Your new online learning partners

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

Too many online learning initiatives never take off (and never get started) because the strategy isn’t sound or the critical choices around learning technologies and content aren’t right.

If you have ideas on how online learning can help you grow your training company, we can help you turn this into a commercial success.

What makes us different

Unfortunately taking your expertise online isn’t as simple it might sound. You need to make good decisions 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
  • What learning technologies or platforms to use
  • How to make sure your online learning offering stands 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 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, underpinned with proven commercial thinking, robust technologies and a sustainable growth strategy.

We’re not interested in quick flings. We pride ourselves on the long term partnerships we build with our clients as they bring their new online learning products to market and being to flourish.

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 Candle Digital 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.

Waseem Hussain

Waseem Hussain

Waseem has a wealth of experience designing, creating and managing engaging web sites. A Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) qualified marketer, Waseem helps us bring our client projects to life and adding that final, important polish.

When he’s not knee-deep in WordPress web sites he can be found on his exercise bike or playing football with his three kids!

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.