Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Digital Learning Provider
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  • Contact
    • Sponge, Plymouth Science Park, 9/11 Research Way, Derriford, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 8BT
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About Sponge

Sponge are a digital learning provider that aims to harness the power of learning technologies to help world-leading organisations access a new world of digital experiences. They hope that these experiences inspire employees to learn and grow, while delivering better workplace performance.

Since the company’s formation, they have worked with some of the biggest global organisations to deliver many award-winning solutions.

Headquartered in Plymouth and with additional offices in London, Sheffield and Dublin, Sponge are a family-run business who are committed to providing an excellent experience and generating results for clients.

Sponge's business, mission and passion is learning. The company’s central value is to learn always.

Led by Managing Director Louise Pasterfield, Sponge aim to be a world leader in the creation of inspiring digital learning - to do that the company knows their staff need to continue to learn, grow and develop in what is a rapidly changing marketplace.

What is it like to work for Sponge

Sponge’s leadership team strive to maintain a family ethos, with Managing Director Louise Pasterfield advocating an open-door policy and encouraging spontaneous, informal conversation between staff of all levels. This helps to engage staff and ensures that everyone feels like they can speak and be heard.
My Manager
My Manager
Managers are offered a two-year leadership training programme developed under the guidance of business strategist and author, Michael Walsh, who hosts monthly workshops. The firm also works with Performance Consultant Nigel Harrison to deliver training, and offers mentorship schemes and regular feedback.
My Team
My Team
Sponge operate a learning-focused culture in which staff are encouraged to share their successes, tips and ideas. Their monthly Inspire Workshops are a key part of this, as well as their quarterly updates and Weekly Stand Ups. The firm also has a packed social calendar, capped off by a summer barbecue.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    46% / 54%

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