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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

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.

Lee Danby

Lee heads the Highfield e-learning customer service team who are responsible for ensuring our customers receive all the support they need when it comes to technical enquiries.

Lee has extensive experience of Highfield products having worked on the Highfield sales team for several years before starting his current role.

In his spare time Lee practices Mixed Martial Arts which help him maintain his fitness levels. Lee studies Jiu Jitsu, grappling and kick boxing.

Jude Hutchinson

Jude acts as Highfield’s lead subject matter expert (UK) for food safety and HACCP.

She is heavily involved in the development and compilation of examination questions and papers for food safety and HACCP at all levels, as well as all recent updates to Highfield’s food safety and HACCP training products.

She has many years’ experience as a consultant working with food manufacturers, caterers and retailers to improve food safety and HACCP.

Andy Walker

Andy is HABC’s lead subject matter expert for the area of door supervision and has also co-authored a number of Highfield security products including the Door Supervisors Course Book and Safety Awareness for Door Supervisors. He is a former police officer with over 20 years’ experience working within the private security industry.

Andy was one of the SIA’s first consultants when the Private Security Industry Act was first implemented, and now sits on several of the sector working groups, advising on future training requirements. He has authored several books and articles in security magazines on training within the sector.


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