We help our clients by providing the expertise, experience and good judgement they need to change at scale.
What we do
All organisations must change to survive and flourish. We help our clients by providing the expertise, experience and good judgement they need to change at scale.
Across a wide range of sectors and organisations, we have built deep functional experience in finance, HR and IT, as well as across procurement, communications and mergers and acquisitions. To this we add our established capabilities, our tool kits for delivering successful change, that enable us to deliver exceptional results regardless of the problem.
At Oaklin, we always want to go one step further. Simply meeting the requirement is not enough, we want to deliver change that is truly exciting. It doesn’t matter if we are designing a programme to shift a market, or delivering an email to change a mind, we are obsessed with outcomes that excite and inspire. It calls for intellect, creativity and a lot of hard work, but it’s what makes a difference, so it’s what we do.
Oaklin was founded to be the ‘antidote to management consultancies'. It was an internal joke at first, but it is now part of our business culture that we are there for clients who don’t like using management consultancies. We work to achieve this by insisting on simple language, by keeping to a flat structure and by the absence of sales targets. This gives us the courage to be honest about when we feel we can contribute to our clients’ plans, and when we can’t.
"From day one, Oaklin was intellectually stimulating while still also being friendly and supportive. I was in at the deep end from the start, and quickly found myself doing the type and variety of work which genuinely challenged me and grew my expertise." -Robin Baines, Consultant
Corporate Social Responsibility
We care deeply about making a positive impact on the world, and understand that we are in a privileged position. We have woven CSR right into the fabric of our firm - last year alone, we partnered with Young Minds to help them understand their routes to market, streamline their operations, and through the "hello yellow" campaign, together we also raised thousands in support of young people's mental health. We have been a proudly carbon neutral business for many years, and continue to look for ways to do more and more as we grow.
Inclusion and Diversity
Inclusion is one of our four core values. We harness the range of views and backgrounds found within Oaklin for the good of our work, our clients and most importantly, each other. We don’t stop at saying that we value inclusion and diversity, we take action by offering a number of activities that help people feel seen, heard and welcome. These include team meet ups, providing our people a budget to build new skills and a monthly book club.