My current and past client base includes, amongst others: The John Muir Trust, Queen Margaret University, Health in Mind, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, The European Distance and E-Learning Network, Jewel and Esk College, East Lothian Chiropractic, and Highland Fling Childcare.
“Having worked with Craig on a range of parliamentary and international projects I can attest to his professionalism, wide knowledge and ability to get to the heart of issues. Craig is goal-oriented and he will bring his intellect and commitment to bear to ensure his clients achieve their objectives.” Vanessa Glynn, Former Head of Europe Team, Scottish Government and of External Liaison Unit, Scottish Parliament.
“Craig is accustomed to dealing with high level players…..has shown exceptional organisational abilities….he has been regularly called upon to undertake tasks beyond the normal remit.” IR, Department for International Development.
‘We engaged Mercator Coaching and Consulting to help produce a Development Plan for a Round 2 application to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Working to a very tight timeframe, Craig, Rick and Sunci very quickly identified how best to apply their relative strengths to the task, got to know us as an organisation, and remained focused on the agreed brief.
Whilst we won’t hear from HLF for a few months, we feel that the exercise has fully met their requirements. The process of working with Mercator generated valuable feedback from partners, identified an extensive set of leads and contexts for future work, and offered objective analysis of our work that gives a fantastic platform for the growth of the John Muir Award in England.
The quality and quantity of information – delivered under significant time pressure – has exceeded my expectations. A well-balanced combination of collaboration, consultation, productivity and enjoyment has been very much in evidence. Working with Mercator over the past 2 months has been a very positive experience for John Muir Trust staff.‘ Rob Bushby, John Muir Award Manager for the UK, The John Muir Trust
‘Craig is an excellent facilitator who has given me a different perspective on various issues. I have made real progress in a short time, both in how I allocate my time and the style of communication both within and external to my team. I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking for a way forward.‘ Anne Moore, Depute Director, Facilities Services, Queen Margaret University
‘Dr French contributed to the implementation of the European Union funded projects POERUP (Policies for OER Uptake) and ODS (Open Discovery Space – Socially-powered multilingual open learning infrastructure to boost the adoption of eLearning resources).
His tasks included assembling country studies about the state of art of the use of open educational resources (OER) and launching research work about worldwide e-learning policies by elaboration of the research methodology and its implementation framework. He represented EDEN effectively and successfully at the related international meetings. He has always worked with elan and motivation, with a strategic approach.‘ Dr Andras Szucs, Secretary General, European Distance and E-Learning Network