Company History

Wurkplace have been taking risk out of businesses across the UK for over a decade.

Our services include HR, Legal, Health & Safety, Occupational Health, Payroll and Training. We aim to take the risk out of your business by giving you correct advice and support to ensure you are up to date with current standards.

Using our highly qualified team of experts, your time available to focus on developing your business will be increased.

We promise to hand pick a consultant from our highly qualified and experienced experts suitable to your company and its needs, ensuring we can help you better your business.

Wurkplace started small, with just a few people.  As we have grown, year by year, our values remain the same.  We know what all businesses need, no matter what the size, and whether you are a HR Director of a large Blue chip or SME, we will always be true to our values.

Take the first step to growing your business by contacting Wurkplace. Let us take the risk out of your business.


Meet The Experts

Karen Owen

I am the Managing Director for Wurkplace Limited.

Wurkplace is a nationwide outsourced HR, H&S, Employment Law, Occupational Health, Training, Payroll and Book Keeping service company. We supply the ‘complete’ back office service to our clients to enable them to concentrate on running their business in the knowledge that their other essential business needs are being adhered to.

My previous working experience includes working as a lawyer for 10 years (DWF Solicitors/Wilde & Co) and working for 5 years as Head of of HR/H&S at MHS LLP.

Mark Whitfield

An experienced Director who control’s and oversee all business operations, people and ventures.

A leader able to steer a company to the most profitable direction while also implementing its vision, mission and long term goals. I have strong crisis management skills to “save” company’s in times of need.

My goal is to ensure that company’s are constantly moving towards fulfilling its short-term and long-term objectives and does not diverge from its strategic guidelines.

Sarah McCormack

As Head of HR I am passionate about both providing the best HR service to our Clients as well as recruiting, developing and retaining the best Wurkplace team to deliver our vision and goals in all that we do.

We value each and every Client and my role includes continually striving to instil a team ethic of service excellence and delivery.

With over 20 years HR generalist experience across all disciplines I have worked across a number of business sectors and understand the importance of robust and practical HR processes and trained, motivated and engaged people in delivering business success.

It is important that our teams at Wurkplace offer practical and down to earth advice to our Clients – using our vast experience and knowledge to deliver business focussed solutions to challenges that arise.

Qualifications include Chartered Member of the CIPD, Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Saville & Holdsworth OPQ – Level A & Level B (BPS).

Colin Talbot

I am an experienced health and safety professional with experience of working in both the public and private sectors. I am a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). I have a wealth of experience in dealing with a range of legislation and health and safety related issues.

My health and safety qualifications include achieving the NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, and the NEBOSH Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificate.

I am a qualified internal auditor of the ISO 45001:2018 standard for health and safety management, and have helped clients achieve ISO certification to this standard.

I have a City and Guilds Award in Education and Training (AET) and am involved in delivery of IOSH and bespoke health and safety courses to clients which I thoroughly enjoy.

As a Health and Safety consultant I deal with a diverse range of companies in various industries, supporting our clients on a daily basis with a variety of health and safety matters. This assists them to comply with relevant legislation, making their workplaces safer for their employees and others affected by their business, and as a result helping to make their businesses more profitable.

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