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
- 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.
Learning and Performance Institute
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!
2001 Saffron Education becomes Saffron Interactive to signify our innovative approach to learning technologies
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’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.
2017 Saffron nominated as finalists for the worldwide MEDEA Awards for our project management simulation with PwC