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About us: who IPA are and what IPA do

About us: Who IPA are & what IPA do

The IPA is Britain’s leading organisation delivering partnership, consultation and employee engagement in the workplace.  We work with major clients in the public, private and third sectors to help managers and employees develop new ways of working, based on trust and collaboration, that deliver better workplaces and better outcomes - increased productivity and improved services. 

IPA is a not-for-profit organisation, funded by membership subscriptions and fee income from consultancy and training services.

Every workplace is different, so every project we undertake is individually developed, and delivered based on the needs and circumstances of the client. The areas we focus on are:

Our professional and experienced team are skilled in developing and implementing partnership agreements involving trade unions and management; we are a leading provider of development and training services for companies and organisations setting up information and consultation arrangements, and we are the cutting edge of exploring how employee engagement – developing a workplace culture where the individual worker is enabled to play a full role and give of their best –can be placed at the centre of high performance working.

We also work with policy makers in Whitehall, agencies such as ACAS and the new Equality and Human Rights Commission, academics and think tanks, and we meet regularly with government ministers and advisers, to develop a national consensus on the future agenda for Britain’s workplaces.

We are one of few ‘open spaces’ in the UK where employers, trade unionists and other workplace representatives, academics, legal experts, human resource and employment specialists can come together with politicians and policy makers to discuss and debate employment issues and policy.

Leading representatives of business including the CBI and the Engineering Employers Federation as well as individual companies, third sector organizations including MENCAP, the TUC and many individual unions, legal experts and academic specialists sit on our executive and advisory boards. Government ministers, policy makers and experts in the field contribute thought-provoking and cutting edge articles to our monthly bulletin


More about the history of the IPA

Annual report and accounts

The IPA Executive Committee and Advisory Council