Our clients

Reviewing, reshaping, and transforming leadership since 1988.

We’re a global college and always have been. Our participants come from all over the world including Austria, China, Germany, India, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Switzerland, UK and USA. From a mixture of public, private and voluntary sectors and professions within The Arts, Media, Health, and Law. Funded by their organisation or by themselves.

As well as senior executives, we work with younger employees – the leaders of the future. In 2019 we began adapting our programmes and working with schools – something we have found hugely rewarding and are very keen to do more of. In 2021 we established the Elisabeth Henderson Foundation, enabling us to take our Our Future Leaders @School programme to students internationally.

The Recess College has supported individuals and departments from, among others, the following organisations:

Commerce & Business

  • ABB, Germany
  • AIG-CET, Poland
  • Air India
  • Allianz, Germany
  • Boskalis, NL
  • Citibank, UK
  • De Galan & Voigt, NL
  • Fonterra, New Zealand
  • IBM, UK Ltd
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland, UK
  • Wetsus, NL


  • Brunel University, UK
  • Comenius, NL
  • Delft University, NL
  • Erasmus University, NL
  • The Law Faculty, University of Utrecht, NL
  • Twente University, NL
  • University of Amsterdam, NL
  • University of Berne, Switzerland
  • Universiteit Rotterdam, NL

Charities and Voluntary Organisations

  • Alone in London, UK
  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation, UK
  • No To Violence, Australia
  • Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
  • The Kew Foundation, UK
  • The National Childbirth Trust, UK
  • The Rainer Foundation, UK
  • The Red Cross, UK
  • The Royal National Institute for the Deaf, UK


  • Bain and Company
  • Deloittes
  • Gemini Consulting, SA
  • Kolaja & Partners, PL
  • OC&C Strategy Consultants, NL
  • Strategy Development Partners, NL
  • Unisys, NL
  • YSA, Consultancy Partners, SA

The Arts

  • English National Opera, UK
  • The Royal Opera House, UK
  • The Royal Pavilion, Brighton, UK
  • The Watts Gallery, UK


  • Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken, NL
  • Ministerie van Justitie, NL
  • Ministerie van VROM, NL
  • The Cabinet Office, UK

Health Delivery

  • Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  • Regional Medical Emergency Preparatory & Planning Office, UK
  • St George’s Hospital, UK

National Organisations

  • The National Probation Service, UK
  • Polish State Foreign Investment Agency, PL
  • The Sustainability Commission, UK
  • SURF, NL

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