About Us

Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE founded Cumberlege Connections in 2001. Following a partnership with Catherine Eden in 2013, Cumberlege Eden & Partners continues the work that Cumberlege Connections has successfully undertaken during the past 12 years.

Cumberlege Eden & Partners specialises in working with the health sector. We work extensively with the NHS, regulatory organisations and the pharmaceutical industry, designing, developing and facilitating training and leadership programmes and developing Boards. However, we also work with local authorties, charities and sectors outside health.

What makes us different?

Experiential Learning

Our programmes and board development activities are firmly rooted in the principle that the best way of learning is by “doing”. Our training sessions are designed to be as interactive as possible, giving all participants the opportunity to put into practice the tactics and strategies learnt throughout the day. We always ensure that participants on our programmes will have an experience that they will never forget, embedding learning which individuals can draw on in the future.


In-depth knowledge of Politics and the NHS

Cumberlege Eden & Partners and the people that work with us have experience of working at all levels in the NHS and wider public sector, and across local and national government. The team have a natural empathy and understanding of the working situations and politics, both with a small and large “p” that affect their everyday working lives.



The network of contacts and excellent relationships that Cumberlege Eden & Partners has established ensure that we have assembled a team of the highest calibre to support us in our programmes and board development activity. Our team includes current and former MPs, Peers, Ministers, civil servants, journalists, service users, local authority councillors and officers; people whose experience bring our programmes to life.