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About LAS

We are an award-winning digital learning company that helps forward-thinking organisations grow and evolve through custom learning experiences.

We work in partnership with you and your organisation to tackle the big problems or opportunities that you have.

Great design is our strength. We use our design skills, knowledge of human behaviour and a wide range of technologies, to create tailor-made, impactful digital learning in the form of apps, platforms, portals, games, tools, scenarios, next generation blends, learning assets and more.

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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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Ed Hickman, Project Lead

Ed is our project lead 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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Sam Burrough, Learning Designer

Sam is one of our Learning Designers. He has a passion for creating experiences that balance the needs of the client and the end user. His approach is routed in the world of design thinking, or user centered design and he likes to focus on designing experiences not just pieces of content.

He's been working in e-learning for over thirteen years, the first ten in-house at a major financial services and the last three working independently with a broad range of clients startups to international universities.

As well as high quality learning design Sam has developed expertise in curation, social learning and gamification often speaking about these topics at major UK Learning conferences.

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Georgina Wilding, Learning Designer

Georgina is an experienced learning designer, having scripted a multitude of solutions for global clients and varied sectors. With her background rooted in the modern mix and blended learning, she works to bring a 360 degree experience to today's educational platforms.

She comes with a first class degree, publishing intel, and creative writing experience, which all work together to ensure that key learning goals and objectives are outlined, achieved, and embedded in an accessible and engaging manner.

Georgina is also the founder of poetry publishing house Mud Press, and Nottingham’s First Young Poet Laureate.

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Sara Warrillow, Project Manager

Sara is one of our project managers, whose organisational and planning skills ensure that we meet deadlines, budgets and that they pass our high quality standards.

Sara is they key point of contact for our clients and the LAS team, and will see a project through from concept to delivery.
Sara comes from a corporate background and has led technology focussed Learning and Development teams within some of the UK's largest retailers. She has experience of designing and implementing large scale L&D programs to support business change initiatives and system implementations.

Sara has a keen interest in learning technologies and has managed Learning Management System in the past, her interest stems from university where she studied Information System and Computer User Design.

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Louise Cox, Project Manager

Louise is one of our project managers. 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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Jamie Cole, Design Lead

Jamie is an experienced designer with over 12 years in the industry. Having designed and led a large number of projects for well known clients. Many of these projects have also gone on to win awards. Jamie was also shortlisted for designer of the year (2014).

With a degree in design, putting his creative energy and passion into every project, along with his enthusiasm for user experience design and gamified learning  - Jamie's aim is to create the best solution for the user needs whatever the platform.

Jamie is also a professional photographer and videographer, these skills show through in his work with his attention to detail supporting his design work

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Lee Radcliffe, Graphic/UX Designer

Lee is a creative, interaction-focused graphic designer with perfectionist tendencies. During his 12 years in the elearning industry, he has designed and developed visually stunning, engaging and award-winning learning experiences for numerous high profile clients. Lee loves to get his teeth into a UI or UX problem to come up with something that’s enjoyable to use and highly functional. Interactivity is his strong point, and he loves designing activities that add real value to the learning experience. He’s also passionate about illustration and animation, making him a solid all rounder in the design field.

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Abi Fairholm, Marketing and Administrator

Abi is a highly-organised marketer with a creative and enthusiastic approach to work. With a strong understanding and passion for social media, Abi has been helping us gain a presence on a number of different platforms since joining the team.

Abi brings with her 6 years experience as a Marketing and Events Manager in the Community, Health and Leisure industry, along with 5 years as a Project Manager for a Reward and Recognition company. She has experience of working with Designers, Developers, Analysts and Communication teams in previous roles. Abi is a people person and greatly enjoys building that special rapport LAS prides itself on.
A determined and influential team player, Abi brings attention to detail skills, friendliness and focus to the Marketing for LAS.

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

Learning Technology Awards 2017 – Gold

Gold for Best use of simulations or virtual environments for learning. We partnered with Unicorn Training Group and UCL (University College London), to design and build a complex, highly immersive and realistic simulation, ICARUS, which allows groups of learners from around the world to collaborate and work in teams over different time zones. 

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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 – 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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