Established in 2007 by the UK Research Councils as part of the drive for greater efficiency, UK Shared Business Services Ltd provides HR & Payroll, Finance, Procurement and IT services to support the front line of UK research and innovation.

We’ve evolved over the last 10 years – both in terms of our service offering and client base – and our new direction under the joint ownership of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) positions UK SBS as a recognised Shared Services provider to Government.

Our journey continues as we work with our owners to harness the potential of our expertise and evolving technology to drive forward and realise the maximum benefit from shared services.

Proud to Play Our Part

Read about our Vision, the Values that define who we are, and our plans, in our latest Business plan. Our report and accounts can also be viewed.

Our people are proud of the part they play in delivering value for the UK economy and taxpayers.

  • We believe in the value that partnership and our expertise play in helping our owners, BEIS and UKRI, achieve the best outcomes from sharing services.
  • Working with our owners, we provide a range of efficient and expert business services to meet their current and future needs.
  • We aim to be trusted partners; recognised for delivering value and benefits for our owners and to support the work they do for UK society and the economy. ​​​​​

Read how we rose to the challenge and supported clients during the Covid-19 pandemic.​​​

Our vision, mission and values