Our Clients

We work hard to exceed our clients' expectations. Here, you can find some of the clients we have worked with.

Our Clients

Client experience

University of Leicester

“SUMS [lead, Felicity Gasparro] were extremely organised. They know HE which meant explanations to external consultants weren’t necessary. The report was detailed and robust. I’d recommend using them”

Danielle Fitzgerald – Director of Future Students Office
University of Leicester


“UoH needed to optimise student recruitment processes, making improvements to Clearing & Confirmation experiences, enhancing conversion rates. We commissioned SUMS [Lead – Felicity Gasparro] to help.”

Anja Hazebroek – Chief Marketing Officer
University of Hull

The Unversity of Reading

“I’ve worked with Felicity at UoR, and through SUMS. I find her to be pragmatic, fair, and willing to face into challenging situations, finding solutions to persistent problems.”

Matthew White – Director of Campus Commerce
University of Reading


“Felicity has been a beacon of light and support, bringing expertise to the early stages of my start-up SIIXTEEN, where we make exquisite, high end macarons specifically for luxury hotels and venues.”

Bethan Bertrand – Founder
Siixteen Macarons

SUMS Consulting

“Oyster Outcomes is a values-based business, complementary to our ethos, and more broadly higher education. Partnering with them, we deliver coaching to staff in universities, to fulfil objectives.”

Bernard Hyde – CEO
SUMS Consulting


“Highly professional and delivers on everything that is promised. Oyster delivered a deep dive organisational review of our Pre-School and supplied actionable solutions. I can highly recommend them.”

Jaycie Warren – Chair
St Francis Pre School

The University of Westminster

“Felicity has supported me with People and Process through SUMS Consulting, since I joined the University. From design to implementation & evaluation, we’ve introduced a matrix model- a game-changer in unprecedented times.”

Karen Smalley – Director of Marketing, Communication and Development
University of Westminster


“Oyster Outcomes supported my business in identifying staffing needs. Not only did Felicity help unpick what I required, she supported me in moving this forwards. This has made my business stronger.”

Sam Cornish – Owner and Manager
Creative Little Footsteps


“Andy is a brilliant instructor with excellent delivery. We felt welcome and safe to talk, being open about thoughts and feelings. After each session I was better prepared and informed on each subject.”

Anonymous Delegate
Mental Health First Aid Course

Elizabeth Ascot

“Felicity helped me turn a passion project connected to Ascot heritage into a viable startup company. She understood our values and goals instantly and knew how to bring a product of quality to market.”

Agnes Fernandes – Founder
Elizabeth Ascot

SUMS Consulting

“We work with Oyster on a range of university consulting projects. Their relationship management skills are excellent and creativity and enthusiasm inspires the adoption of sustainable solutions.”

Bernarde Hyde – CEO
SUMS Consulting Group


“I’ve found my coaching sessions through SUMS [via Oyster Outcomes] incredibly beneficial during this time of extreme stress. My coach has helped me work through some sensitive issues and enabled me to move forward with some long-standing issues within my institution. I’ve felt very supported throughout the experience and couldn’t recommend the experience or my coach highly enough, for those in leadership positions looking to make a positive impact.”

Julie Kelly – Academic Registrar
University of Hertfordshire


“Thank you for the outputs from our INSET day. I did find the day useful and I know that the team did too. It was good to chat about our experiences and it was a good opportunity for team building or bubble building!

I would recommend you to peers and to complete it would be good to follow up with wellbeing strategies.”

Primary School – Southern England


“We signed up to an exclusive Mental Health First Aid Course, with Anne-Marie Davies as our instructor and have been delighted with the results.”

Mental Health First Aider
Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges


“Felicity brings extraordinary insight and compassion into TVCC’s Mental Health Steering Group,  with a deep understanding of the challenges facing employees and organisations in attempting to build a successful workplace wellbeing strategy. Felicity is not afraid to challenge our preconceptions and throw in new ideas, always with prevention and adequate response in mind, to facilitate recovery and best practice.”

David Saab, Mental Wellbeing Champion & Business Alliance Manager

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group


“We employed Oyster Outcomes to deliver an exclusive Mental Health First Aid course to our UK team, and were impressed by the quality of training delivery and ease of booking. We have recommended Oyster to our colleagues in Europe and the EMEA region.”

Anonymous – Workplace Coordinator
Multinational Multimedia Organisation


“Felicity Gasparro was part of a SUMS team working to help define our new Target Operating Model at UCL. She quickly got to grips with the complexity of our global business, drawing out key themes and conclusions with skill and commitment. Insightful and solutions-focused, Felicity has been a joy to work with.”

Collette Lux – Executive Director Communications & Marketing
University College London


“The course was really well-paced and the trainer, Anne-Marie, approached the topics sensitively and with reminders to look after ourselves, and to take down-time if we needed. She created a really safe, non-judgemental learning space. Going forwards I know this will be helpful in starting conversations around mental health, and knowing what I can do to help and support others, using the right approaches, and using sensitive and inclusive language.

Jayne Thorn – Head of Category Management
Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium


“Felicity really helped us develop our business and gave us ideas we wouldn’t have thought of. Her guidance and support has been fantastic and we would highly recommend her.”

Nicole Craig, Founder
Rainbows Childcare Agency 


“We met with Felicity from Oyster Outcomes at a pivotal time in our business journey. Our business was rapidly growing, but we needed some clear guidance about our future.

Felicity is organised, helpful and incredibly professional. She took the time to listen to our views and made careful suggestions to help our business continue to run smoothly as it expands.

Felicity is full of ideas that can help with business growth and success. It was so helpful to have her advice and confirm with her that our fundamental policies and procedures were sound and rigid enough to support us through expansion.

