Nick Blandford

Client Director

Saïd Business School
Executive Education Centre
Egrove Park


Nick works with organisations to design, implement and evaluate leadership initiatives, with a focus on the professional service and corporate sectors.

As a qualified executive coach and mentor, he specialises in helping people to develop management and leadership skills, preparing for senior level appointments and working with people in times of transition for Custom Executive Education clients. His interest lies in enabling individuals to lead with clarity, purpose and humanity to deliver business results while retaining a sense of balance and fun. Most importantly to Nick is that his work has a meaningful and lasting impact on the people he works with, their teams, clients, and customers.

Nick’s experience spans a range of sectors including fund management, food retailing and professional services. He spent 14 years in learning and development roles at international law firms. Most recently, he was Senior Manager for leadership development at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where he specialised in partner development and executive coaching.

Nick has a degree in European Business from Nottingham Polytechnic, and an advanced diploma in coaching and mentoring from the OCM. He has level A and level B (intermediate) accreditation with the British Psychological Society, and is qualified to use a variety of psychometric instruments.