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Statistics & Mathematics Advice, Research & Training (SMART)

SMART offers expert consultancy and training services. We have a track record of working with large and small businesses, public sector organisations and departments within the University. Recent clients come from a variety of sectors including manufacturing, retail, finance, health, environment, education and regulation.


Do you need to refresh or upskill your workforce through Continued Professional Development (CPD)? SMART can work with you to identify or develop the right course for your organisation. Recent examples include:

  • Bespoke courses, short or extended, using tailored data and examples
  • Basic Business Statistics using Excel
  • Power and Sample Size
  • Design of Experiments
  • Regression using R

Follow the above links or contact to discuss.

From providing a quick piece of advice to undertaking substantial analysis or modelling, we can help you achieve your business goals using mathematical and statistical techniques.

Our expertise covers a wide range of topics, including

  • Applied Statistics
  • Industrial mathematics
  • Numerical computation

More detail is contained in our Research pages.

We have undertaken consultancy projects spanning various domains, including marketing, quality assurance, engineering, finance, health and fisheries.

Feel free to contact us at for an initial (without committment) discussion about your mathematical or statistical needs.


We offer opportunities for businesses in the financial sector to co-supervise MSc summer projects based on their own business needs. By engaging one of our MSc students studying Actuarial Sciences or Quantitative Finance, your company can access expertise, identify talent and developing a relationship with the University.

This exercise runs annually. Find out more from our Masters Summer Project brochure.

Customer comments

Working with SMART has been a real pleasure and their positive attitude has helped us realize the potential of what statistical analysis should be to benefit our company, the planning and understanding the future.

Highland Spring Group

I was very satisfied with SMART. They did as much as they could within the budget and data we had. They picked up on our topic very quickly. Although it is a difficult one, they understood and delivered what we wanted. 

Department of Law, University of Strathclyde

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Basic Business Statistics using Excel