Three decades of history & experience
From training courses...
to learning solutions...
to Learning as a Service
Hemsley Fraser started as a public training course provider in 1991, quickly becoming one of the largest training providers in the UK. After nearly 30 years, our business has expanded greatly to include custom client solution creation, training outsourcing provision, international faculty management, and digital training development.
Expanding our services to the US in 2006, we’ve since serviced over 30% of the Global Fortune 500, as well as partnered with several of the largest US government agencies. With a presence in the German Market since 2008 and the opening of HF Canada in 2019, we further expanded our international capability working with multiple DAX 30 Index companies.
Today, we operate in more than 90 countries, and nearly as many languages, with a vast global supply chain of industry experts at our disposal.
Hemsley who? Hemsley who?
What services do we provide?
Hemsley Fraser is a turn-key learning solutions provider, a consulting firm, an award-winning design house, a global delivery partner, and an industry-leading digital platform provider. All in one place. And all over the world. Trust us... someone is always awake when you need help.
Why haven't you heard of us?
You may have never heard of Hemsley Fraser before, but you have definitely heard of the many Fortune 500 companies who use us! We're actually pretty well known in Europe, in fact we were named one of the largest and fastest-growing distance learning companies in the UK.
What makes us special?
We are fast, flexible, friendly, and fun. And, obviously, good at alliteration! We are passionate about L&D and its broader impact on employee engagement, and think we've come up with some pretty innovative approaches to it. You'll love your learning experience..
... and you'll really love working with us.
Facts about us & the industry sectors we work in
- Headquarters in UK, US & Germany
- 35,000+ clients worldwide
- Over 5,000 subject matter experts
- Thousands of learning assets
- In-house digital design studio
- In-house learning design team
- In-house enterprise solution management
- Global content delivery team
The heart of our operation is in our global shared services centre, located on the banks of the Tamar River, connecting Cornwell and Devon, UK. Since our company's beginning, this has been our 'home' and is still where many of our global support functions are located today - training outsourcing, supply chain management, marketing, and all internal administrative functions. Our 'campus' has grown considerably over the past few years, and is now comprised of three facilities in the UK Southwest. In fact, HF was noted as the 10th fasted growing company in the region in 2019.
Client-facing services are managed out of our various regions including employee offices in London, New York City, Frankfurt, and Montreal. Our local market teams include functions such as sales, client engagement, consulting, learning solution design, facilitation, and project management: functions where proximity to the client - and your time zone - is important.
Wherever we are in the world, you can rest assured that the HF team members are all well-connected. In fact, most of our international clients enjoy 15-hour working day coverage from their HF support team, given our UK/US time zones and staffing coverage. Meaning it's even easier for us to help you be ready for tomorrow!
Partners & accreditations
Awards & recognition Awards & recognition
A top 20 company globally
Training Industry is a leading resource for ranking the world’s best training partners. Hemsley Fraser has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 Leadership & Top 20 Training Outsourcing firms in the world, for each of the last 10+ years… one of the only companies with this distinction. We have also been ranked one of the Top 20 Online Learning Libraries for the past 4 years, since the award's inception.
Creating the perfect blend
Hemsley Fraser, with Royal Dutch Shell, won three 2018 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Learning Awards for an innovative leadership development program: Gold award for Best use of blended learning; Silver for Best unique or innovative ‘leadership program’; & Bronze for Best unique or innovative ‘learning & development program’.
Investing in people & society
We have been awarded silver accreditation against the Investors in People standard, & silver status for our environmental, social & ethical performance, having been externally assessed by EcoVadis. These demonstrate our continued commitment to high performance through people, social responsibility, & fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
Meet some of our team
The HF team includes 190 employees, and an expansive supply chain of training professionals all over the world. Our team shares a vision to transform how our clients learn and engage. We are passionate about the impact employee engagement can have on happiness and wellbeing - and we've witnessed first hand the positive impact that brings for their employers.