We love what we do, and hope you do too!

Here are just a few of the lovely things our clients have said about us!


"It was really fun!"

"The course content was ideal...managing to fit it all into 10 weeks!"

"Has helped me to be in the right mindset to plan starting my own business"

"Good interaction in the class"

"The relaxed atmosphere made it easy to ask 'silly' questions..."

"Clear explanations"


"Claire is an inspirational coach and a lovely, lovely person. She puts you at your ease and takes you through a calm and pleasant journey to discover the best in yourself. I got my current job thanks to the help and guidance Claire gave me and I am forever in her debt. I highly recommend Claire as a coach or mentor."

"A huge thank you to alumna Claire Rose (MBA, 1996) on volunteering as a mentor for the DUBS Alumni Network Mentor Scheme from which she was awarded the accolade of Mentor of the Year 2013/14."

"The distance between us did not inhibit our communication frequency... she helped not only in advising how to manage my work-life balance, but also assisted in providing leads for self-sourced projects and internships. She has been an emotional as well as an academic support."

Lectures and guest spots

"Claire Rose has given guest speeches to students on my MA and MSc programmes. They have always been well received and appreciated by the students. She brings the topics "to life" drawing on her considerable experience as a Consultant at Graveltrack Communications."

Strategy and Marketing

"Claire brought such clarity to our development proposal and product offer; that I as MD had no difficulty taking our strategy to potential backers for forward funding."

"Working through development strategy with Claire was both relaxed and stretching.  She guided a structured series of meetings and we achieved a strong forward pathway, expressed clearly, and ready to share with others".

"I completed a resource analysis and forward look, working with Claire.  The results were crystal clear and provided a solid platform on which to base the forward growth of our company".

"Claire has a way of 'cutting to the chase'.  She helped me see hidden aspects of my work and model them in a way which made them easy to share."

"Claire really cares about getting strong outcomes for the businesses and people she works with.  She has an amazing blend of people, finance, strategy, product and marketing skills.  Good with words and ideas, very creative and driven.  She works at a deep level to properly develop well resourced strategies for growth."

'Watching Claire in a Board meeting is a bit of a treat.  She is very strong with people and generous with her thinking and support.  However she is not afraid to challenge in an analytical way, and is very clear that the development goals of the organisation must be delivered. Quiet, but powerful.'

Durham University Innovation Award 2017

Most Innovative Business Proposal – DUBS Innovation Award sponsored by The Development Space and Hartexpo.com

''Group 1 – Nabil Parkar; Federico Alberini; Lim Chong; Sharon Guo; Erica Han; Kamal Yadav; Wenhao Yang. This group was chaired by Anthony Carey, with Mike Burrett, Susan Johnson and Alexey Buditskiy as NEDs. Their proposal was for Snoozebox, a modular hotel concept with rooms created from cargo containers.

Nabil Parkar, Durham Full-time MBA Student 2016/17 said: “The Boardroom Exercise was a very rewarding process for all involved. It allowed groups to test out and develop ideas alongside a very experienced group of Non-Executive Directors. After a number of brainstorming sessions, my group decided to proceed with the more innovative, out-of-the box ideas. This allowed us to utilise tools and skills gained from other modules on the MBA in a very practical way.

“We are delighted to have been awarded the DUBS Innovation Award and would like to thank our Non-Executive team for helping to advise, challenge us and push us towards proposals that we’re very proud of.”