SUMS understands universities and works across all areas of professional support, strategy and change. It is a not-for-profit membership organisation and registered charity, wholly owned by its university members, providing expert consultancy to the higher education sector. 

SUMS Consulting combines independence and impartiality with an overall mission to work in partnership with members and clients.  The SUMS Team thrives on complex problem solving and delivers tangible added value.

SUMS’ consulting staff understand the higher education sector, its unique business model and the challenges it faces.  At the same time, they offer a depth of experience and skills gained outside the sector from a variety of commercial, professional and industrial backgrounds.  This combined expertise helps SUMS connect strategy to operations to make sure their recommendations have impact and can be implemented successfully.

SUMS helps universities ensure they are fit for the future.

Legal status A company limited by guarantee and registered charity.  Charity number 1042175

VAT registered Yes




Phone 0118 935 7081

Twitter @sumsconsulting