior researchers at the University of Warwick continued the two-part series of webinars Managing Complex Research Projects logging on to...
Research staff from the University of Warwick logged on to the third session in the Project Management Essentials series of four...
Research staff from the University of Warwick Researcher Development Programme logged on to the second session in the Project Management...
Senior research staff at the University of Warwick attended part one of a two-part Fistral webinar series Managing Complex Research...
The Effective Teamworker in the Space sector – “Very well balanced, definitely applicable to real-life work situations.”
Staff from independent space consultancy LSE Space GmbH logged on to Fistral’s training webinar The Effective Teamworker. The group gave...
“Really useful things that I can take away and use for my work” – Time Management Strategies for researchers
Attendees from the University of Strathclyde Doctoral College and Researcher Development programme logged on to Fistral’s Keeping on Top of...
Postgraduate Researchers at the University of Ulster attended our four-part online training course; Introduction to Project Planning for researchers. Rating...
PhD students at the University of Liverpool Doctoral College logged on to our Procrastination Busting webinar. This training provides attendees...
Staff from the Leverhulme Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee attended a bespoke Fistral training webinar ‘Collaborating...
A mix of research staff and students at the University of Stirling logged on to parts one, two and three...
Postgraduate researchers at Strathclyde University Doctoral College logged on to Fistral’s ‘Leadership and Teambuilding Techniques’ webinar training. In this course,...
We hosted a group of postgraduate students from the University of Liverpool Doctoral College for a second time, as they...
First and Second-year Postgraduate students at the University of Strathclyde Doctoral College logged in to Fistral’s Introduction to Project Planning...
A mixture of research staff and students at the University of Bath logged on to our CAPM Preparation Day training....
A group of postgraduate researchers from the University of Manchester CDT in Integrated Catalysis, logged on to Fistral’s ‘Advanced Project...
Postgraduate Researchers from the University of Strathclyde Researcher Development Programme attended Fistral’s Risk Management training series. Strathclyde’s Researcher Development Programme...
Postgraduate Researchers at the University of Manchester CDT in Integrated Catalysis logged in to Fistral’s Risk Management training. iCAT students...
A group of Postgraduate Researchers attended our Leadership and Team Building Techniques webinar. The group are from the EPSRC Centre...
A cohort of Postgraduate Researchers at the University of Manchester Materials for Demanding Environments (M4DE) CDT undertook our three-part Project...
Attendees from the University of Manchester Advanced BioMedical Materials CDT attended Fistral’s 'Introduction to Project Planning' and 'Risk Management' Webinars....
Staff at LSE Space GmbH logged on to Fistral’s Advanced Team Leadership online training course. As an independent space consultancy,...
Postgraduate Researchers from the University of Strathclyde logged on to the third part of our Introduction to Project Planning training,...