Who we are

K2 is an independent global mobility relocation and professional services provider. We deliver bespoke, distraction-free and impartial solutions for the full suite of services covering global relocations and assignments.

From origin to destination, we have personalised support packages to cover short-term mobility needs, long-term international assignments, permanent transfers, group moves and domestic assignments.

What we do

We work as an extension of your in-house HR/global mobility team to manage the specific range of services you require to support the relocation of your employees worldwide. These can include immigration services, relocation management, move management, expense management, fully outsourced assignment management, and strategic advisory services.

With the support of our global offices, and by managing services through our carefully selected and accredited global partner network, we ensure a high quality, tailored service on every assignment.

  • We provide a fully accountable single point of contact for HR/global mobility teams and relocating employees – driving our commitment to service excellence, attention to detail and ensuring we take full ownership of our results.
  • We pride ourselves on building excellent working relationships – developing an in-depth understanding of your organisation, ways of working and individual needs.
  • We base our decisions on individual, corporate and local considerations, and are driven to provide a service founded on fairness, trust, confidence and maximum value for our clients on a global basis.

We work from 12 worldwide locations with offices in Europe, Americas, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, serving over 200 clients.

How we set ourselves apart

We maintain a relentless focus on:

  • Creating streamlined and efficient services that take away the burden from the client and provide a transparent, single point of accountability.
  • Outstanding service quality based on specialist expertise, a wealth of experience, strong compliance, timely delivery, high expectations and a sound understanding of each client’s needs.
  • Providing an exceptional partner network maintained with rigorous, ISO accredited standards, processes and tracking.
  • Developing bespoke, fit-for-purpose and customer focused solutions for each client and project.
  • Continuously delivering innovative, flexible and practical ways to create value for money and finding ways to pass on the benefits to our clients.
  • Building positive and co-operative partnerships to deliver outstanding value on mobility outcomes for the longer term.

Global footprint

Our clients drive our global footprint. You’ll find us where we’re needed – responding to changing markets, establishing new offices, and resourcing talent to meet our clients needs. Rest assured, we’ve got global covered. We’ve grown organically to establish key locations – all based on where we can make the most positive impact on our services.

With clients across multiple industries and regions we pride ourselves on providing total global coverage. From oil platforms in Alaska to new offices in Kinshasa. We have the knowledge, expertise and experience to manage any project.

And where we don’t have a direct presence, our fully vetted, accredited and trusted expert partners deliver the K2 way on our behalf. Managed by us through a single point of accountability we are able to seamlessly deliver services in 186 countries worldwide.

K2 headquarters are in Guildford, UK. You can see our full list of international offices on our contact page.

  • USA
  • Brazil
  • UK
  • France
  • Sweden
  • UAE
  • South Africa
  • Singapore
  • Australia

K2 history

2002 — Origins

In 2002, founded by Nick Plummer (current Chief Executive Officer) and Richard Rutledge (current Executive Business Director), K2 was set up to provide a more innovative and flexible approach to managing the household goods shipping process. Their experience in move management lead them to see that there were a large number of organisations that were left frustrated and let down by providers because they did not have the significant volumes to gain the appropriate level of attention and service they were seeking.

The K2 solution, which is still applied today, was to provide a service where we assumed complete ownership and accountability of the relocation process. We sought to take away the burden from the client both personally in-house or by managing a network of vetted and accredited providers to deliver enhanced levels of service and results. Instilling an ethos that every client is important, regardless of transfer volume, the K2 approach focused on guaranteeing a consistent and personalised service quality across the board. This was built from open, transparent and long lasting relationships with our clients where we worked so closely that we served as an extension of their global mobility and HR teams.

2002 — UK office opens

2004 — global expansion begins

As K2’s reputation grew, existing and new clients looked to us to apply the same approach across all of their relocation services such as home and school finding and temporary accommodation, which we did. And to meet the expanding service and global reach requirements of our clients, we also expanded our global footprint, developing further K2 service facilities in Sweden, Singapore, Australia, South Africa, the US and UAE. We also began to offer expert, tailored immigration services – both via our fully vetted, accredited and licenced partner network and our well-established specialist, in-house, international immigration teams in Sweden and Singapore.

2006 — Sweden office opens

2007 — Singapore office opens

2008 — USA office opens

2010 — introduction of professional services

In 2010, to further enhance our ability to deliver an outstanding level of service to each client, we recognised a need to offer support beyond the operational areas of global mobility, adding complementary professional services to include global expense processing, advisory, assignment management services and a further array of global immigration solutions.

2013 — South Africa office opens

2015 — Australia office opens

2015 — ISO 9001 accredited

This standard demonstrates our ability to consistently deliver quality service standards that meet both our clients and regulatory needs. It proves we do what we say we do and have the appropriate measures and procedures in place to ensure consistency and improvement — all leading to higher levels of performance.

2015 — ISO 14001 accredited

This standard demonstrates our commitment to effective environment management and compliance. As a caring and responsible employer who wants to contribute to building a better future this certification is vital.

2016 — ISO 27001 accredited

This standard demonstrates our commitment to keeping our client and relocating employee data secure, through assessments and prevention of information security risks and certifies our implementation and maintenance of key technical, organisational and security measures.

2016 — UAE office opens

2018 — Harbour HR joins the K2 Group

In 2018, we completed the acquisition of Harbour HR to our portfolio. The introduction of this well-established HR consultancy, in the City of London, provided us with an experienced and specialist UK immigration team. The Harbour HR offer also includes modified payroll solutions (UK & Ireland) and UK specific HR advisory services.

2019 — Introduction of K2 Bespoke premium service

K2 Bespoke was developed as a natural response to client requests and referrals. Our positive reputation for outstanding relocation services led organisations to specifically choose to work with us. Having recognised that standard offerings and processes were not meeting their business needs, they approached us to ensure the personalised level of service and flexibility they required, separating out their business-critical and executive employee assignments from their existing global mobility programme.

2020 — France office opens

2021 — Brazil office opens

2022 — Kinetic launch

Kinetic is K2’s new five year business strategy running from 2022 to 2026, building on the huge success of Aspire (2017 to 2021). The six strategic priorities are: people and culture, sustainability, commercial success, partner network, technology and marketing.

2022 — ESG and sustainability: our partnership with EcoVadis

We are expanding and accelerating our commitments and action on ESG and sustainability, making it one of the six strategic priorities of Kinetic. We have partnered with EcoVadis, a global sustainability ratings company, to make an ongoing assessment of our sustainability credentials and progress.

2022 — K2 celebrates its 20th birthday

2023 - K2 is officially a Great Place To Work®!

All K2 employees were asked to complete a survey compiled by Great Place To Work®, the global authority on workplace culture. The survey results are now in and we are delighted to announce that K2 has received the coveted Great Place To Work® certification!

Today — K2 serves over 200 global clients

Today, we take great pride in our broader and more varied service offer and the quality enhancements and outcomes we achieve for our clients. We have attracted and developed an exceptional advisory team, with several decades of expert global mobility experience within a wide variety of industries. Our assignment management team fulfills numerous clients needs by providing an outsourced solution where we manage the complete global mobility offering, from A to Z.

The future — connecting all activities to create a seamless, cost-efficient experience

Our expense management solution — created to solve the administrative burden of making global housing and education related payments and to provide effective reporting and compliance for relocation related expenses — is making significant financial savings for clients by removing the out-of-scope coding fees from the tax reporting processes. And the development of our critically important, expert and tailored global immigration services has gone from strength to strength as clients see the value of us managing the whole process — connecting all activities to create a seamless experience.