As a business, we really couldn’t rate Oyster Outcomes more highly. We would really recommend them to any business no matter how big or small! Felicity is an experienced professional who is incredibly lovely to work with.

Thank you so much for helping our business continue to grow!’

Emily Smart, Founder

Smart Choice Tutors


“This year particularly the world of education has been fast changing and challenging. However, Oyster Outcomes Ltd have supported our leaders through this. They have enlightened our leaders to the power of coaching by introducing them to Helen Moreton and Claire Deeprose, enabling leaders to focus on what is important and ensuring  we achieve our goals.”

J Lemaitre CEO and National Leader of Education

Frassati Multi Academy Trust


“The course which was expertly facilitated by Anne-Marie Davies, gave delegates the space and time to understand how to assess someone who may be in need of professional mental health support, how to approach, assist, listen without judgement and then offer support & encouragement to seek professional resources, if appropriate.”

Ian Leamon

Former John Lewis Partner, and Mental Health Advocate


“I thoroughly enjoyed the course organised by Oyster Outcomes, I enjoyed working with the excellent instruction and a great group of people.The content is very thorough and I would say my appreciation and confidence in talking about Mental Health have grown. This course will be a benefit both personally and professionally.”

Philippa Taylor

Former John Lewis Partner and Mental Health Advocate


“I have recently completed the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England course learning how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

Andy Elwood and Diane Gibbons (née Sanders) MCIPD facilitated the sessions brilliantly. Thank you!”

Caroline Mayhead

Former John Lewis Partner and Mental Health Advocate


“It was such a great course and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone in my network!

Andy Elwood was a brilliant trainer who made the whole group feel challenged and supported in equal measure.”

Amanda Owen-Meehan

Career and Personal Development Coach


Felicity Gasparro – Thank you , I really enjoyed the course, its such a great course on the subject of Mental Health- would highly recommend it.”

Aysha Hayward

Finance Manager, SUMS Consulting


“Really pleased to have become a Mental Health First Aider today, after attending the MHFA England training with Anne-Marie Davies. Many thanks to Oyster Outcomes Ltd and Anne-Marie.”

Fi Webster

Organisation Design Manager at John Lewis Partnership


Felicity has assisted us with delivering internal assurance for multi-academy trusts. We value Felicity’s experience of governance roles in the sector, her ability to engage with stakeholders across an organisation and her clear passion and enthusiasm for the sector.

Hugh Swainson

Partner at Buzzacott


“I am coming up to the end of a very successful first year in business and had lots of ideas buzzing around my head and wasn’t quite sure where to go next.

I had a 90 min session with Felicity which was helpful in simplifying my focus. Felicity asked me some questions about what I want to achieve short term and longer term. We talked about the difference between working on my business and working in my business.

I now have a clear plan with a laser focus as to what I needed to do next to achieve my short term goals. Deciding to park some of the other ideas for now knowing I can come back to them when the time feels right has freed me up and helped me move from a place of overwhelm to action.”

Emily Ellis

Work Baby Life, Founder


“We have just started working with colleagues from Oyster Outcomes, through SUMS Consulting, to coach and develop our teams here at the University. Marie and Felicity responded really quickly to an opportunity to support our recent team away day, developing a bespoke session for my senior management group. Colleagues really benefitted from Marie’s facilitation, feeling really positive about the discussion as well as having some tangible actions to take away. I’m really looking forward to seeing what else we can do together in the future.”

Adam Child

Academic Registrar – University of Surrey


“The course, run by Oyster Outcomes and instructed by Andy Elwood, definitely raised my awareness of mental ill-health and how early intervention can really help in recovery. It has certainly heightened my senses and given me more confidence to talk openly about how we can all be affected by mental ill-health as well as physical ill-health in our lifetime; having open, non judgemental conversations to reduce the stigma that still exists and how together we can improve mental health management in the workplace and in fact any environment. It has also given me some practical tools and resources and I can’t recommend it enough.”

Sally Smith

Learning Consultant, John Lewis Partnership


“I can 100% say that the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England training through Oyster Outcomes Ltd is one of the best training courses I have been on. Ever. It provided a great practical framework for supporting someone through a mental health crisis or a period of mental ill-health. I feel much more confident in my skills to support someone who might need it and would highly recommend this training to anyone – regardless of your professional focus. If you live in the world and engage with people, this is essential knowledge.”

Marion Hutchins

Head of Marketing and Communications at SUMS and Mental Health Advocate


“To mark the 30 year anniversary of our Pre-School, Felicity at Oyster outcomes was briefed to complete a deep dive of our wonderful setting including structures, workshops, sustainability options, parent insight, fresh eyes to name but a few.  The timing was perfect as myself and my fellow Co-Chair had just started.  The information was invaluable as we were both able to strategically plan for the future of the Pre-School in the knowledge that each decision had been thoroughly researched on our behalf. To say that Felicity went the extra mile was an understatement.  Always professional, always supportive and invaluable for the improvement of the setting and Ofsted. We both would have no hesitation in highly recommending Felicity”

Susie Barrett and Michelle Lillie

Co-Chairs, St Francis Pre-School, Ascot 


“We had 16 Partners in total attend the Mental Health First Aider course through Oyster Outcomes and delivered by Andy Elwood. Andy’s skills as an instructor deliver the perfect balance of engagement and information. All Partners were given a safe space to learn which is vital when discussing Mental Health topics. My own personal confidence in supporting anyone has increased and other Partners who attended have fed-back the same. Just by being more aware of MHFA can change your perspective on life. Thank you!.”

Andrew Walker

Partner & Distribution Support Manager, Waitrose & Partners 

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