Since starting out in 2000…

We’ve become one of the best-loved digital learning and communication brands in Europe


We’ve built our business on the idea that what you do is more important than what you know. So we go way beyond basic knowledge transfer. Instead, we focus on the choices your people make every day. We also think that digital learning experiences should be up there with the aesthetics and emotive power of the websites, movies and games your learners love. This is essential if you want your learning to create a sense of ownership over new behaviours, and new values. That kind of change is what really matters – and what delivers results.


Our strength is our people

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We believe in our values

That’s why we do things differently


Our founder, Hanif Sazen, wanted to create digital experiences which put learners first, and in doing so, changed behaviour and delivered a measurable return on investment. Hanif tragically passed away in 2010, but he left us with these beliefs and values. Now, we continue to put them at the heart of everything we do.

We believe that

  • Learning is natural
  • A love of learning is normal
  • Real learning is based on emotional investment
  • Learning should – and can – be fun

We value

  • Questions above answers
  • Creativity above fact regurgitation
  • Individuality above uniformity
  • Excellence above standardised performance

We deliver on your promises

This is how we meet and exceed your dreams


In every project our focus is on delivering a superior experience for you by putting your learners first. This is how we make your life easier and achieve your aspirations at the same time. Once you begin to work with Saffron, we promise that we will always:



Set high but achievable expectations

To ensure that we really do make a difference to your organisation. Every project is an opportunity to do something innovative.


Manage risk and quality control

So that you receive the highest quality end product, we ensure that well managed risk and quality control is part of every package.


Provide an expert team to work closely with you

We build responsive, consultative and creative partnerships with our clients, challenging their assumptions and our own.

We are industry accredited

Our partnership with the Learning and Performance Institute


In 2008 we were the very first bespoke learning technologies provider to be accredited by the Learning and Performance Institute. In a former life, it was the Institute of IT Training. This body rigorously evaluates our capabilities and makes recommendations for improvement each year. And we’re pleased to say… we’re doing pretty well!


Saffron’s vision for the way in which Learning Technologies can be used to create engaging learning interventions is both comprehensive and realistic. I am always impressed at the way Saffron is performance ready to deliver against its challenging goals.

Alan Bellinger
Executive Consultant
Learning and Performance Institute

Our clients


I wanted you to know that the whole room was extremely impressed with the quality, interactive nature, fun and professionalism that these courses represent. Congratulations, a great job really well done…

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I would have no hesitation in recommending them and if I have a need to produce another e-learning package they would be my preferred supplier.

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I found working on this project an enjoyable experience. I would have no hesitation in working with Saffron again.

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Our achievements

We lead. Others follow.


We were the first to pioneer mobile learning, the first to create collaborative authoring tools, and we’ve consistently won awards throughout our history. We’re unbelievably excited about what’s next!


2000

Saffron Education established by Hanif Sazen, operating out of a home office

2001

Saffron Education becomes Saffron Interactive to signify our innovative approach to learning technologies

2004

We win our first award from the Institute of IT training!

2005

We win awards for Young Professional of the Year and Most Accessible eLearning Solution

2006

Saffron expands into India to offer enhanced design and development capabilities

2007

We develop i-Cast™, one of the first mobile learning platforms, which receives an Award for Most Innovative New Product in e-Learning

2008

We create i-Capture™, a collaborative systems training tool, winning eLearning Project of the Year and External Project of the Year with Hilton

2010

Saffron wins Best Custom Content at the Brandon Hall Awards

2010

Saffron’s Stephanie Dedhar wins “Instructional Designer of the Year” at the IT Training Awards 2010 for her work with BT

2011

We win a bronze Award for Learning Technologies of the Year for a course on fire safety with Heathrow Express

2012

Saffron creates the Bribery Act Challenge - a serious game designed for smartphones and tablets

2013

Saffron’s Moira Nicolson wins Instructional Designer of the Year for a ground-breaking course on mental resilience with Transport for London

2014

We create Saffron Share, and it's shortlisted for Social & Collaborative Learning Solution of the Year

2014

Saffron helps Michelin grow brand value by $100m through an innovative serious game, classroom and digital programme

2014

Saffron wins MEDEA Award for Digital Prevention Platform with AVA, resulting in £75 million of funding for the charity

2015

Saffron wins silver at Learning Awards coveted category for External Learning Solution of the Year for creating a Digital Prevention Platform for AVA

2015

Saffron awarded “Top 20 Gamification Company” by Training Industry for the second year running”

2016

Saffron is named a finalist for the Employee Engagement Awards 2016 in “Best Use of Technology” for an interactive project management simulation

2016

Saffron create a 4-hour Project Management simulation; a flipped classroom approach, delivering personalised learning and continuous assessment in real-time.

2016

Saffron is listed as a “Top 20 Gamification Company” by Training Industry for the third time

2017

Saffron nominated as finalists for the worldwide MEDEA Awards for our project management simulation with PwC

2017

Saffron Interactive's work with Deutsche Bank announced as CIR Business Continuity Awards Initiative of the Year


And beyond...

The sky's the limit! What will your award-winning project be?

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