St. Francis College

Cormack Consultancy Group has been an incredible partner to us as we have taken St. Francis College global.  The linkages that Charles and his team have arranged for us with colleges and universities in various parts of Europe have been wide-ranging and aligned with our comprehensive internationalization strategy. The care, attention, and follow-up that Cormack exhibits are unmatched and highly professional. Every possible model of international collaboration, some quite innovative, are introduced by Cormack.

Reza Fakhari, Ph.D., Vice President for Internationalization

St. Francis College

 

St. John’s University – Queens NY

Cormack Consultancy has consistently brought us innovative and interesting opportunities in markets that have not traditionally been a focus for St. John’s.  The Cormack team is knowledgeable, responsive, and it has been both a pleasure and an education to work with them over the last year.

Matthew Pucciarelli, Associate Provost, Office of Global Programs

Christina Quartararo, Executive Director, Inbound Programs, Office of International Education

 

Mercy College – Manhattan

CCG is exactly what Mercy needs as we work to further internationalize our campus and our academic offerings. Charles and his team at CCG demonstrate professional knowledge, broad expertise, and creative solutions in these uncertain times – and they are also fun to work with. The relationships we have built through CCG have been critical in determining the path for our international initiatives including exchange programs, short-term workshops and seminars, and partnerships

Brian Lim, Director

 

Hilbert College

Working with Charles and his associates has been one of the very best experiences I have had in international cooperation and partnerships. They are savvy, collegial, well-informed, and, above all, organized in a very thoughtful manner!

Michael Brophy, President, Hilbert College

 

University of Brighton

We were building a strategy to deliver income growth from TNE for the University and needed some external expert guidance as the University was starting almost from scratch with TNE with very limited provision.  We contracted Cormack Consulting to support us in developing a growth strategy.  Aziz worked with us on this spending a few really valuable days at the University consulting with various stakeholders, mapping out existing processes and experience to date.  One of Aziz’s standout qualities was to be able to understand the detail of processes and unpick those with administrative colleagues but also to be able to talk confidently with University senior management, comfortably discussing TNE and demonstrating a depth of knowledge that won their confidence in him and as a result in the subsequent strategic proposals that we developed.  Aziz is fantastic to work with and a true expert in his field – I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.

Gareth Topp (Head of Internationalisation, University of Brighton)

University of York

The University of York have worked with Cormack Consultancy Group for over two years. In this time the collaboration has developed a number of innovative approaches to transnational education, leveraging Charles’ extensive knowledge, contacts and networks extensively. The collaboration is now moving towards commercial realisation of the concept, which is testament in itself to Charles’ skill and professionalism

Prof Neil Audsley (Head of the Department of Computer Science, University of York)

Algebra University College

Working with Cormack Consultancy Group for almost two years helped us connect with great HE institutions on our route to internationalization and partnerships. During entire collaboration with them, we always felt that they are sincerely caring for interests of all parties involved. This built trust and opened some unexpected opportunities.

Mislav Balkovic, Dean Algebra University, Croatia

Robert Gordon University

Aberdeen Business School, the largest faculty of Robert Gordon University, UK engaged Cormack Consultancy Group (CCG) in January 2011. We entered into the contract with them following only two meetings as we were immediately impressed with the professionalism they demonstrated and due to the breadth and depth of their contact network within the Baltic States. We requested that CCG provide a market intelligence report related to the strengths and aspirations of our organisation. This was provided speedily and accurately, with the appropriate focus on our operational capacity. We requested a visit to the Baltics to meet with key contacts identified through CCG and this was organised efficiently and speedily. An initial visit by two senior members of the Aberdeen Business School took place at the end of March 2011, with immediate follow-up possibilities in order for us to formulate a Business Strategy for the Baltics. We are very impressed with the service of CCG so far and see them as a key partner in achieving our aims.

Richard Barnes, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen

Borders College

Having been challenged to investigate the International Market, BC Consultants were introduced to CCG who have been developing their business in the Baltics over a number of years.What we found to be invaluable was the excellent market research carried out on our behalf, which gave us the confidence to undertake a development visit to Latvia. There we were well supported by CCG staff who ensured our meetings were appropriate to our business and beneficial.This relationship with CCG has provided tangible benefits to our organisation and we will continue to work with Charles to assist in growing our International business.

Deirdre McKendry, Managing Director, BC Consultants
A wholly owned subsidiary company of Borders College

Edinburgh Napier University

I have been working with CCG and Charles Cormack for over eighteen months. I initially commissioned CCG to provide a market assessment for me covering the academic and certain strategic industry sectors. That work and report was successfully completed and they have been facilitating and managing my business development into the Baltic States since. Charles has also given me opportunity to assess business potential in other parts of the world.

From the CCG relationship, we have been successful in developing joint faculty programmes, knowledge exchange contracts, assessment of research collaborations and commercial contracts. Charles still highlights potential opportunities to me when relevant.

The benefit I’ve found from contracting CCG include the following:

CCG has offices in Latvia and Lithuania as well as other countries. They employ local people to that region with specific networks and knowledge of markets, industry and academia, so interaction with the CCG as a supplier does not depend on a single individual delivering awareness, business development focus and strength in depth.

CCG provide me with the value added sales and business development services in the geographic region and will act on Edinburgh Napier’s behalf to develop opportunities. This minimises my costs while maximising my development opportunities.
Charles has strong networks at senior government and industry levels. Typical examples include his organisation and facilitation of my meetings with the Lithuanian Minister for Education and the Latvia Deputy Minister for the Economy visit to the Institute in Scotland.

CCG have organised both speculative and focused business development opportunities for me therefore allowing me to arrive at the airport and be accompanied to organised meetings and sessions with potential clients.

CCG’s business growth allows me to develop similar activities in other countries other than the Baltic states In summary, my experience with CCG and Charles has been exceptional as both a supplier and business growth partner.

Prof. Ian Hunt, Edinburgh Napier University