IES funds its activities from a wide range of research and consultancy assignments carried out for UK and international employing organisations, policy bodies and foundations.

The diversity of clients and assignments ensures IES retains a broad perspective and representative experience of current employment issues, and of the organisations and people they affect. Among our recent clients have been:


Architects Registration Board

BAE Systems

Bar Standards Board

Birmingham City Council

British Council

Cambridgeshire County Council

Cheshire HR Services

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Civil Service Organisational Development and Design

Companion Care (Services) Ltd

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Department for Education

Department for Work and Pensions

Department of Energy and Climate Change

Ealing Borough Council

EDF Energy

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Edinburgh Napier University

European Agency for Safety & Health at Work (EU-OSHA)

European Centre for the Development of Vocational Education (Cedefop)

European Commission

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)

European Parliament

European Trade Union Institute


Federal Institute for Vocational Education (BIBB), Germany

Foods Standard Agency

Fund of Further Education, Czech Republic

General Medical Council

Harrow Council

Higher Education Funding Council for England

HM Prison Service

Housing Ombudsman Service

Institute of Cancer Research

International Labour Organization

ISG Construction

Jersey Skills Board

Kingston University


Leicester City Council

Local Government Association

London Borough of Enfield

London Borough of Harrow

London Borough of Lewisham

London Borough of Southwark

London Probation Service


Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Justice

Nando’s UK

National College of Teaching and Leadership

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

National Institute for Health Research

National Offender Management Services

NHS Employers

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Health Education England, East of England

NHS Leadership Academy

NHS Midlands and East

NIHR School for Social Care Research

Office of Manpower Economics

Office of the Independent Adjudicator

Ordnance Survey


Plan Limited

Plymouth University

Police Federation of England and Wales

Public Sector People Managers Association (PPMA)

Remploy Ltd

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

SAP Software and Solutions

Skills for Health

Skills Funding Agency

Southwark Council

Surrey Police

UK Commission for Employment and Skills

Universities HR

Universities and Colleges Employers Association

University of Brighton

University of Glasgow

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Welsh Government