About Poplar

Poplar is an independent, private community for any workplace, run by co-workers for co-workers.

It’s the easiest way to find out what’s really going on in your company. And it’s free.

People are using Poplar to:

  • Find out what’s happening in other locations at their company
  • Get something off their chest about their day
  • Find co-workers to swap shifts with
  • Ask questions about company policy, such as sick pay, holidays or overtime
  • Get advice about how to deal with difficult situations
  • Organise social events with their favourite co‑workers
  • Find new opportunities at work

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Our mission

We created Poplar because we believe that everyone deserves a fair deal at work.

If you’re working in frontline roles, you’re on your feet all day and dealing with customers face-to-face. Too often, you’re having to make up for bad company processes without good support from head office.

We want to make that easier, by helping connect you with co‑workers who can support you at work - from just lending a friendly ear after a bad day to helping you really progress in your career.

By doing that, we want to make sure you get more out of work: better pay, better hours, better opportunities.

Who we are

Poplar was started in 2018 by Anna Maybank, James Weiner and Tom Taylor.

We’ve built software for a living for the last fifteen years for organisations like the BBC, GOV.UK and the Co‑op.

We got frustrated that all the office workers we knew had technology that gave them more power and control in the workplace but our friends working in frontline roles just weren’t getting the same benefits. So we’re building Poplar to help everyone get a fairer deal at work.

Our office is at 25 Luke Street in London.

We’re keen to hear from workers - or forward-thinking companies! - who want to help support their co‑workers and make work better for everyone.

Get in touch with us at hello@poplarhq.com.