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
- Catapult – Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE)
- 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
- University of Bath Student Union
- West Dunbartonshire Council
Universities that have chosen Fistral include:
- Bristol (r)
- Cardiff (r)
- Dublin City
- Durham (r)
- 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
- Warwick (r)
- 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 in Advanced Bio-Medical Materials (ABM)
- CDT Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS)
- Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC)
- Apoptosis Research Centre
- Bath Doctoral College
- CDT in in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI (BATH ART-AI)
- Bristol Doctoral College
- Cardiff Doctoral College
- CDT Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials
- CDT Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences
- CDT Chemical Synthesis
- Cockcroft Institute of Accelerator Science and Technology
- CDT in Composites Science, Engineering and Manufacturing (CoSEM)
- 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 & Care
- 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)
- MSc Programme in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace, QUB
- National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC)
- Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership (NINE DTP)
- Nuclear EngD Programme, University of Manchester
- 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
- CDT in Theory And Modelling in the Chemical Sciences
- Ulster Doctoral College
- UK Wind Energy Research Centre
- UTOPIAE European research and training network
- Wellcome Trust Liverpool Glasgow Centre for Global Health Research
- CDT Wind Energy Systems, University of Strathclyde in partnership with the University of Edinburgh and the University of Oxford
… 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.”
Loughborough University staff joined Fistral onsite for our Project Management in the Real World training. The group rated the training...
A second group of staff from Loughborough University joined us onsite for Fistral’s Project Management in the Real World training....
Staff at Loughborough University joined us onsite for Fistral’s Project Management in the Real World training. The group rated the...
PGR’s from the University of Manchester, Graphene NOWNANO CDT joined Fistral onsite for a session entitled Introduction to Project Management....
Fistral delivered our CAPM Preparation training course onsite to PGRs at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. This session prepares...
Postgraduate researchers at the University of Strathclyde Doctoral School joined us onsite in Glasgow for a session entitled Project Risk...
PhD students from the University of Liverpool who logged on to Fistral’s Creating a Good Supervisory Relationship webinar session, gave...
Staff at the University of Bristol joined us for a training session called Project Management Tools for Managing Your Research...
PGRs at The University of Strathclyde joined Fistral onsite for a training course entitled Leadership and Teambuilding Techniques. The group...
We were joined online by Post Graduate Researchers at the University of Bristol for parts 1 & 2 of Fistral's...
Staff from the University of Manchester joined us online for a training session entitled Introduction to Project Planning. The group...
Joining us onsite at the University of Strathclyde, a cohort of PhD students undertook Fistral’s Project Management in the Real...
Postgraduate Researchers at Ulster University logged on to Fistral’s webinar session Get Unstuck: Procrastination Busting. The attendees rated the course...
A group from The University of Exeter Doctoral College logged on to Part 4 of a webinar series entitled Project...
A mix of PhDs and research staff from The University of Bath logged on to our Introduction to Project Management...
PhD students from Ulster University Doctoral College logged on to Fistral’s webinar session Taking Charge of Your Time: Avoid Drifting....
Staff at The University of Manchester joined us online for Fistral’s Introduction to Project Planning webinar training. The group gave...
Fistral welcomed students from the University of Liverpool Doctoral College online for a training session Taking Charge of Your Time:...
Researchers from The University of Exeter Doctoral College joined us for Part 3 of a webinar series Project Management Essentials...
Fistral was welcomed onsite at Loughborough University for a training session Project Management in the Real World (PMRW). The group...
Researcher staff from The University of Exeter once more joined us for Part 2 of a webinar series entitled Project...
Researcher staff from The University of Exeter Doctoral College joined us online for Part 1 of a webinar series entitled...
Staff at the University of Dundee logged on to Part 3 of Fistral’s Introduction to Project Planning course, entitled Creating...
PhD students from Ulster University Doctoral College gave Fistral’s webinar session Build Your Resilience and Take your PhD in your...
Joining us online for a webinar session entitled Keeping on Top of Your PhD: Personal Time Management Strategies were a...
The third of four training courses in our CAPM professional certification series, Project Risk Management, was delivered onsite to a...
We welcomed a cohort of PhD students and research staff at all levels from The University of Bath online for...
Onsite at The University of Strathclyde Teaching and Learning Building, we delivered Fistral’s Project Management in the Real World training...
PhD students at the Doctoral College in the University of Strathclyde joined us online for a webinar entitled Creating a...
A group of research staff and PhDs from The University of Bath joined us online for a training session Introduction...
We welcomed a cohort of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year PhD students from the University of Strathclyde Doctoral College to...
Onsite at The University of Strathclyde, we delivered a training course called Leadership and Teambuilding Techniques. The attendees gave a...
“Really worthwhile – lots of practical tools” – PM Tools for Managing Your Research Project post-award
Joining us onsite for a new training session entitled Project Management Tools for Managing Your Research Project was a group...
Postgraduate Researchers from The University of Manchester joined us online for Fistral’s Introduction to Project Planning webinar session. The Doctoral...
Onsite for this session, we welcomed a group of PhD students from the University of Strathclyde, to a training course...
“Perfect for both students and professionals” – Taking Charge of Your Time: Avoid Drifting’ rates 5 out of 5
We welcomed a group of PhD students from the University of Strathclyde Doctoral College online to a webinar entitled Taking...
Staff at the University of Dundee logged on to a Fistral CAPM Prep webinar session. This training prepares attendees to...
Logging on to Fistral’s webinar session Managing Conflict in Teams were staff from The University of Dundee, who rated the...
Staff at The University of Dundee logged on to a Fistral webinar session entitled Making Decisions in Stressful Circumstances. The...
A group of staff from The University of Dundee logged on to Part 4 of Fistral's Introduction to Project Planning...
Fistral hosted an onsite training course for Postgraduate Researchers at the University of Strathclyde entitled Risk Management in the Real...
PhD students at the University of Ulster Doctoral College joined us once more for part three of our four-part Introduction...