Testimonials and case studies


Online Programmes Impact

Our research showed that Oxford Saïd was one of the leading providers in the world and the breadth of its online programmes offered a good range to choose from.

Ollie Lane

Managing Director, PLMR

Developing leadership thinking


To find new ways to add value to its clients and deliver even greater impact, PLMR, a multi-award-winning communications consultancy, turned to Oxford Saïd for its leadership development.

PLMR has sent 21 participants on our programmes:

Leadership on the starting grid


How a focus on strategic leadership is helping Alpine F1 team’s title hopes.

When Alpine F1 Team driver, Esteban Ocon, notched up his maiden victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix last year, it was a major milestone for a team that had last graced the podium in 2013. Against this backdrop, the UK arm of Alpine agreed that strengthening the leadership capabilities of its senior managers was a priority.

In 2021, the team sent 26 staff on our programmes:

Bowmans - Preparing its partners to take charge


Established in 1885, Bowmans is one of Africa’s premier corporate and commercial law firms. Having already worked with Oxford on another leadership development project, what appealed to them about this programme was the strong focus on a law firm, which is nuanced and has its own complexities and challenges, as well as Oxford's research being grounded in the professional services context and methodology. 

Bowmans elevated their lawyers from specialists to orchestrators in October 2021 when ten of their Partners and Business Service Heads attended Oxford Leading Professional Service Firms Programme.

Creating a career path for women leaders


Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise is one of the world’s leading networking, communications, and cloud solutions providers. Over a century old, it operates globally with more than one million customers around the world.  

One of the overall aims of the programme was to help participants better understand the fundamentals of being a leader and how they individually fit into the bigger picture at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise.

Oxford Women Leadership Development Programme

Founder of Innohub, supporting African businesses


Supporting small and growing businesses in Africa to scale and unlock funding is a passion for impact investor and business coach Nelson Amo. In 2015, Nelson embarked on a new journey as Founder and CEO of Innohub, an enterprise support organisation based in Ghana. He also founded Accra Angels - a network connecting businesses to angel investors. 

Nelson turned to the Oxford Social Finance Programme to explore different ways of financing growing, sustainable businesses.

Helping an emerging profession define its role


Supporting and advocating for chiefs of staff across the world is the mission of international professional body - the Chief of Staff Association (CSA).  A relatively young profession, chiefs of staff are often associated with the military or politics but are becoming more common in the corporate world. But considerable ambiguity remains about the role and its career trajectory. To meet these challenges, the CSA turned to Saïd Business School to help create the first executive education programme designed specifically for chiefs of staff. 

Oxford Chief of Staff Association Executive Education Programme