About us

It all starts with you™

International Workplace is a digital learning provider specialising in health, safety and wellbeing at work. By ensuring we put our clients at the heart of everything we do, we can truly live up to our brand promise: It all starts with you.

David Sharp, Founder and CEO
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Why choose International Workplace?

Vision and mission

Our vision is to inspire a safer, healthier world of work. Sharing knowledge has always been part of the fabric of International Workplace, and we’re trusted by our customers for our expert knowledge on health, safety and wellbeing. We are passionate about providing up to date, practical and industry-led content and information that empowers our learners to create safer workplaces.

We are proud of our agile and responsive approach to content delivery, innovative teaching and learning methods and aim to lead from the front with the use of technology solutions.

Our mission is to champion safe and healthy work through first-rate training, sound ethics and secure learning technologies. We provide reliable, accurate, up to date information for our customers, whilst respecting learner privacy. We’re a market leader in the use of new technologies and we build safe and secure systems that provide real-time data on learner success.

Our values

Three values underpin everything we do: Trusted; Inventive; United.

Our clients trust us – as do their employees.

Developing products, delivering services and growing International Workplace in a way that is ethical is a non-negotiable for us. Building on strong ethical foundations is good for our own wellbeing and the wellbeing of our customers and communities.

Being ethically minded manifests in different ways throughout International Workplace, but ultimately it means being guided by our values, recognising our impact and thinking about the greater good.

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We don’t sit still.

Our investment in and commitment to learning technologies is central to our mission. Being ‘technically-driven’ frames our approach to every single product and service we create.

We value and embrace technology as a fundamental driver of innovation and efficiency.

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We are a team – and we include our customers and learners in that.

We seek to support our learners by creating a learning community in which we see them not as workers but as stakeholders in their own personal development. We share insight and expertise with our clients and engage actively with technical organisations and professional bodies.

Together, we are all members of a professional community, in support of our vision to create a safer, healthier world of work. From individual learners to corporate clients, we want to delight our customers from their very first interaction with us.

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Meet the team

Our board

David

David Sharp

Founder and CEO
Jenny

Jenny Jones

HR director
Mark

Mark Pollyn

Finance director

Our friendly learning services team

Dale

Dale Wardill

Director of client services
Peter

Peter Tolfts

Business development manager
Matteo

Matteo Romano

Customer support
Chris

Chris Bottomley

Customer support
Deryck

Deryck Marquis

Learning services manager

Our experienced and knowledgeable trainers

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Get to know our subject matter experts – the people who will train you and your learners!

Our history

    1995

    The company is founded as Asset Information Ltd. Founders David Sharp and Brian Holmes start up the business from a bedroom in David's house. Its very first publication, launched in 1996, is a report on the UK facilities management market – at the time relatively unknown.

    1998

    ‘Facilities Management Legal Update’ monthly newsletter launched. The company combines its presence in the facilities management market with David’s experience as a publisher of legal information.

    2000

    Winner of the prestigious Periodical Publishers Association (PPA) award. Now operating under the Workplace Law Network brand, the company wins the award for ‘best paid business subscription website’.

    2002

    Workplace Law’s annual conference becomes a two-day industry event. Early Workplace Law annual conferences start to attract speakers from within the FM sector and from Government.

    2006

    Workplace Law Magazine grows from the desire to deliver legal information in as engaging a way as possible. The most popular issue is devoted to the trial of Gillian Beckingham, in connection with a legionella outbreak in Barrow-in-Furness.

    2008

    The company’s new purpose-built executive centre in Clerkenwell, London is opened by Dorothy Purdew OBE, Chairman of Champneys. The new centre is an example of Workplace Law’s confidence in its ability to innovate, at a time when the global economy was coming under pressure.

    2010

    Workplace Law wins Silver at the E-Learning Age awards. The company earns its first digital learning accolade for ‘Best online distance learning programme’.

    2014

    In 2014 the company re-brands again, this time as International Workplace, and with a remit to develop a technology platform to deliver learning and development programmes to clients operating in global markets.

    2020

    In response to the pandemic, all of our training goes online – a move we are well prepared for, having been using Microsoft Teams for our virtual training sessions since 2019.

    2023

    International Workplace is highly commended at the Safety and Health Excellence Awards, alongside DPD, for the work we carried out to help the UK’s leading express parcel delivery brand invest in its health and safety culture.