About Us at Learning Light

If you want to deliver an engaging, effective elearning or training programme, then talking to us at Learning Light could be a great place to start. We help organisations large and small to reduce costs, make onboarding and compliance faster, and improve learning outcomes to transform results.

Learning research and adviceLearning Light was founded in 2005, as a centre of excellence in the use of elearning and the latest learning techniques and technologies.

Sheffield, the home of Learning Light, has one of the largest clusters of elearning companies in the UK and in Europe. It is from here since 2005 that Learning Light has provided expert advice and consultancy to many companies, public sector organisations and not-for-profits looking to use elearning and learning technologies to improve their business performance.


Our Training and eLearning Team

Today, our core team has decades of combined experience in the fields of training, elearning and blended learning.

David Patterson - eLearning Expert and DirectorDavid Patterson – eLearning Expert and Director of Learning Light

David’s work with Learning Light follows over 20 years of experience in management and strategy across a range of industries. With strengths and a background in technology, in 2000 he studied for MSc in Information Systems at the University of Sheffield. It was there that his interest was sparked in the growing influence of elearning.

Since joining Learning Light in 2005, he has advised and supported many UK, European, US and global organisations in designing and deploying successful training and elearning projects.

As our Head eLearning Consultant, David Patterson has been commissioned to produce many extensive research reports on learning technology markets, and has been a speaker at major international conferences, such as IADIS in Germany and DevLearn in the USA.


Becky - our training delivery manager
Becky – Training Delivery Manager

Becky leads the delivery of training programmes, including offender learning projects. She has extensive experience of training across a range of sectors, and provides white-label training solutions for organisations looking to outsource aspects of their service delivery.


Vicki - our waste management training consultant
Vicki – WAMITAB Centre Manager

Learning Light is a WAMITAB Approved Training Centre and Vicki manages all operations related to waste management training. She advises our clients in this industry on their training and qualification requirements.


Richard - our head WAMITAB assessorRichard – Head WAMITAB Assessor 

Richard leads our team of assessors for WAMITAB training services across the UK. He has decades of experience in waste management training for the public and private sectors.


Av Srivastava - elearning marketing consultantAv Srivastava – eLearning Marketing Consultant

Av manages the Learning Light website, helping us to deliver industry advice and insights online to visitors in over 160 countries across the globe. He has over 10 years of experience helping a number of elearning companies to gain increased visibility and expand into new sectors and territories.


Learning Light Associates

David Patterson has joined several other leading elearning and business experts to form The Company of Thought (TCoT) – a global think tank and and research organisation with a focus on eLearning.

Below are fellow TCoT founder members – leading business and technology experts who can bring additional expertise in specific areas for special research and consultancy projects:


An Coppens - gamification company founderAn Coppens – Gamification Specialist

An is Chief Game Changer at Gamification Nation in London, which helps clients across Europe to encourage winning behaviours and improve business results in sales, productivity, training and recruitment. She is the author of several books, including “Gamification in Business”.


Bob Little - PR consultant for elearning companiesBob Little – PR for the Corporate Training and eLearning Sector

Bob is a journalist and former editor who now focuses on working with corporate training and online learning companies. He helps clients in the UK and around the world with their PR needs. He has worked with major brands, including BBC Worldwide and Tata Group, and among his current clients is the London / Madrid-based FT | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance.


Graeme Coomber - an expert in learning and innovation
Graeme Coomber – Expert on Learning and Innovation

Graeme’s career in IT, telecoms and innovation started in Western Australia and has taken him to Malaysia, the UK, Singapore and Silicon Valley in the USA. 25 years of experience in international management, marketing and innovation include advisory roles supporting the likes of Xerox, Sainsbury’s, HBO, Prudential and MTV.

His recent role as Head of Innovation Business Development at Stanford Research International in the USA, has involved developing a partnership with the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, bringing innovation and best-practice to their public universities.


Iva Matasic - personalised learning and big data analytics expertIva Matasic – Leading Expert on Personalised Learning and Big Data Analytics

Iva is an expert in mobile and future learning, with a particular focus on big data analytics and innovation. She has authored and co-authored a number of publications on these topics and is a regular speaker at international industry events.


Can We Help You?

We help organisations large and small to design and deliver engaging, effective elearning and training programmes.

If you want to reduce costs, make training faster or improve learning outcomes within your organisation, get in touch with us at Learning Light for an informal discussion of your needs.