•  Bryony
    Learning Designer
  •  Ceri
    Developer
  •  Christian
    Marketing and Events
  •  Denham
    Finance Director
  •  Dennis
    Graphic Designer
  •  Elizabeth
    Project Manager
  •  Frith
    Marketing and Events
  •  Gurpreet
    Developer
  •  Jahnavi
    Software Tester
  •  Jamie
    Account Manager
  •  Joe
    Advertising Executive
  •  John C
    Head of Education
  •  Julie
    Apprenticeship Manager
  •  Kehinde
    Customer Service Assistant
  •  Kirstie
    General Manager - Qualifications
  •  Laura M
    Head of Marketing
  •  Laura N
    Senior Qualifications Manager
  •  Liam
    Assistant Accountant
  •  Mash
    CEO
  •  Noam
    Founder/Director
  •  Priya
    Management Accountant
  •  Tanya
    Qualifications Tutor
  •  Tatiana
    Qualifications Coordinator
  •  Terri
    PA/Office Manager
  •  Victoria
    Qualifications Manager
  •  Vishal
    IT Support Manager

Bryony

Learning Designer

I plan, write and produce learning content; this requires identifying the key needs and providing an engaging, effective learning solution. The easy bit is the planning, the hard bit is finding the exact clinical image to illustrate a point. If you have any good ones - please email me. Really.

I joined the company in 2009 having previously worked in film and video production, as a script writer, a TEFL teacher and a dance instructor. I like to think my current role uses all of these skills, maybe the dancing to a lesser extent, until we make 'Infection Control: the musical!'

Favourite quote:

"Why do people say "grow some balls"? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding." Betty White

Interesting fact:

If the history of the Earth's timeline was represented by the height of Nelson's Column, human life would be the width of a £1 coin on top.

Proudest moment:

Anything to do with my children, Xan and Talulla. Or, the time I opened a bottle of wine (cork) without a bottle opener. It's a close call.

Lifelong goal/aim:

I've got way too many to list.

What would you do with a million pounds?

Build an amazing house. And buy shoes.


Ceri

Developer

I joined Healthcare Learning at the end of 2015 as a PHP Developer. I have always loved being able to bring things to life since first dabbling in web development back in my teens. This took me to studying Computer Games Development in university.
I'm an extremely curious person, always trying to find out how things work and why, which often leads to items being dismantled.

Favourite Quote:

"If at first you don't succeed; call it version 1.0"

Interesting Fact

When Helium is cooled to almost absolute zero, it becomes a liquid with surprising properties; it flows against gravity.

Proudest Moment

Becoming a father.

Lifelong goal/aim:

Being able to look back and think "I made the most of it".

What would you do with a million pounds?

Enjoy it with others.


Christian

Marketing and Events

Working with the Marketing team, I joined Healthcare Learning in March 2015 after a series of post-University internships. Graduating with a first in Graphic Arts from the University of Southampton, I pursued a career in marketing looking to put my creative thinking to good use.

My last year in Healthcare Learning has been a whirlwind of exciting opportunities, from helping market the annual Clinical Innovations Conference to planning and launching my very own campaigns. Each day here is completely different for me, and I love it!

I now predominantly look after the marketing of our postgraduate qualifications and the Healthcare Learning Schools Network, and outside of the office I enjoy having the opportunity to travel to a range of different places to meet students, lecturers and patients who have all in some way benefited from what we offer.

Favourite quote:

"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming"

Dory, from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, also voiced by Ellen Degeneres.

Interesting fact:

I specialised in Photography in my Graphic Arts degree, and have taken the majority of the student/lecturer/patient photos you see on this website!

I once was just a few feet away from a lightning strike on a mountain covered in trees in North Italy. True story and incredibly scary, I do not recommend.

Proudest moment:

Successfully completing 2 months of amazing travelling around Europe earlier in 2016.

Lifelong goal/aim:

To look back on my life with more contentment than regret.

What would you do with a million pounds?

Quite frankly, I have absolutely no idea.

A house in Hawaii would be nice though.


