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About LAS

LAS helps people and organisations grow and evolve through digital learning experiences. Established in 2005 as LearningAge Solutions, we work with some of the biggest companies and most recognisable brands in the world. Our clients include University of Cambridge, Visa, Tarkett and Sellafield Ltd. We also have extensive experience in the oil and gas, food and drink and pharma industries.

We solve problems. Working in partnership with our customers, we help them to get to the real crux of what they want to achieve in business terms. We then design and develop creative, memorable and most importantly, effective digital learning solutions that help people practice the behaviours and learn the skills to improve performance and achieve business goals.

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The Team

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Rob Hubbard, Managing Director and Creative Lead

Rob is a designer through and through who is fascinated by how we learn, what we remember and why we pay attention to certain things. He is a huge enthusiast of all that technology can offer to enhance learning and has completed a huge variety of projects in his 14 year career. 

He is the editor and co-author of The Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual published by Wiley and featuring contributions from the brightest and best elearning minds on both sides of the Atlantic.

Rob won the Outstanding Contribution Award at the 2015 eLearning Awards for 'working tirelessly to raise standards and encourage greater creativity in digital learning'.

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Tess Robinson, Director

Tess has many hats at LAS. As well as a wealth of digital learning experience, she is also our resident marketing and communications expert, finance director and account manager. She joined LearningAge in 2009, bringing with her ten years of experience of marketing, communications and relationship management in the education sector, having worked in senior roles at UCAS, University of Warwick and Aston University.

Tess has a keen interest in the psychology and behaviours behind how people learn and holds a Masters degree in Organisational Behaviour from top-ranked Warwick Business School. She also has a Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Professional Diploma in Marketing.

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Louise Cox, Project Manager

Louise is our star project manager. She ensures that all our projects are completed on time, to budget and to the highest quality. 

Louise manages those involved in a project and is always on hand to make sure that our clients' experience of working with us is nothing short of excellent. 

Louise has over twenty years experience in the elearning industry and has managed well over 100 elearning projects for national and international, public and private sector organisations. Louise is also skilled in graphic design and instructional design and holds a degree in graphic design from University of Nottingham.

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Ed Hickman, Lead Instructional Designer

Ed is our lead instructional designer and is highly skilled at taking our creative vision and designing elegant and effective solutions. 

Ed's job is to create the designs that our developers will build, oversee our team of instructional designers, review storyboards to ensure quality and consistency of approach and to work with clients to arrive at the perfect solution. 

Ed has an excellent understanding of learning psychology and how to motivate and engage end users through effective design. He has over eight years' experience of delivering successful solutions for blue chip companies and high profile public sector organisations. His knowledge extends across user interface design, communications, learning management systems, mobile and web technologies, authoring tools and accessibility.

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Louise Askew, Administrator

Louise’s job is to keep us all organised and make sure our books are in order. She is also a talented marketeer, proof-reader and content author and has recently completed a diploma in Digital Marketing.

The Wider Team

Our team also includes three development teams, additional instructional designers and project managers, a QA team, graphic designers, illustrators and videographers. We have an agile structure, enabling us to scale up swiftly and be very flexible. 

Awards

eLearning Awards 2015 – Gold

Gold for Best Learning Game.  In partnership with leading Marketing Consultancy, OxfordSM, LAS created an engaging learning game for Vodafone, which has added energy and realism to their face-to-face marketing workshop on maximising the use of customer data. Used in stages throughout the workshop, the game reinforces learning points, encourages debate and allows participants to try decisions out, resulting in a deeper understanding of the importance of data and how it is used. The game is a fantastic example of how learning games don’t need to be expensive and hand coded to be effective.

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eLearning Awards 2015 – Gold

Managing Director, Rob Hubbard, was honoured with Gold in the Outstanding Contribution category. They said: 'Rob Hubbard is likely to have a lasting impact on the elearning industry thanks to his pro bono work and creative and innovative elearning. He has certainly done much to promote the elearning industry. He has given hundreds of hours of his time and 100% of his energy to voluntary work within the sector with no expectation of anything in return. Through his work with eLN and through the free training he has given to hundreds of elearning professionals worldwide, he has worked tirelessly to raise standards and encourage greater creativity in digital learning. He is a true ambassador for the whole profession and richly deserves the highest recognition'.

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eLearning Awards 2015 – Bronze

Bronze in the Social and Collaborative Learning category for a project with one of the world’s largest energy companies. LAS helped them to roll out a methodology for organisation design and provide online opportunities for their people to collaborate and share knowledge and best practice. The project has resulted in significant cost savings for the organisation, has boosted their internal capabilities and helped them to develop and connect their staff. It is now in use over more than 50% of the organisation.

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Learning Awards 2015 – Gold

Gold in the Social and Collaborative Learning category for a project with one of the world’s largest energy companies to create online learning, resources and opportunities for collaboration around their new methodology for organisation design. We also used the technology to create a valuable community of practice and enable employees to share ideas and work together.

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Learning Awards 2015 – Gold

Gold in the Social and Collaborative Learning category for a project with one of the world’s largest energy companies to create online learning, resources and opportunities for collaboration around their new methodology for organisation design. We also used the technology to create a valuable community of practice and enable employees to share ideas and work together.

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Learning Awards 2015 – Bronze

Bronze award for External Learning Solution of the Year. We partnered with one of the world’s largest energy companies to use technology to implement one way to do organisation design within the business, significantly reducing costs and complexity across the organisation.

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eLearning Awards 2013 - Silver

Silver in the Best eLearning Project (Private Sector) with the bookseller, Waterstones. Waterstones' USP is their knowledgeable booksellers who are able to offer passionate, well-informed advice to customers. This project began as a system to train these booksellers on how to use new Kindle technology and evolved into a goal-based learning system to help with career development, ongoing training and performance review.

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Learning Awards 2013 - Gold

Gold for 'Learning Technologies Solution of the Year' with Tarkett, a multinational flooring manufacturer. The winning entry consisted of a suite elearning, including scenario-based learning, games and an app, to train their international sales force.

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eLearning Awards 2012 - Bronze

Bronze for ‘Most Innovative New Hardware or Software Product’ for goalgetter, our goal-based learning system. The judges described it as ‘true innovation’.

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eLearning Awards 2012 - Bronze

Bronze for ‘Best eLearning Project (Private Sector) with Tarkett, a multinational flooring manufacturer. For a comprehensive elearning programme, their first experience of learning technologies, to train their international sales force.

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