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.

"Very well delivered. Great structure and content. Would recommend to colleagues”

Staff member, NHS Health Scotland 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Advanced Forming Research Centre
  • Apoptosis Research Centre
  • 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)
  • DITANET Network (development of novel Diagnostic Techniques for future particle Accelerators)
  • Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
  • EUROCAT Network (European surveillance of Congenital Anomalies)
  • Exeter Doctoral College
  • CDT Future Power Networks and Smart Grids
  • GW4 alliance (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter)
  • CDT Innovative Manufacturing in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation (CMAC)
  • LA3NET Network (LAsers for Applications at Accelerator facilities)
  • Liverpool Doctoral College
  • CDT Materials for Demanding Environments (M4DE)
  • CDT Metamaterials (XM2)
  • National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (Ireland)
  • OMA Network (Optimization of Medical Accelerators)
  • oPAC Network (optimization of the performance of any Particle ACcelerator)
  • CDT Power Networks
  • Power Networks Demonstation Centre
  • CDT Quantum Engineering
  • Tayside Clinical Trials Unit
  • Teagasc UCC Agri Food Graduate Development Programme
  • UK Wind Energy Research Centre
  • 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:

“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

“It helps [with] keeping time allocation realistic.” – Keeping on Top of Your Research or PhD

“It helps [with] keeping time allocation realistic.” – Keeping on Top of Your Research or PhD

Our Personal Time Management Strategies webinar was extremely well received by PhDs in the University of Strathclyde. Rating 4.79 out...

4.78 for Professional Communication Skills webinar

4.78 for Professional Communication Skills webinar

PCS is a very popular topics with researchers and all-staff, and this course was no different. Given 4.78 out of...

4.78 for Fistral’s Scoping the Project webinar

4.78 for Fistral’s Scoping the Project webinar

Part 2 in our 3-part series introducing Project Planning was extremely well received by participants in Edinburgh Napier University. The...

“Very useful. Wish I had this in my last job.” – Intro to PM Planning webinar

“Very useful. Wish I had this in my last job.” – Intro to PM Planning webinar

The second session in our 3-part PM Planning webinar series was held with the University of Stirling, Institute of Advanced...

“Introduction to PM Planning” webinar- 4.69 out of 5

“Introduction to PM Planning” webinar- 4.69 out of 5

Our series of webinars introducing Project Management Planning had been very popular over the past few months. The first in...

4.81 out of 5 – “Introduction to Project Planning Part 1: Establishing Foundations” webinar

4.81 out of 5 – “Introduction to Project Planning Part 1: Establishing Foundations” webinar

A recent research-focused PM webinar was held with the University of Stirling Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS). PhDs, librarians, RAs,...

100% of participants learned new tools and techniques – “Making Your Case: Creating Convincing Arguments”

100% of participants learned new tools and techniques – “Making Your Case: Creating Convincing Arguments”

The final session in our 3-part Influencing Skills series of webinars was very well received by participants. Liverpool Doctoral College...

“This is by far the best course I have ever attended throughout my PhD” – PM Planning webinar

“This is by far the best course I have ever attended throughout my PhD” – PM Planning webinar

The final webinar in our 3-part series on Project Management Planning was held with the University of Liverpool's Doctoral College....

4.72 for PM webinar – “It really is useful.”

4.72 for PM webinar – “It really is useful.”

Our face-to-face Project Management in the Real World 2-day course has been compacted to an online version during Covid-19. PhDs...

“These webinars have been a gem.” – 4.74 for Assertive Communication

“These webinars have been a gem.” – 4.74 for Assertive Communication

Liverpool University Doctoral College students on our Assertive Communication webinar gave great feedback and excellent ratings. 100% of the PGRs...

“Thank you, amazing webinar.” – PM Planning Part 2: Scoping the Project

“Thank you, amazing webinar.” – PM Planning Part 2: Scoping the Project

A recent webinar with Liverpool Doctoral College students - some joining from as far away as Australia - was given...

4.80 for ‘Influencing Without Authority’, Liverpool Doctoral College

4.80 for ‘Influencing Without Authority’, Liverpool Doctoral College

The first in a three-part series of Influencing Strategies online training sessions was held last Wednesday and received brilliant feedback....

Our ‘Planning for Uncertainty’ webinar is “very useful”

Our ‘Planning for Uncertainty’ webinar is “very useful”

The University of Stirling Institute for Advanced Studies recently held a 'Planning for Uncertainty' online training session. This webinar considers...