Denham

Finance Director

I'm a Chartered Management Accountant with over 10 years' PQE gained in Healthcare and eCommerce businesses, ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to multi-nationals.
After graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a BSc(Hons) in Industrial Studies, I went to live in Spain, Germany and the Czech Republic, teaching English as a foreign language.
On my return to the UK I gained my CIMA qualification with Johnson & Johnson before holding a number of Controller and FD roles in private equity and Aim-listed organisations.
My job at Healthcare Learning is to help steer the company ship and be the financial conscience of the business. Everything I do is about preserving cashflow and ensuring the long term sustainability of the business as it continues to rapidly grow.

Favourite Quote:

"My brain is the key that sets me free". Harry Houdini

Interesting Fact:

I once performed with Paul Daniels in a short film.

Proudest Moment:

The birth of my beautiful children.

Lifelong goal/aim:

To own a little boat moored in an old Spanish fishing harbour.

What would you do with a million pounds?

Buy a big boat.


Dennis

Graphic Designer

I joined Healthcare Learning recently as a Graphic Designer in the Marketing department. I have always been a fan of art - my mum still proudly displays a painting of a pastoral theme that I did when I was 7 years old! I took this love of art and did a degree in Graphic Design at Central St Martin's in London via a little detour in film studies. After my degree I gained quite a lot of experience working as a Graphic Designer in lots of different types of businesses, from putting together look books for small fashion start-ups, to working with high street names and large asset management firms on their printed materials.

Favourite quote:

"Pay it forward"

Interesting fact:

I was born in Germany.

Proudest moment:

Starting my own stationery business.

Lifelong goal/aim:

To be happy and successful.

What would you do with a million pounds?

Spend some of it, give some of it away.


Elizabeth

Project Manager

I have more than 10 years' experience in project management in the IT and Education sectors.

I have a Batchelor's degree in Information Technology, an MBA, M.Sc. in Business Administration and certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Management Specialist (PMP).

My professional experience also includes teaching on online courses about project management.

I love dance, cinema and staying with family and friends. I am "carioca" (it means someone who was born in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil). So I love natural coconut water, beaches, havaianas, carnival, brazilian food and much more.

Favourite quote:

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

 (Benjamin Franklin - Philosopher and Journalist)

Interesting fact:

I played the drums in two carnival street groups in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil. Their names are "Monobloco" and "Olha para Mim". It is really funny and enjoyable!

Proudest moment:

When I won an Academic Excellence Award in 2015 for teaching on an MBA course in Project Management at Ibmec Business School.

Lifelong goal/aim:

Develop and improve myself every day both personally and professionally. Continue to be a good example to my daughter - my real love.

What would you do with a million pounds?

I would invest half and with the other half I would travel the world for two years


Frith

Marketing and Events

I've recently graduated from university with an English Literature degree (basically spent three years reading in cafes and got a degree from it!).
 My name is from a book called Watership Down, not a book for those who like rabbits being happy.
 I've only been working here for a handful of months but I've had some of the most fun (and stressful) times so far!

Favourite quote:

"In real life, there is no algebra" Audrey Horne (Twin Peaks)

Interesting fact:

I used to desperately want to be a mortician, then I realised the gross stuff was included in the job description

Proudest moment:

Graduating University

Lifelong goal/aim:

To move to Tokyo for a brief period then settling down in Brighton

What would you do with a million pounds?

Buy a house and rent it out while I blow the rest on a trip around the world!


Gurpreet

Developer

I have around seven years' experience in building web applications on LAMP stack. I have worked on a range of applications from social networks and media publishing to eLearning platforms. I believe in 'work hard and party harder'.

Favourite quote:

"It takes one woman nine months to have a baby. It cannot be done in one month by impregnating nine women". Socrates

Interesting fact:

I used to be a university-level athlete.

Proudest moment:

Getting a job in the UK in two weeks during a recession.

What would you do with a million pounds?

The day I have that much money, I will book the next flight home and start building my farmhouse.

What I like about Gurpreet:

There's nothing Gurpreet can't do! He doesn't leave mushroom for error, a talented and patient developer and all round fun-guy.


Jahnavi

Software Tester

Started my career working in the Insurance domain, testing various products and websites, I then moved to UK and joined Healthcare Learning, where I test multiple products, websites, eLearning content and Moodle platforms along with refining the whole process with Quality assurance, to make sure that our products are delivered to impeccable standards. I get to do multiple things each day and I always have something new to learn, which excites me the most.

