Robert Marshall is passionately interested in the psychology of the workplace, professional development, negotiation and dispute resolution.
After nearly three decades working at a senior level in the university sector and manufacturing management, he now provides training, consultancy, personal coaching and advice on technology transfer, commercial negotiation, and conflict resolution for a wide range of private and public sector clients worldwide.
Robert was Head of Technology Transfer at the University of Cambridge, where he was instrumental in the creation and development of the Technology Transfer Office (now called Cambridge Enterprise). For four years he was Director of Research & Business Services at the University of East Anglia (UK), and before that he worked in manufacturing management, consultancy, research management and as a quality manager in hi-tech engineering companies.
He has many years of practical experience in successfully negotiating commercial contracts and agreements, as well as in strategic development, business process design, and managing large teams and budgets.
In recent years, he has trained the most senior civil servants in many countries, as well as business leaders, research scientists and administrators.
Robert's recent clients include The University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, the London School of Economics & Political Science (where he is an Associate Lecturer), ASTP-Proton, the Universities of Aachen, Leuven, Gerona, Vienna and Copenhagen, the European Patent Office, the Research Council of Norway, Cancer Research Technology and the governments of Ireland, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Brunei, China and many more.
Jane Marshall is a corporate communications professional with three decades experience working for blue-chip companies, professional partnerships and agencies: both in-house and as an external advisor.
Having started work as project manager with a recruitment marketing company, Jane moved to one of the UK's first 'information design' consultancies (Baddeley Associates) in the late 1980s. She subsequently worked as a change management consultant in the consulting practice of IT services company Sema Group, focusing on the motivational and human aspects of organisational change. In 1990, Jane was appointed European Corporate Communications Manager for Sema, responsible for major projects include the company's Annual Report, web site and corporate video.
Jane has worked as a copywriter, project manager, consultant, marketing communications advisor and translator, both directly for companies and through select agencies. Her clients include Deloitte, Linklaters, Allen & Overy, Lovells, Kleinwort Benson, ING, BP, QinetiQ, IBM, SAP, Schlumberger, Novell, Jarvis, Xansa, Henkel, Proctor & Gamble, Bull, Saint-Gobain, Atos Origin and BAM (among many others). She has produced numerous marketing and recruitment brochures, annual reports (FTSE 100), web sites, newsletters, feature articles and blog posts, white papers, speeches and presentations, bids and tenders, research reports and surveys, case studies and factsheets, direct marketing, advertisements and advertorials…
Jane has an MA in English Literature from Cambridge University and speaks French.