Press Releases

Oakland Data exhibiting at Buy Yorkshire

by Oakland

We are exhibiting at this year’s Buy Yorkshire event in Leeds on 15 May. Our stand (number A107) will be promoting our Data and Analytic services, specially around data governance and advanced analytics. The Buy Yorkshire event has been running in Leeds for several years and is organised by the Yorkshire Mafia Linkedin group. It […]

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Latest research into top management and quality

by Oakland

The Oakland Institute is working with Leeds University Business School to carry out some very exciting research on Top Management and Quality in which we would welcome your involvement. We are looking for senior managers from top performing companies to take part in a short survey.  We want to find out how chief executives across […]

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Rod Scott co-authors on new book

by Oakland

Rod Scott, one of our partners has co-authored a chapter in a book called “Management Consultancy Insights and Real Consultancy Projects” (enter FLR40 at the Routledge checkout to gain a 20% discount). Rod’s co-author is Professor Olga Matthias, formerly from the University of Bradford who is about to join Sheffield Hallam University. Rod and Olga wrote the chapter on […]

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John Oakland receives award from CQI

by Oakland

We are delighted to announce that John Oakland received the CQI Honorary Award at the recent International Quality Awards in London. He was recognised for his ongoing work in quality and operational excellence. John receiving his award from Ian Mitchell of Network Rail and Shirley Parsons who sponsored the award. John’s acceptance comments: “Receiving the […]

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Mike Turner discussing ISO 9001: 2015 to Yorkshire CQI members

by Oakland

A panel of Quality professionals including a quality manager, an auditor and thinker will tell CQI Yorkshire members about their experience of implementing the new requirements in different industries. They will then answer questions from the audience.  Mike Turner will be joined by: Kate Armitage, Product Quality Assurance Manager at Qualsys; Dr Malihe Shahidan, Course […]

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Smart Meters – at last a breathing space

by Adrian Cook

The announcement in the Queen’s Speech of a bill to provide powers to extend the 2020 Smart Meter roll-out target, is very welcome.  It’s a common-sense recognition that implementation is having a real impact on energy suppliers’ finances and ability to respond.  Perhaps we shouldn’t make too much of the fact that the bill will also […]

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Smart Meters need a quality check – new article

by Oakland

Adrian Cook and Steve Blackwell have recently published an article on Smart Meters.  The article is featured in New Power, the specialist report for anyone with an interest in the UK energy industry. The authors focus the reader on the current programme to roll out smart meters across the UK. You may have had one […]

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Andy Crossley gets 5 minutes of fame with Quality World

by Oakland

Our colleague, Andy Crossley, was interviewed recently by Quality World Magazine. The Magazine is published by The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), one of the leading professional organisation supporting the subject of Quality.  Andy is a Next Generation Network ambassador for the CQI – responsible for promoting the quality profession to the younger members of the […]

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John Oakland publishes new book for the construction sector

by Oakland

John and his co-author Marton Marosszeky have recently published Total Construction Management: Lean Quality in Construction Project Delivery. The coming together of lean and quality management thinking has taken place in organizations across many industries, including construction. Practices in procurement, design management and construction management are all evolving constantly. Managers need to understand these changes and […]

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Oakland Consulting signs up to the MCA’s Consulting Excellence principles

by Rod Scott

On the 7th July Rod Scott attended the Management Consultancies Association launch of its Consulting Excellence principles. Rod committed Oakland to following the principles that cover ethical behaviour, client service and value, and professional development. Rod commented, “We fully support this initiative – it underpins the best in consulting and creates additional benefits for our […]

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CQI Leadership Masterclasses – Driving improvement through quality

by Oakland

Working in partnership with the Chartered Quality Institute, we are presenting a series of Masterclasses aimed at senior quality leaders and executives. The Masterclasses are based on the CQI Competency Framework and research done by Oakland, allowing us both to be a unique position to create this groundbreaking series helping you to advance the way […]

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Review of 2015 and looking forward to 2016

by Oakland

2015 has been an exciting year for Oakland Consulting, especially due to the celebration of our 30th anniversary and we would like to thank everyone we have worked with for supporting us throughout the past 12 months. Throughout the year we have attended and spoken at various events, contributed to various publications to share our […]

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Leeds University ranked 4th for Business Studies in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016

by Oakland

The 2016 Times Good University Guide has been published this week ranking Leeds University Business School 4th in the country for Business Studies, helping Leeds University climb to 14th in the overall university league table. The Business School scored 97.8% overall in a composite of Teaching Quality, Student Experience, Research Quality, Entry Standards, Graduate Prospects, […]

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