“We have worked with Andrew for many years and he has delivered many different training sessions for us to different audiences as part of a number of programmes. The content of the training is always well thought out and well delivered and Andrew has an engaging manner which our audience always responds well to. For us, one of benefits of working with Andrew is that he understands the university sector and how academics work and tailors his sessions appropriately. This means that the audience can relate well to the material and put the training straight into practice and improve the way they engage with business situations. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.”
Head of Enterprise Development
University of Birmingham
"Andrew Corcoran of Blueberry Training delivered two training session for the University of Hertfordshire in 2016, both were well received and feedback from participants was positive. Andrew is a dynamic and energetic presenter who encourages participation and engage of all attendees. Both sessions were hands on and practical which was something that the academics appreciated and made full use of."
Senior Business Development Coordinator
University of Hertfordshire
"Andrew has delivered several workshops this year at the University of Sheffield. They have been tailored to our academic and professional staff. The focus has been on building and developing fruitful business and research relationships with external partners. The workshops were interactive, informative and insightful and were delivered with confidence and enthusiasm and were supported with good theoretical models, practical examples and case studies."
Partnerships & Engagement Support Officer
The University of Sheffield
"Andrew delivered the workshop ‘The Entrepreneurial Academic’ to a range of academic, support and partner organisation staff in February 2017. His content was clear and contemporary, serving to fine tune some of our existing approaches and also to develop our ideas in new areas. The delivery was flexible as Andrew managed to explore the diverse range of delegate interests in more depth and to bring out their experiences in a friendly and supportive environment. It’s fair to say that there were a great deal of connections made amongst delegates that could lead to future collaborations as a result of this group learning approach. We are looking forward to working again with Andrew as we begin a wider engagement programme to develop academic enterprise practice at University of Limerick."
Director, Technology Transfer Office
University of Limerick
“Our experience of Andrew and the Theatre for Lecturers session has been very positive. Andrew was seen as flexible, reassuring and professional. Staff who attended described the session as helpful for all teaching staff and particularly those new to teaching in an HE environment, providing an opportunity to explore a range of best practice in relation to engaging and informing students. We are scheduling more sessions with Andrew and hope to continue offering this session on a long term basis.”
HR Manager: Learning and Development
Anglia Ruskin University
“In the last two years Andrew has made a significant contribution to our Medici Enterprise Training Programme delivering two half-day sessions on Negotiation and Consultancy to groups of enterprising academics and researchers. Andrew’s sessions are always impeccably researched and tailored for his audience taking account of their background and level of knowledge and experience. The sessions are delivered in an interactive and engaging style which encourages our academics to think outside of the box, learn new skills and challenge their views. The sessions always receive great feedback from the delegates who really appreciate Andrew’s extensive experience and knowledge in these subjects.”
Enterprise Academy Manager
Leeds Beckett University
"Andrew delivered his ‘Developing a Commercial Proposal’ workshop to University of Aberdeen staff from a breadth of disciplines and departments who are either already active in industry collaborations, or who are at the early stage of developing their industry collaboration activities. The workshop was insightful and very relevant to all levels of interest, understanding and experience. Andrew’s presentation and delivery style really helped engage everybody.
The session helped us to gain an insight into commercial proposals, what to consider, how to develop an effective bid, and how to tailor applications to the criteria. We look forward to putting this training into practice, and we look forward to working with Blueberry Training again."
Dr Zachary Hickman
Industry Partnership Development Officer
University of Aberdeen
"We employed Andrew to deliver training on Industry engagement, negotiation and carrying out consultancy to a group of University researchers at all stages in their career. The feedback from the training has been very positive (94% rated the sessions very good or excellent) and Andrew managed to keep the audience engaged and enthused. We are already planning on having him back next year."
Dr Sonja Vujovic
Head of Consultancy and Partnerships
University of Liverpool
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