Testimonials

“Gary worked with UCL to help mentor members of staff who were making the transition from managing projects to managing people and teams of people. Gary has provided us with an excellent service – both professionally and personally. If an organisation is looking for a mentor or coach, then I can highly recommend and hereby fully endorse Gary.”

Michael Browne (FRSA)
Head of European Research and Innovation at University College London

“Gary is certainly the coach you need for your professional development. He is sharp, constructive and always comes with concrete tools to implement the change you want to make. Definitively worth it.”

Coline Lavorel
Manager Public Affairs and Sustainability

“Gary is our go to coach. As head of operations at Product Health, Gary has coached us through several six-figure grant funding applications which we’ve successfully won. What we love about working with Gary is always coming away with a clear, simple and easy to implement plans of action that produce results”

Nathalie Tulip
Operations, Project Management and Grant Funding Support for Online Businesses and Tech Startups

“Gary made the best out of what I had to offer. Definitely worth the time and investment.”

Dan WOLFF
Managing Partner chez Eurotran

“Gary is definitely an excellent coach! He spots immediately the inconvenient truth about a business that many entrepreneurs don’t dare to hear. After that, Gary proposes a set of realistic guidelines or suggestions to be followed by these entrepreneurs helping them to reach a long-term goal: becoming happier entrepreneurs accompanied with more successful businesses.

Gary’s coaching sessions are highly recommended without any doubt, but only for professionals who are willing to commit themselves a 100% “

Daniela S. Gomes 

CEO at Octopux Consulting | Entrepreneur | Expert in Horizon 2020, SME Instrument, R&D + Innovation Funding [Bid writer]

“I have been working with Gary for two years when I was CTO of Product Health. Gary helped us to win and manage three major UK grants during that time. Beyond the funding success, Gary’s value lies in his light touch coaching. I have learned a lot and I am looking forward working with him in the future.”

Emeka Mosanya CTO , Product Health

“I have known Gary since he worked Jaguar, Saab and Nissan whilst developing technology and traffic data for OE navigation systems.

Gary had great vision for what he wanted to achieve and gave clear direction on what outcomes he wanted.

He was a pleasure to work with and I would welcome the opportunity to work with him again. I would strongly recommend Gary for any post within the Automotive or High Technology Industry”

Andrew Smith
Managing Director at Vodafone Automotive UK Limited

“Gary is really approachable and highly insightful as a coach. He takes a structured, evidence-based approach to coaching, and provides a range of really useful material via his blog and webinars. He is able to offer a unique blend of insights from the world of academia and business which is just what I needed as an academic seeking to make a difference in the real world.”

Mark Reed, Professor of Social Innovation at Newcastle University

“Gary first checks that we share the same spirit about business, entrepreneurship and life. He wants to work with like-minded people; this ensures that his coaching and pieces of advice perfectly fit with the context and find a welcoming ear. It works. He coaches engages us in a schedule and brings a pace that makes deliverables arise without perceived effort. Besides, he not only coaches: he also dives into the work itself, reads, writes, rewrites – until the file submission. It was a delighting experience, and I will certainly work with him again”

Laurent Kinet, Swan Insights

“Working with Gary we have won three consecutive funding proposals, winning over £400,000 in grant funding for our business.”

Tamara Giltsoff, VP Business Development Product Health

“Gary has natural insights and instincts in the areas of coaching. He gives clear and interesting advice about reaching targets efficiently and effectively. Gary is not just a consultant – he’s a coach, a mentor, and a guiding light.”

JM , Director of Operations

“Gary Bridgeman helped the IRU secure over €800,000 Euros in funding from various EU programmes over a two year period. Gary was very efficient and successful in gathering funding to support IRU priorities and I can recommend him to anyone that has an interest in obtaining EU funding.”

MN General Delegate, IRU

“Gary project managed a major European bid. He is an effective organiser and worked tirelessly to ensure that deadlines were met and suitable content created by both himself and partners. I would be very comfortable working with him again on other projects and recommend him to anyone considering bidding for public funded projects.”

MW Project Director, AIMES Grid Services CIC Ltd

“Gary Bridgeman is a superb bid-writer and advisor. His deep knowledge of the relevant funding institution’s requirements is complimented by his speed to understand the bidding company’s own project and objectives. He was instrumental in helping Mudlark win two Technology Strategy Board bids in 2013 and we will continue to use his skills in the future.”

CH MD, Mudlark

“I have worked with Gary on a number of occasions during the implementation of vehicle IT and Service related technologies. Gary has a very professional approach to his work and the relationship with suppliers and colleagues.”

Danny Woolard
Chiltech Limited – Director

“I have worked for Gary on several projects which he was managing, in my role of Communications officer at ERTICO. Gary has always demonstrated a lot of creativity, and has always been open for new ideas and new ways of working. Gary is a independent thinker, an open mind passionate about his work, with a great sense of integrity. It was a real pleasure working with him!”

Ariane Brusselmans
Director, Programs and Education at International Society of Nephrology

“Gary is one of the best project managers I’ve even known. He has excellent management skills, backed by his patience, years’ experience, strong technical background and analytical skills. In ERTICO, his excellent work in both quality and quantity and honesty won him respect from colleagues. Gary has outstanding communication skills and is always willing to help his colleagues in solving problems. I would recommend him to any company.”

Yanying Li
Transport Engineer & Researcher with a wide range of knowledge on transport and sustainable development

“I have no hesitation in recommending Gary Bridgeman. He has that rare talent in project management of understanding the big picture while being able to focus on the individual components required to meet the technical, business, operational, institutional and organisation aspects of project delivery and services introduction.”

Richard Harris
Director Communications and Marketing, International Transportation and Government at Xerox

“Gary is focussed when it comes to delivering his objectives. He contributes actively to generation of ideas and develops methodology to explore these ideas. He has always worked well in the team, but also has the drive to work on his own when required.”

Bharat Patel
Business Development and Engineering in Europe at Airbiquity

“Gary is a very competent and professional analyst who thanks to his Engineering background and communication skills is able to identify and summarize the key criteria to make a project successful. He’s been always enthusiastic during our co-work at Nissan and supported intensively Nissan Cross Car Line Product Planning department to reach our objectives.”

Julien Masson
OEM Business Manager Europe at Parrot Automotive

“Gary and I worked together within the Infotainment team at Jaguar Cars Ltd. Gary’s approach to work was consistent to meet the current goals whilst keeping his mind open to consider new smarter approaches or new concepts the team and wider company could explore.

Since that time I have remained in contact with Gary and consulted with him on several occasions because of his ability to consider new ideas and new possibilities.”

Lewis Mowatt
Product Manager New Technologies