CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

If you would like to find out how we may be able to help you understand how you may be able to increase sales or cut costs through internationalising your businesses please email us to arrange an initial call with one of our directors.

Cormack Consultancy Group (CCG) is a specialist international business development consultancy, focusing on working with companies who want to work internationally.

Mayor Vytautas Grubliauskas

Working with CCG was not only enjoyable, but also very result oriented. With big network of further and higher education institutions in UK, CCG delivered outstanding multirateral cooperation agreements between institutions in Klaipeda and UK.

With visible results in mind, we highly recomend CCG for those who want to foster and expand Baltic and UK connections.

Bradford College

Quite simply, we have been delighted with the return on investment from our work with CCG. They are highly professional and efficient personnel at all levels.
We have been introduced to some excellent curriculum and commercial opportunities and we are delighted with quality of services received.

Enterprise Lithuania

Thank you once again for such a professional training about different cultures. Your communication style and share of expierence was very attractive and engaging all the participants.
Participants liked a lot your knowledge, your contact with the group, your share of expierence, your organization of skype calls with different people representing UK, Italy and Russia and practical expierence using role plays. Thank you once again for such a professional work!

Envirotreat Ltd

We would just like to say that the level of professionalism and quality of the meetings was excellent. Your input at the meetings and your understanding of the technology was also excellent. All in all you provided us with a well structured itinerary and followed up well with your support. I hope that we can deliver on the projects that we were asked to look at.

Well done CCG very professional.

Steven Barclay, CEO Envirotreat Ltd.

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

Kelkoo

We explored options for nearshoring in different Baltic countries. CCG helped us narrow down these options by providing comprehensive data allowing us to make an informed decision matching our priorities. We then went on site to select a local company to work with and CCG did a great job preparing the trip for us as well as assisting us during our visit to make the most of our trip. I’d recommend CCG to any company wanting to establish itself in a Baltic country.

Michael Trommsdorff, Technical Director, Kelkoo.

Astrosat

Since Astrosat choose to work with CCG, they have fast become a major part of our past, present and future success. Initially, we decided on Charles’ team based on a very strong recommendation from Edinburgh City Council High Growth team as a company who could support us in our internationalization into the Baltics and beyond – not an easy task for a new hi-tech space technologies company such as Astrosat. What started out as a rapidly delivered commission to do sales, naturally evolved into a very close strategic and collaborative venture which has been pivotal in our recent growth. This is simply down to an extensive breadth of character, skills and talent. The professional excellence of all involved in CCG is only matched by their good name, ability to learn fast and motivation to truly support their clients in sales, fund-raising and strategic development. Charles is a very open, fair and passionate leader and I cannot recommend them enough if you need a company to match and deliver on your ambitions for growth.

Steve Lee, Astrosat.

LIDA U.K. Representative Office

The assistance and advise we got for the arrangement of the trade mission to Edinburgh was excellent and exceeded all our expectations. We will certainly expand our co-operation with CCB in the future and I will suggest to use its services also to Latvian companies and our partners.

Guntis Rubins, Head of the U.K. Representative Office of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

Bradford College

’Bradford College is indebted to Cormack Consultancy Ltd. for the excellent work undertaken in developing partnerships and commercial activity in the Baltic States. All the staff involved displayed consummate professionalism, detailed market knowledge and thorough preparation on all aspects of the brief.The Company has acted with dignity and distinction and proven to be great partners to work with on new ventures.

Ronnie Todd, Project Manager. Bradford College

Helpmego.to

Working with Charles Cormack has enabled HelpMeGo.To to develop our business fast and effectively. He has worked collaboratively with us on our business model, execution of business strategy and business development. It is testimony to their success that we are, as a small company, about to expand into new markets whilst still growing our core business rapidly”

Sholto Ramsay, CEO Helpmego.to Ltd

BitWise

BitWise was planning to establish a company presence in Eastern Europe, and was at an early stage of investigation. Charles highlighted the potential of various countries including the Baltic states. These consultancy services helped with: market analysis; introductions to various companies and contacts; facilitation of discussions; and post deal support. The assistance has been critical to our plans and contributed to the successful result of our new Estonian operations.

Douglas Eadie, BitWise Ltd.

Napier University

The Cormack Consultancy Group provided an outstanding service and value for money for Napier University in supporting our aims to investigate partnerships to further expand our activities into Central and Eastern Europe. We are delighted with the return on our investment to date and intend to use their services in the future to further support our strategic plans in this region.

