SUMS Consulting works with a select number of trusted organisations that share our commitment to supporting the HE Sector.

Our Partners

Our partner relationships help us extend the benefits we can provide to our members – a community of universities dedicated to supporting students, staff and wider communities.  We are pleased to be working with the following organisations:


EAUC is the alliance for sustainability leadership in education. Our passion is to create a world with sustainability at its heart and to lead and empower the post-16 education sector to make sustainability ‘just good business’. Learn more about how EAUC provide higher education sustainability expertise to SUMS Consulting Members here. 



GatenbySanderson (GS) is an experienced supplier of executive search and leadership talent & development services to Higher Education. Our dedicated Education practice has successfully delivered assignments across executive, nonexecutive, academic and professional services roles.  Learn more about GatenbySanderson support for SUMS Consulting Members.

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Net Natives

Net Natives: Student marketing transformed.  Students have the power to change the world, and institutions like yours give them the opportunity to do it. The competition to enrol them is fiercer than ever – it’s time to supercharge your strategy.  Net Natives revolutionary approach combines the best strengths of human creativity, data and technology, to help you reach, connect and enrol your next change-makers.  Proprietary data, transformative insight, and unignorable advertising tracked right through to enrolment will change the way you think about student marketing forever.  Whether you want a partner to do it all, lean on or learn from, together we’ve got the power to change everything.

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Oyster Outcomes 

We partner with Oyster Outcomes Ltd; a values based, people first organisation, with a depth of expertise at successfully working in higher education. Oyster Outcomes provides coaching services to SUMS members in exchange for SUMS membership days. This comprehensively includes 1:1 coaching, team coaching, coaching, coaching supervision and mentoring, and has seen Oyster support SUMS members including the University of Hertfordshire, University of Surrey and Queen Mary University of London. SUMS also endorses Oyster’s mental health and wellbeing training services to members complementing SUMS’ work to develop mental health and wellbeing strategies with members.

Wild Business

Wild Business believes in the need for more nature in the world, and that restoring nature can be good for business. It supports businesses in protecting and restoring nature – ensuring that they benefit from doing so. Wild Business’ work draws from ongoing scientific research by its founders and staff, and years of consulting and problem-solving experience.

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Our Sponsors

We also collaborate with organisations that deliver value to the HE sector outside of the SUMS membership benefits.  We are pleased to be working with the following sponsors:

Creativity is in our DNA. Here at Adobe, we redefine the possibilities of digital experiences within Higher Education. We connect content and data and empower institutions with comprehensive technologies to personalise the student recruitment journey and deliver an unparalleled student experience.

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Clyde & Co.
Clyde & Co has best in class knowledge of the education sector, giving us the capability to help clients make the most of opportunities in growing economies and emerging markets. Our education lawyers, based across our global office network, are ready to help clients in whatever market they operate in or wish to develop and grow. We act for a range of the world’s largest and best-known education institutions.

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