About Us

Find Out Who We Are and What Makes Us Different

Who We Are

Our company delivers outsourced HR, Health & Safety and Online Training services that are bespoke to our clients’ unique business needs.

Wurkplace supports UK businesses across a wide variety of sectors, implementing HR and Health & Safety solutions – Taking the risk out of business for over a decade!

We started out small, with just a few people working for us. As we have grown through the years, our company values have remained the same and we pride ourselves in them (scroll down to read our values).

We have an amazing team of highly-experienced experts that are well versed in HR, Employment Law, Health & Safety and Training – Always providing our clients professional and credible support and guidance ensuring they stay compliant with the latest legislation!

Wurkplace can offer your business customised services on a retainer or ad-hoc basis, at a competitive rate. No matter what size your business, we can help your existing HR/Health & Safety team or give you the full service ourselves.

Our HR and Health & Safety consultants can look after your business’s services, leaving you to focus on what’s important! We will match one of our consultants to your business, making sure they have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve your business goals.

Company Values

What Makes Us Different

Wurkplace isn’t like most other outsource service companies; We believe in getting to know our clients before we deliver our solutions to make sure we give the best service possible!

Giving a personal service is important to us, this is why we don’t use any call centres – When you call our number you’ll speak directly to one of our HR or Health & Safety experts, based in the UK, who can help you from the get-go.

We don’t believe in using long-term contracts with any of our clients, we want you to remain in control of your HR and Health & Safety services!

Meet The Wurkplace Experts

Our team are all self motivated, flexible, adaptable professionals at the top of their game. Here you can read more about our senior members of staff.
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Karen Owen

Operations Director

Karen founded Wurkplace Limited in 2010.  Karen started her career within the Legal Services department of Cheshire County Council before accepting a Trainee Solicitor role at law firm DWF Solicitors in Liverpool where she practiced in litigation and then IP and Sports Law.  After the birth of her children, Karen moved firms to Wilde and Co Solicitors and specialised in Employment, litigation, wills and probate, property and court of protection work.  She then changed careers in 2007 and became Head of HR, H&S and Operations for national horseracing company Manor House Stables LLP.  Karen is a Chartered member of the CIPD and has extensive H&S qualifications including a degree in Business, Post graduate degrees in Law and HR and a Masters degree in HR.  As well as her Director role Karen heads up the operations team at Wurkplace. 

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Mark Whitfield

Business Development Director

An experienced Director who controls and oversees all business operations, people and ventures.

A leader able to steer a company in the most profitable direction while also implementing its vision, mission and long term goals. Mark has strong crisis management skills to “save” companies in times of need. Mark's goal is to ensure that companies are constantly moving towards fulfilling their short-term and long-term objectives and do not diverge from their strategic guidelines.

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Sarah McCormack

Head of HR

As Head of HR, Sarah is passionate about 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 Sarah's role includes continually striving to instill a team ethic of service excellence and delivery.

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

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

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Meet Some more of the team

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Amanda Tipping

HR Consultant

With over 10 years of HR generalist and management experience, Amanda has worked across a number of business sectors and understands the importance of robust and practical HR processes.

Amanda is extremely passionate about sharing her experiences and coaching clients and their teams through the day-to-day successful people management, utilising her qualification as an experienced Mental Health First Aider.

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Graihagh Troke

HR Consultant

With over 15 years of generalist HR experience, Graihagh has a strong background in progressive organisational cultures, start-ups, and business partnering.

Graihagh is driven by listening to the clients' needs and helping them to create a robust HR response every time. With a career spanning the Biotech, IT, Aviation, and Education sectors, Graihagh is forward-thinking and passionate about all aspects of people management.

Sara McDermott

Health & Safety Consultant

With 20 years experience in Health & Safety management, Sara is extremely motivated to improve clients' Health & Safety performance by working on Systems, Behaviours, and Culturers within each businesses.

Highly qualified in Occupational Health, Safety, and Environmental Management, and having worked across multiple sectors, Sara understands the different Health & Safety needs required to implement best practices.
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Georgia Woods

HR & Accounts Administrator

An essential member of the Wurkplace team providing administrative and co-ordinating skills for the HR department and also overseeing the accounts department of the business whilst carrying out key bookkeeping tasks and conducting payroll.

Georgia holds a level 3 in Business Administration and AAT level 2 whilst continuing to work towards gaining a diploma in AAT.

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Laura Jones

HR Administrator

At Wurkplace, Laura assists our clients with any HR queries they may have, working one on one with them to achieve the desired outcome.

Laura is currently learning all aspects of Human Resources, including employee rights, discrimination, and how to manage grievances and disciplinaries.
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Ben Davies

Digital Marketing

At Wurkplace, Ben assists with all areas of marketing, working with the Business Development Director to increase our company's reach.

His work includes assisting with SEO, Social Media, Email Campaigns, Website Maintenance, and editing and writing content for the Wurkplace Blog and Website.

Jack Quinn

Digital Marketing

At Wurkplace, Jack assists with marketing, working with the Business Development Director and other Marketers to increase our company's reach.

His work includes assisting with Photography, Videography, Social Media and Blog content.

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Want To Work With Our Experts?

If you want to support growing your business, contact Wurkplace; we’ll take the hassle out of business for you!