Ed Craig, Director of European Projects, Napier University

Caravan Sitefinder

Charles Cormack was involved in developing opportunities for us in Eastern Europe. He was able to quickly get a handle on our business, and from that was able to identify potential partners for us. He conducted all the initial meetings, and then presented us with a short list of suitable partners, he then worked with us to try and structure a deal, and get the business moving.

Craig Douglas, CEO Caravan Sitefinder

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

Mobiqa

CCG have made all the difference in our sales efforts in the Baltic States. They were able to identify the key decision makers and arrange and facilitate meetings with them. They were also able to utilise their knowledge of the markets to help us position our products and achieve sales. I would strongly recommend any company looking to export products or services to consider the Baltic States, and to work with CCG.

Nick Rankin, CEO Mobiqa Ltd

ICC

I found the recent CCG organised trade mission to Latvia and Lithuania to be extremely well run and organised. My Company discussed with CCG prior to the mission what we were looking for and the CCG team delivered. Indeed they exceeded my expectations with their ability to organise appointments with key decision makers at the highest level both in public bodies, government (National and Local) and corporations. CCG prepared the ground for the trade mission very well, with incisive briefings on the economy and the country. Their locally based teams were always on hand to assist and I received a personal briefing prior to every appointment. Whilst it is too early to say if any contracts will be signed, I can say that of the appointments made by CCG for my Company then 73% have real potential. On top of all of the above the mission was great fun!”

Geoff Fenlon, The ICC.

Shrews

We are pursuing a number of energy and property projects in the Baltic States and have been working closely with CCB over the past few years. They have always proved knowledgeable about local circumstances and have an excellent network of contacts. The staff are very pro-active and helpful and it is extremely beneficial to have access to such a good local resource.

John Birchmore, MD of Shrews Ltd. 

Interaktivo Tehnolgiju Grupa

We have had 2 years co-operation experience with CCG and can frankly admt that this company is one of the most professional and open-minded consultancy companies I have been working with so far. They have helped us secure work from a number of UK companies.

Maris Pazars, SIA Interaktivo Tehnolgiju Grupa

LIAA

CCG has been actively involved in the promotion of Latvia to UK businesses for the past 8 years. The Investment and Development Agenct of Latvia (LIAA) has worked with CCG during this time on a number of projects around the attraction of of inward investment and also the facilitation of trade between Latvia and the UK. Prior to LIAA establishing a full time office in London we had an MOU with CCG. CCG and LIAA have worked together on a number of business promotion seminars in Scotland which have been well attended. We continue to work with CCG in a range of areas, and have always found them to be hard working and diligent, and would have no hesitation in recommending them to anu potential partner.

Andris Ozols, General Director LIAA

Roslin Foundation

While familiar with dealing with international business in other areas, we had not actively looked to take our science park business model into foreign markets. An opportunity aroes and Charles and his team at CCG were great in providing briefings, identifying specific targets in both Lithuania and Latvia, and most importantly, getting us in front of the key decision makers.

Malcolm Bateman, CEO Roslin Foundation.

Magnatech Fuel Conditioning Systems

We have been delighted by the level of service we have received from CCG, they helped us identify the opportunity, then approached key organizations and companies and introduced our product, and then brought us across to meet with potential distributors, within a week of our visit we had our first orders, and we now have four distributors and are in discussions with a number of others. I would be happy to recommend CCG to any company looking to access the Baltic markets.

Ian Gander, MD Magnatech Fuel Conditioning Systems

RMJM

RMJM have been working with CCG intensively over the last 12 months progressing a series of opportunities and initiatives in a number of geographical locations. They promote a collaborative and open working relationship and are very pro-active in their approach. We have found Charles and his team to be very well connected in the Baltic region and they have managed to put us in touch with all of the right people, at short notice, to quickly assess and determine the nature of opportunities that arise, bearing in mind the needs and requirements of our business. CCG are always very quick to react and have in place a very tight internal professional team, who work hard to deliver. RMJM are committed to working with CCG and we are looking forward to building our working relationship over the fothcoming months.

Alistair Brand, Managing Principal, RMJM Scotland

Ithaka

We have worked with CCG for over six months primarily in Lithuania. We have been delighted with the level of support from the local team in Lithuania. They are extremely professional, well organised and always go the extra mile to respond to their Client’s needs. They have made many introductions for us, arranged lots of meetings and provided exemplary support to follow up actions from these meetings. The CCG team has been a real pleasure to work with.