4.69 out of 5 – “This has been the best webinar I’ve attended since I started my PhD.” (final year PhD student, Liverpool)

4.69 out of 5 – “This has been the best webinar I’ve attended since I started my PhD.” (final year PhD student, Liverpool)

A recent webinar with the Liverpool Doctoral College received excellent feedback. Rating 4..69 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), our...

Kick-Off Your PhD webinar – Part 2, Scoping

Kick-Off Your PhD webinar – Part 2, Scoping

The second of our Kick-Off webinars for PhDs was delivered online for the University of Stirling. This session - 'Kick-Off...

4.86 out of 5 – Resilience Building for PhD webinar

4.86 out of 5 – Resilience Building for PhD webinar

We were delighted when, once again, our webinars were rated 4.86 out of 5 (5 being Excellent), with participants taking...

“…I have heard about certain concepts in some workshops but I didn’t find much meaning like I have today. Very useful…” – Kick-Off Your PhD webinar

“…I have heard about certain concepts in some workshops but I didn’t find much meaning like I have today. Very useful…” – Kick-Off Your PhD webinar

'Kick-Off Your PhD: Understanding Your Project' webinar is the first in a series of four aimed at supporting first-year PhDs...

4.86 overall – “Planning for Uncertainty” webinar; trainer given 5 out of 5!

4.86 overall – “Planning for Uncertainty” webinar; trainer given 5 out of 5!

We were delighted when our "Planning for Uncertainty" webinar was given such a high rating. PGR/PhD researchers at Edinburgh Napier...

“Assertive Communication” – 100% would attend more Fistral webinars

“Assertive Communication” – 100% would attend more Fistral webinars

Our first outing of this webinar for QUB was very well received by researchers. A full-house rated the session 4.34...

4.84 – another successful Fistral webinar!

4.84 – another successful Fistral webinar!

Our two Risk Management webinars were run back-to-back last week for researchers and PhD students at the University of Strathclyde....

Procrastination Busting webinar rates 4.50 out of 5 from PhDs

Procrastination Busting webinar rates 4.50 out of 5 from PhDs

A recent webinar - Getting Unstuck: Procrastination Busting Techniques - held with Edinburgh Napier University received lots of positive comments...

“This is great for a web seminar, lots better than others I’ve attended.” – 4.75 for Risk

“This is great for a web seminar, lots better than others I’ve attended.” – 4.75 for Risk

The first outing of our two live Risk webinars was extremely well received, with participants at the University of Strathclyde...

More free transferable skills training videos from Fistral online now

More free transferable skills training videos from Fistral online now

A new set of our free videos is now available on the Fistral website. All videos remain completely free during...

Project Management Webinar – 4.47 out of 5 overall, 80% say “This was a useful session”

Project Management Webinar – 4.47 out of 5 overall, 80% say “This was a useful session”

Our first PM webinar, held as part of the Researcher Development Programme (RDP) programme at the University of Strathclyde, was...

PM “demystified” – NEW FREE Videos uploaded

PM “demystified” – NEW FREE Videos uploaded

As promised, and following-on from our first set of free online Project Management videos, we now have new 'shots' of...

FREE – Fistral PM Videos available online now

FREE – Fistral PM Videos available online now

During Covid-19 everyone is pulling together to help where they can, and the Fistral team is doing our bit too....

Fistral Project Management Webinars Released

Fistral Project Management Webinars Released

Fistral Project Management webinars are now available - with more coming on this and other topics coming soon! PM webinars...

Fistral FREE PM Coaching/Mentoring for work linked to Covid-19

Fistral FREE PM Coaching/Mentoring for work linked to Covid-19

In addition to access to free PM Videos, the Fistral Team is offering 'pro bono' trainer time. This is for...

“Tools for use in real life scenarios were very useful as seeing the practical application makes it easier to see how it can be used in own role.” – 4.9 for Business Analysis

“Tools for use in real life scenarios were very useful as seeing the practical application makes it easier to see how it can be used in own role.” – 4.9 for Business Analysis

Our Business Analysis course held for staff at the University of Dundee received excellent comments and ratings. Run with the...

Clap for Carers – 8pm, Thu 26th March 2020

Clap for Carers – 8pm, Thu 26th March 2020

We can all show support for NHS staff, care workers, and all who continue to support us during this pandemic...

Fistral Webinars available now

Fistral Webinars available now

Fistral have been working hard to develop the following webinars in order to support customers and course participants during Covid-19....

Fistral “Virtual” Office open

Fistral “Virtual” Office open

In response to the office closing, the whole Fistral team – like most organisations around the globe – are working...

