Welcome to the Oakland Group, a full service data consultancy


What We Do

Oakland is a full stack analytics, process and governance company. We don’t believe in silver bullets but we do passionately believe opportunity is at the intersection of these three things.

For over 35 years we’ve been bringing our down to earth, professional approach to create long lasting transformative change to some of the UK’s biggest organisations.

By combining our years of hard-won operational experience with the incredible possibilities offered by advanced analytics, we bring leading edge thinking to uncover valuable insights from data, solving real-world, difficult problems and driving cultural change.

We’re trusted by our clients, realising millions of pounds of ongoing opportunity. We work with many of our clients time and time again – demonstrating our value, and our ability to leave when the job is done.

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Project Data Analytics

Project data analytics (PDA) has huge potential to assist in the delivery of infrastructure projects bringing £billions of annual savings to the UK. Our new report identifies a host of barriers and enablers to PDA’s effective deployment. Organisations adopting PDA need to take this into account by realising that there is no ‘silver bullet’ for implementation.

To find out more about our groundbreaking research with Project Praxis Group, WMG – University of Warwick, download the report.

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Building a Data Governance Program by Stealth: The Lighthouse Concept

If you’ve been asked to launch, support or accelerate some form of data governance initiative, The Oakland Group can help. Learn how to launch a successful data governance initiative by delivering rapid value to the business from high-impact data initiatives.

Read the guide
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It was a pleasure working with The Oakland Group on developing a framework to aggregate business data and analytics pain and opportunities across our diverse business areas. They genuinely worked with us not just for us, feeling like part of the team, which isn’t something I take for granted when using external consultants. I also appreciated how flexible and responsive they were when our requirements developed during the course of the project.

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Peter Eckley, Bank of England

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A recent merger between Siemens and Gamesa meant different business units working in several countries had varying approaches to quality improvement. Oakland developed and delivered a black belt course to provide people from across the company with a consistent problem-solving methodology and language.  As the pandemic struck, Oakland was able to quickly move from a physical to a virtual training platform, which worked exceptionally well, and enabled us to seamlessly continue with our programme in the challenging circumstances.

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Lee Butcher, Siemens Gamesa

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The simplicity and effectiveness of Oakland’s approach to strategic planning is very powerful. It has delivered benefits beyond the outcomes expected and, because of its simplicity, made the communication of the strategic plan easier to plan and deliver.

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Richard Harpley, EDF

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Oakland’s approach to delivering transformational change has been a breath of fresh air. They helped us see the value of combining the improvement of our processes and the use of technology. They were able to cut through the noise and look to apply pragmatic solutions without the complexity.

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Jenni Halliday, Contract Operations Director, COMPASS, Serco

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Oakland helped align our technical and business teams, saving months of wasted efforts.

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Sean Francis, Vodafone

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