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Case Studies
Enabling teams like yours today

Building in-demand skills for the modern world of work

From foodie favourites to FTSE 100 firms, detail-loving design studios to scaling tech-stars — while working across all sectors; our partners are united in their recognition of continual learning in teams as an enabler of cultural and commercial success. And that's what we partner to provide, as you'll see from the case studies and snapshots shared here.

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Case Study: Continual learning at Cubitts

Cubitts is a burgeoning optical business based in Kings Cross, London, and on a mission to revive Britain's lost optical legacy. For the Cubitts team; a perfectly fitting, well made and well chosen pair of spectacles should be a right, not a privilege — and we've partnered since 2020 to provide purposeful and focussed development opportunities to enable everyone in the business towards their goals.

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Case Study: Enabling modern marketers at The Guardian

Since 2018 we've supported continual learning throughout the Marketing and Reader Revenue teams at The Guardian newspaper, blending team-wide access to our self-directed learning platform with targeted, topic specific workshops delivered virtually and in-person around live and timely team challenges.

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Partnership snapshots

Growing organisations across all sectors

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Wolff Olins

Company wide access to our learning platform across London and New York teams, with learning pathways launched to people-managers, and supported with bitesize workshops based on our core four manager modules.

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Jamie Oliver

Supporting creative thinking skills throughout the team, through targeted internal workshops tied into live business challenges, and supported with self-directed resources and team tools.

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Dr. Martens

An ongoing global partnership to equip people-managers with the confidence and capabilities needed to deliver the DM way, integrated with an ever-evolving performance enablement strategy.

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The Modern House

A programme to equip managers throughout the business with the confidence and know-how to develop their teams, drawing from our core four manager modules and delivered through a blend of in-person and virtual workshops.

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Now part of Epic Games, our training programmes for the kid-tech pioneers have focused on enabling customer-success teams, newly promoted managers and, most recently, on driving conversation around company-wide actionable inclusion.

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The Hudson Bec Group

Company wide access to our learning platform for all team members across the creative group's four businesses — spanning publishing and agency services — with direct support for people managers.

Bringing the team back together?
Bringing the team back together?

From fast paced and focussed training sessions to vision and purpose workshops; curated panels and keynote speakers to multi-day leadership summits — we've over 20 years' experience designing and delivering high-impact in-person events with our partners' around the world. Drop us a line to learn more and share ideas.

The relevance of YCN's approach made our team re-think training from something that happened to them, to an experience that they wanted to be part of and that would actually make their lives easier.

Julia Ingall, Head of People — Ennismore

Now part of WARP snacks, we’ve enabled the entire team through company wide platform access and a range of topic specific workshops; from creative thinking for product designers to influencing skills for the sales team.

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Pip & Nut

Open access for all Squirrels (aka Pip & Nut team members) to our learning platform, with tailored pathways for new starters and freshly promoted people-managers


In partnership with London Community Foundation, we developed an internal mentoring programme that connected purpose-minded Citi managers with frontline London community groups for mutually valuable knowledge sharing and skills building.

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Enabling managers and team members to have growth-mindset-activating bi-annual career conversations through a series of workshops and self-directed micro-learning courses at the mid-year and year-end point.

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Plum Guide

A cohort based manager programme, taking people managers throughout the business through our Core Four manager modules, complemented with broader access to our self-directed learning platform.

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Design Studio

Taking all people managers throughout the business through our core four manager modules within cross organisational cohorts, and tailored platform pathways to target skills goals among junior and senior team-members.


Team-wide access to our learning platform across London, Los Angeles, Berlin and New York studios with targeted manager development and virtual workshops to bring teams together for collaborative learning.

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Teams in London, New York and Berlin benefit from access to our platform, with training sessions delivered directly over the course of the year, and new managers working through our core four modules.


Since 2016 we've supported continual learning throughout the sensational retailer's teams globally — targeting in-demands skills across digital, property, head office and in-store teams. Remote first approaches have been complemented by high-touch team summits to enable WOW moments.