Company showcase: Experian

The data company has been going for more than 125 years.

by MT Staff
Last Updated: 30 Nov 2016


Head office: The Sir John Peace Building, Experian Way, NG2 Business Park, Nottingham NG80 1ZZ

Number of employees: 17,000

Company Summary

Experian unlocks the power of data to create opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. We gather, analyse and process data in ways others can't. We help individuals take financial control and access financial services, businesses make smarter decisions and thrive, lenders lend more responsibly, and organisations prevent identity fraud and crime.For more than 125 years, we've helped consumers and clients prosper, and economies and communities flourish. Our 17,000 people in 37 countries believe the possibilities for you, and our world, are growing. We're investing in new technologies, talented people and innovation so we can help create a better tomorrow.

The role we play

We live in a world where we are all increasingly aware of the importance of our personal data, and businesses and organisations need help to make sense and find meaning from all the data that they accumulate. We help to bridge this gap by transforming information to help people, businesses and organisations protect, manage and make the most of their data.

Promotion and Development

It's our people that makes Experian special.

We have a culture where we look for people who are leaders, not managers. We want people who will inspire others to go that extra mile for customers and colleagues.

And to help people go from good to great, we have a number of global interactive and challenging leadership programmes that foster, recognise and reward talent.

Social Responsibility

Since listing on the London Stock Exchange in 2006, much has been done to not only build a unified, international organisation that strives to deliver for clients and shareholders, but one that also is committed to recognising its social, economic and environmental responsibilities. Our role, like that of many other large public companies, has never been so important. We have the ability through our people, data and analytics to help communities achieve their social and economic potential. Whether it is working with Big Issue Invest to help one million UK social housing tenants improve their credit reports and access mainstream lending, or providing millions of free credit reports to people in need of help through debt advice charities, we are committed to using data and innovation to make a sustainable difference.


Our passion for science and innovation remains stronger than ever. We recognise that to innovate we need to encourage behaviours within our teams; behaviours of creativity, learning, experimentation, passion and collaboration. What we want to achieve is creating an environment in which our people are encouraged, motivated and free to innovate. To do the best they can for themselves and for the company. Giving them support and recognition is key to helping release their creativity, enabling them to solve problems, work collaboratively and meet new opportunities. Working together in this way means that not only will our company continue to grow but also help to change the world for the better.


Bringing data to life requires creativity, passion, flexibility and expertise. We give our employees the freedom to realise their own careers and in turn, their free thinking makes our business prosper. Join a global team of 17,000 people who are already empowered to make businesses and communities stronger through the power of insight. Find out more. 

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