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About Highfield e-learning

If you remember 1999 you’ll remember The Sixth Sense, Austin Powers and one-hit wonder Lou Bega with Mambo No.5. It was also the year that Highfield launched its first e-learning course, with Cadbury’s being one of our first customers.

We’re pleased to say, unlike Lou, we’ve had more than one hit!

Since those early days we’ve not looked back. Our courses are used by some of the world’s most recognisable companies including PepsiCo, Marks & Spencer, Shell, Elior, The National Skills Academy for Hospitality and the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

We’ve won two Learning Technology Awards, 2017 and 2018, for our work with M&S.

We’ve worked with NaCTSO (CT Policing’s National Counter Terrorism Policing Office) to create ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) Awareness e-learning which has been used by hundreds of thousands of learners, helping to create safer businesses and safer public spaces.

So, why are we trusted to work with some of the biggest brands? We’re told it’s because:

  • we understand effective training delivery and only produce meaningful content
  • we only work with the very best subject matter experts to write the content of our courses
  • we understand assessment and ensure our content always meets the required criteria and learning outcomes
  • our interactive exercises are designed to enhance the learning experience and retention of knowledge, not just look good
  • we work closely with our customers to exceed their expectations

Whether you’re looking for an off-the-shelf solution, ideal for employee induction and on-going training requirements, or if you’re a trainer looking to deliver a qualification through blended delivery, we can help. Our off-the-shelf courses are ideal for covering subjects such as food safety, health and safety, fire safety, licensing and health and social care.

We can also work with you to create bespoke e-learning programmes based on your exact requirements.

Meet the team

Sophia Kings

Sophia Kings

Sophia joined the Highfield e-Learning Development team at the end of 2015. She manages the e-learning development team and oversees the technical construction of all e-learning courses (both off-the-shelf and bespoke) the company produces. Sophia holds a degree in interactive media with animation.

In her spare time Sophia enjoys going on walks in the Peak District and is currently learning to ice skate. She also regularly visits her family, friends (and cats) in Birmingham, where she grew up.

Sam Gaunt

Sam Gaunt

Sam joined the team immediately after finishing his GCSEs and leaving school as an apprentice before securing a permanent role within the team as a Junior e-learning Developer.

In his spare-time Sam enjoys playing video games with his team members. He also attends every Dons rugby league game at the Keepmoat stadium as their leading scoreboard operator. Along with this Sam is a comic book fanatic and enjoys watching a wide range of films and TV shows.

Sam Broughton

Sam has ultimate responsibility for the look and feel of our e-learning courses. Highfield has an enviable reputation for high-quality, visually stimulating training materials and e-learning products are certainly no exception.

Sam is also responsible for ensuring that all e-learning design work is completed within the agreed deadlines, meaning our clients will have access to it in the fastest time possible without compromising quality.

When not managing the design process Sam is a huge fan of music, and enjoys singing whilst playing the guitar. She is also a regular attendee of concerts such as Glastonbury, where she recently saw the legendary Rolling Stones perform.

Chris Woffenden

Chris Woffenden

Highfield e-learning makes use of light-hearted illustrations throughout its courses to engage learners and give them a fun feel. We can even customise artwork in order for characters to be wearing client’s branded clothing or incorporate illustrations that are specifically relevant to a company. Chris is an extremely talented illustrator and is the longest serving staff member across the Highfield group of companies.

When not illustrating for the company, Chris can be found giving talks to schools and youth groups on the military history of World War I and II, and displaying equipment that was used during these key times in history. Linking his artistic talent with his hobby, Chris also collects and paints model soldiers.

Owain Fereday

Owain has been instrumental in building a network of external professional actors, models and presenters of whom we can call upon for different projects.

As the department has grown, Owain is now responsible for scheduling and making arrangements for bookings within our in-house studio set up.

In his spare time, Owain enjoys reading and cycling – but not at the same time.

Dan McDade

Dan oversees an ever-expanding sales team and ensures that the exceptionally high standards of customer service is provided at all times. Dan’s team is the first point of contact for any customer who calls us and ensures that all customer requirements are met with excellent service.

Outside the busy office, Dan occasionally enjoys cruiser class sailing. He particularly enjoys racing and usually takes the role of foredeck man (at the front of the boat), which requires delicate sure-footedness. Dan has at present taken a break from this hobby to conduct some renovation to his house. He also enjoys taking his dog Sally out on walks.


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