Paul Rodgers, MD Ithaka

Aberdeen Business School

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

RGB

RGB commissioned CCG to help it with UK market access, they worked with us to develop the service we offered, to ensure it met the demands of the UK customer, they helped us to develop relevant marketing material, and then arranged for us to visit the UK and meet possible customers. The meetings were very successful, with all companies genuinely keen to cooperate, and we are now developing the relationships we have made and winning business. I would not hesitate to recommend CCG to any Baltic company who are seriously considering the UK market.

Ernestas Kapacinskas, Managing Director RGB

Sigma Capital Group

I am writing to confirm that over the last few years Cormack Consultancy Group Ltd has been helping Sigma Capital Group plc to identify potential investment opportunities in the renewables sector in the Baltic region. In addition to helping us identify these opportunities, you have arranged numerous meetings in the Baltic region with parties who are involved in the renewables sector. We very much appreciate your work on our behalf.

Mark Hogarth, Investment Director, Sigma Capital Group PLC

UCLAN University

I was extremely impressed with the way CCG had organized my recent visit to Lithuania and Latvia. The quality of the contacts and visits that CCG arranged and the opportunities these afforded were very impressive. I found the CCG staff both very efficient and friendly, they had a comprehensive knowledge of the educational and commercial environment within the Baltic states and were able to assist me in making the most of my trip. The itinerary was well planned and coordinated and CCG were a pleasure to work with and I look forward to a long and fruitful association with them.

Rory Turner, Director International Fashion Institute School of Art, Design and Performance University of Central Lancashire Preston England

Deloitte Lithuania

During my time with Invest Lithuania Charles Cormack and CCG were among our main counterparts in our efforts to get British companies to invest in Lithuania. This co-operation resulted in quite some deals and our realistic expectations were grossly exceeded. CCG and Charles helped us with series of successful marketing and PR events and media coverage in UK as well. I am impressed by professional CCG team, their down to earth approach, extremely good knowledge of local specifics both in UK and Lithuania and enthusiasm. CCG participation and assistance was definitely a critical success factor in number of our success stories. And it is always fun to work with Charles and his colleagues.

Mantas Nocius, business development director, Deloitte Lithuania, former managing director, Invest Lithuania

Buxton Products

We recently engaged the services of Charles Cormack and his team who offered to help us to launch our product in the Baltic countries. His highly knowledgeable and professional locally based teams put together a comprehensive schedule that resulted in our representative traveling to both Latvia and Lithuania to visit potential distributors. Charles’ teams have followed up with us assiduously and we have been delighted to establish this new relationship with them all. As their company expands its service offerings into other countries, we look forward to expanding the scope of our relationship in the months and years ahead. If you wish to consider launching a product in that region, we would not hesitate to recommend Charles and all his team. We appreciate a job well done and we always welcome working with people who display honourable business dealings and integrity.

David A. Stacey, Chief Executive Officer, Buxton Products, Inc. Florida, USA

Ross International

Three weeks before our first visit we were not even sure where Latvia and Lithuania were, we went from complete ignorance of the territory to having two paid pieces of work (with almost certain follow up activity) two formal partners and four very strong leads, all of which we expect to develop into more paid work. WITHOUT CCG THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN IMPOSSIBLE, the local staff are excellent , always able to help and offer advice when issues arise. We are looking forward to a long relationship with Charles and his team and having to pay them lots of commission!

Stuart Ross, MD, Ross International, (Training company)

Bright Purple Resoursing

Bright Purple have taken steps to announce the launch of its new Baltic operation, with the opening of an office in Vilnius in Lithuania. The board believes it’s an exciting development in its plans to Internationalise the business and although like others Bright Purple are feeling the effects of the Global economic slowdown, we believe it’s vitally important as a small Scottish firm to keep pushing on doors out with the UK and trying to position ourselves for the upturn when it comes and it will come. Risky strategy maybe, but essential definitely. Bright Purple are grateful to Charles Cormack and his excellent team at Cormack Consultancy Group who have helped make this next stage in Bright Purple’s strategy a reality and opened our businesses eyes to the possibilities of the Baltic’s and Northern Europe.

Nick Price, CEO, Bright Purple Resourcing Ltd

OMEC

OMEC was planning to establish a company presence in Baltic States, and was at an early stage of investigation. Than we approach CCG and they helped us identify the opportunities and helped with: market analysis; introductions to various companies and contacts; facilitation of discussions; and post deal support. The assistance has been critical to our plans and contributed to the successful result of our new Latvian and Lithuanian operations.”

Piotr Bogobowicz, Open Management Education Center (OMEC), POLAND