Leadership and Teambuilding Techniques – “Totally recommend”

Leadership and Teambuilding Techniques – “Totally recommend”

A group from Exeter University's CDT in Metamaterials (XM2), rated our Leadership and Teambuilding Techniques 2-day course as 4.55 out...

Covid-19 Response

Covid-19 Response

Fistral want to send their thoughts and best wishes to all those who are suffering, or supporting loved ones, during...

“Was really relevant to be able to plan better my PhD project, overcome risks, problems and handle them.” – PMRW

“Was really relevant to be able to plan better my PhD project, overcome risks, problems and handle them.” – PMRW

Earlier this month we delivered our flagship Project Management in the Real World 2-day course at the University of Manchester....

4.69 – Managing Complex Research Projects

4.69 – Managing Complex Research Projects

A group of researcher staff from three Scottish Universities attended our Managing Complex Research Projects session held in Edinburgh Napier...

Control Your PhD – “Definitely recommend to other students. Also transferable to my ‘real life’ role.”

Control Your PhD – “Definitely recommend to other students. Also transferable to my ‘real life’ role.”

At the start of March the Fistral team delivered two sessions on Controlling Your PhD: Part One: Introduction to Project...

4.95 out of 5 – “I’m going to plan the final stages of my PhD more thoroughly using techniques provided.  I feel more confident I can plan and finish on time now.”

4.95 out of 5 – “I’m going to plan the final stages of my PhD more thoroughly using techniques provided. I feel more confident I can plan and finish on time now.”

The University of Bath Doctoral College researchers and PGRs attended our Introduction to Project Management and Intermediate Project Management courses...

Decision-Making: “Worth it and valuable to our everyday work/life.” LSE staff

Decision-Making: “Worth it and valuable to our everyday work/life.” LSE staff

Out 3-day Decision-Making course in Germany was compacted to 2 days due to heavy snow storms meaning flights were unable...

Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) rate Introduction to PM 4.40

Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) rate Introduction to PM 4.40

We've been working with the University of Bristol's Advanced Composites Collaboration for Innovation and Science (ACCIS) for many years now,...

4.91 & 4.81 – UCC staff: “I’ve done a lot of PM training & refreshers but I think today was the most practical. Really valuable techniques.”

4.91 & 4.81 – UCC staff: “I’ve done a lot of PM training & refreshers but I think today was the most practical. Really valuable techniques.”

Our courses delivered with Staff Welfare & Development at University College Cork (UCC) once again got excellent ratings. Two practical...

Careers Office staff – Intermediate PM rated 4.81 out of 5

Careers Office staff – Intermediate PM rated 4.81 out of 5

A bespoke team session for Careers Office staff in University College Cork (UCC) at the start of the year got...

“This is the best training I have had through OPD … ” – University of Dundee staff

“This is the best training I have had through OPD … ” – University of Dundee staff

We were delighted when staff on the Introduction to Project Management course held with the University of Dundee rated the...

4.95 for PMRW from QUB

4.95 for PMRW from QUB

Our flagship course, Project Management in the Real World, was given a resounding thumbs up by students at Queen's University...

MSc group rate PMRW 4.88 out of 5

MSc group rate PMRW 4.88 out of 5

A group of MSc students at Queen's University Belfast gave our Project Management in the Real World 2-day course 4.88...

4.75 out of 5 – PM Principles Level 1, LSE Space GmbH

4.75 out of 5 – PM Principles Level 1, LSE Space GmbH

Project Management Principles Level 1 is a 4-day course contextualised for the Space sector. Having delivered it for many years...

“This is a really good course, and has helped me get a job in project management – can’t say better than that!” – CAPM series for Bath Doctoral College & Academic Staff Development

“This is a really good course, and has helped me get a job in project management – can’t say better than that!” – CAPM series for Bath Doctoral College & Academic Staff Development

The start of the year saw the end of our first series of CAPM training days at the University of...

EPSRC CDT gives 4.80 for ‘Advanced PM’ and ‘CAPM Preparation Day’

EPSRC CDT gives 4.80 for ‘Advanced PM’ and ‘CAPM Preparation Day’

The University of Strathclyde's Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks & Smart Grids, in partnership with Imperial College...

Bespoke PM course rates 4.83 out of 5

Bespoke PM course rates 4.83 out of 5

Established in 2011 by uniting the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute and SCRI (Scottish Crop Research Institute), the James Hutton...

‘Advanced Project Management’ rates 4.74

‘Advanced Project Management’ rates 4.74

Researchers in the University of Bath attended our Advanced PM course earlier this month as part of the CAPM suite...