About Poplar

Poplar is a way to talk to co-workers at your company, in any store, nationwide.

It’s the easiest way to find out what’s 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

Anyone can use Poplar for themselves, you don’t have to have permission to get started.

Find your co-workers

Our mission

Our mission is to make your working day a little better.

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 your work easier, by connecting you with co‑workers in any store, nationwide.

By doing that, we want to help you be more empowered, autonomous and productive at work.

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. And that’s why we’re building Poplar.

Our office is in Whitechapel, 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.