Your new online learning partners

We’re passionate about unlocking the potential in online learning for ambitious training providers and large organisations.

Too many online learning initiatives never take off (and never get started) because the strategy isn’t sound or the right approach isn’t identified.

If you have an idea about how online learning can help you grow your business or organisation, we can help you develop the concept and turn it into a success.

What makes us different

Unfortunately taking your expertise online isn’t as simple it might sound. You’ll probably need to think about:

  • How the online and face-to-face aspects of your programmes will work together
  • How to create the most effective learning experience to get the best results for your learners and clients
  • How to make sure your online learning products stand out from the crowd
  • How to package up and price your new online products
  • How to maximise the new opportunities your online learning will open up
  • How to get some initial quick wins and grow into your product

And this is where we can help.

We blend our extensive commercial, technical and product development experience to online learning experiences that have big impacts on the learners, your clients and your own business.

We’ll take time to understand your business and plans and work with you to create a plan that we can achieve together.

What makes us tick

We have a small but noble aim – to change how businesses use online and digital tools to share their expertise. We believe at the core of this is a fantastic learning experience, complemented with proven commercial thinking and a strong marketing strategy.

We’re not interested in quick flings. We pride ourselves on the long term relationships we build with our partners as they create better results all round, and isn’t that the best way to work together?

You’ll find that we’re easy to work with, but we’ll also aim to challenge your thinking where we think it’ll benefit the end result. We’re as driven as you are to make your project a success.

Suzanna Prout - Managing Director at Xenonex

I can highly recommend both Andy and Mark for their relentless approach to delivering exceptional client service.

Their passion, knowledge and excellence are evident in every interaction and their ability to think many steps ahead of us has been extremely beneficial.

They have worked hard to make complex issues seem accessible and practical which is a delight for us as their client.

Suzanna Prout - Managing Director at Xenonex
Andy Jack

Andy Jack

Andy has been crafting online and blended learning products for over a decade. Before starting Candle Digital with Mark, Andy was Head of Product at an online training company delivering innovative learning experiences to over 15,000 people a year from all across the globe.

Andy is certified in New Product Development by the PDMA, has a degree in Economics, various project management qualifications and a Post-graduate certificate in Digital Education from the University of Edinburgh. When he’s not up a mountain you can find him hiding from his three kids.

Mark Langdale

Mark Langdale

Mark has more than a decade’s experience of devising and delivering innovative online learning solutions for businesses, schools and charities. Mark excels in combining platforms to create tailored solutions without all the complex faff.

Mark loves working with WordPress, Moodle, Magento, Sugar CRM, Learndash and has a degree in Computer Animation and Special Effects. Mark loves a challenge, whether that be another Tough Mudder or building his own furniture from reclaimed wood!

Phil Aspden

Phil Aspden

Phil has held senior executive roles in both public and private sectors and has worked extensively in the UK and in Africa and Asia. In 1999 he established one of the first successful computer-based learning centres and went on to manage the largest learndirect e-learning network in the UK.

Phil draws on his experience in both organisational change and development and in learning technology to work with clients to define robust and sustainable strategies in exploiting new technology for learning.

Ian Curry

Ian Curry

Ian has worked in the delivery and production of online learning for over 20 years and was originally a lecturer, leading on the development of technology in the curriculum for an FE college. He subsequently worked as a project manager, delivering e-learning in the community and workplace before starting his own digital media consultancy.

Ian has developed expertise in using various e-learning applications including Articulate, Captivate, Moodle and Learndash. Having originally qualified as a graphic designer, Ian develops materials with a creative flair, but his extensive experience in delivering online learning also ensures that they are fit for purpose.

Join the team?

Join the team?

We’re always looking for good people to work with. If you have a passion for crafting learning experiences that make a difference, then we’d love to hear from you, especially if you are a web developer, learning experience designer, instructional designer, Ux and UI designer or a crafty wordsmith! Get in touch.