Over the past six years Bridgewater has worked with us at DkIT RDC and Invent, DCU in the facilitation of our New Frontiers Programmes – Phase I & Phase II.
These are multi-disciplinary programmes, which focus on developing the person, the idea and the business. Bridgewater’s ethos of building trusting relationships with programme participants matches our own and they have consistently stepped beyond their remit to support participants to achieve their dreams and goals for starting successful technology businesses.
This partnership model has proven hugely successful – with many participants securing investment, providing employment and realising their export potential.
I would highly recommend them as a service provider …….
Bridgewater has facilitated a number of highly successful programmes on our behalf over the past number of years – inclusive of basic book-keeping and accounts training, Start to your own business programmes aimed at back to work / potential new start-ups and effective communications skills.
Feedback from participants highlights a practical and user friendly approach – which has led to very positive outcomes for our clients and their businesses.
A dependable and dynamic team, I am happy to recommend them as a service provider.
Martina McGrath of Bridgewater conducted a Feasibility Study in the North East on behalf of a consortium of four Local Enterprise Offices and Dundalk Institute of Technology. The project, which was led by Louth County Enterprise Fund, required significant primary and secondary research by Martina and her team among the SME population in the four Counties. She displays a deep understanding of the small business world and engaged very successfully with it through a number of focus groups. Her distillation and presentation of relevant small business analytics is superb.
Her final report built on the research and she presented conclusions and recommendations which are insightful and challenging.
I would certainly recommend her and Bridgewater for similar projects.
Martina, Alan and Richard at Bridgewater have acted as a sounding for mibeau Interiors on the New Frontiers Entrepeneur development programme on a regular basis. Bridgewater have provided me with ongoing support and their advice on accounting, tax and general business matters have been extremely valuable to us at mibeau Interiors and we will continue to work into the future with Bridgewater.
We have contracted the Bridgewater team across many of our enterprise centres and programmes throughout the last number of years. Activity has been located in – Limerick City, Croom Co. Limerick, Thurles and Clonmel in Tipperary and has taken the form of training, mentorship and full programme delivery/co-ordination with our team. These programmes have included New Frontiers, LEAP, TESS, FAST and Stress Test the Business Idea with the team additionally working closely with clients on a needs by needs basis. A collaborative and supportive organisation, Martina, Richard, Alan and the team adopt a very practical, hands-on approach, working closely with our participants and clients – ensuring positive enterprise outcomes. For us, they have the global experience, depth of expertise, delivery capability as well as a valuable network to help support the development and growth of our client companies. I am very happy and confident to recommend Bridgewater.
Institute of Technology Carlow contracted Bridgewater to undertake a feasibility study in relation to Financial Technology Development in the South East. Led by Martina McGrath, we undertook a rigorous assessment of technology, enterprise, research, demographics and viability. This led Institute of TEchnoligy Carlow to identify a market need in relation to specialist services pertaining to Insur-Tech. Following on from that initial assessment, we worked further with Bridgewater to distil a robust operational model for development and secure government funding under the Regional Enterprise Development Fund.
We found Bridgewater to be flexible and responsive to our needs – while producing quality outputs and strategic insights. I am happy to recommend this company and Martina for projects of this nature.
Martina McGrath of Bridgewater was contracted into Modular Automation to deliver a communications skills programme to a cross functional team of engineers, including Software, Design, Assembly, Project Management and Commercial engineers.
As part of this process we engaged in a scoping exercise to identify what the exact needs of the business were and to ensure that the programme offered aditionality and value in our operational, sales and growth activities.
This scoping exercise was of significance as it allowed us to work with Bridgewater to develop a programme with the facilitator and to ensure our needs were met.
Bridgewater was very open, flexible and engaging in this process and demonstrated a good understanding of our business needs.
Our employees feedback was really positive and they thoroughly enjoyed the programme.
I would highly recommend Bridgewater as a service provider and look forward to working with them again in the future.