Other than work, I love dancing, travelling, playing, shopping, doing crafts with which I can decorate my home and spending time with my family.

Favourite quote:

"Be yourself and thrive for the best"

Interesting fact:

Meditation blows off the mind if properly practiced. Through mind, man transcends the mind. Meditation is a state of no-mind.

Proudest moment:

When I awarded a gold medal from my University which was received by my parents.

Lifelong goal/aim:

Wanted to make myself always better in every role I take in the journey of my life.

What would you do with a million pounds?

Invest, donate, share and spend.


Jamie

Account Manager

At work I am a dedicated and savvy salesman who explores every possibility and tries his hardest to do the best deal for all parties involved. My talents are not, however, limited to sales, as I'm also active in other areas of Healthcare Learning: Smile-on; working with the development teams, marketing and support services.

Out of work I am an easy-going, fun-loving person who very much enjoys all things audio-visual. I'm mainly interested in film and television but have a range of other interests. I love my friends and family and continue to work hard and play hard to make my own, and their lives, better.

Favourite quote:

"I am the queen of England! I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a concrete elephant" Richard Curtis/Ben Elton, Blackadder

Interesting fact:

Sat on 'Shamu the killer whale' as a child, very much enjoy skiing and am a master chef.

What would you do with a million pounds?

Live my life as normal, without the stress of money!

What I like about Jamie:

In our private lives Jamie and I are the best of friends, but at work, I'm pretty sure we are enemies.


Joe

Advertising Executive

The quiet guy with a lot to say?

I'm an all-round business individual with an entrepreneurial spirit as I was a bit of a 'Del Boy' trader in my teens. Since then I've gone on to learn the fundamentals of business from family, and psychology from the intellectuals at university.

I'm a sports enthusiast with a love affair for food and a laid - back, winning attitude towards everything. I play five-a-side footie, represented London in table tennis, gym twice a week. I'll try any kind of food and any brand of sport without a fuss. Travelling is another passion of mine, hopefully one day I can say that I've left a footprint on every continent on this planet.

I guess you could say I'm seeeriously easy going!

Favourite quote:

"If you think you're too small to make a difference, you've obviously never been in bed with a mosquito" African Proverb

Interesting fact:

BA in Design Management and MA in Design Innovation

Proudest moment:

Still to come

Lifelong goal/aim:

Set up my own charity/business

What would you do with a million pounds?

Give at least 50% of it away

What I like about Joe

Joe is a friendly chap who you wouldn't want trouble with due to the fact he is built like a tank. He is a good salesman who seems to be filling the shoes of his predecessor well!!


John C

Head of Education

Throughout my career at Pfizer Pharmaceutical R&D and the Institute of Leadership & Management I have focused on delivering impact from talent development and workplace learning. This has also provided me with knowledge of a wide range of innovative learning technologies, and an extensive network of likeminded L&D professionals.

At Healthcare Learning I have the opportunity to combine these interests with a return to working within the healthcare sector, and to manage the direct support of learners at all stages in their careers.

Outside work I am a long suffering Gills (Gillingham Football Club) supporter; as well as an occasional gardener and fan of live (rock/blues) music.

Favourite quote:

"In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists." - Eric Hoffer

Interesting fact:

I once interviewed Metallica (back in 1986, long before they headlined on Glastonbury's famous Pyramid Stage)

Proudest moment:

Supporting our kids develop into independent and successful adults (work in progress !).

Lifelong goal/aim:

Make a positive impact through lifelong learning and supporting the development of others.

What would you do with a million pounds?

Invest in a good wine cellar, and then enjoy emptying it


Julie

Apprenticeship Manager

From Wales originally, not lived there for 20 years now but go back a lot to see my family. I did my degree in Travel and Tourism and spent 10 years working in the travel industry and having some lovely holidays before changing career and going into Project Management of training delivery 10 years ago.

Favourite Quote:

"We're all the same to a blind man" (my nan)

Interesting fact about yourself:

After finishing university I worked oversees as a holiday rep

Proudest moment:

The birth of my little girl

Lifelong goal/aim:

To be the best mum I can be, to have a career that I enjoy and to be happy

What would you do with million pounds?

Be ecstatic


Kehinde

Customer Service Assistant

I am a positive and outgoing person who enjoys spending time with friends and meeting new people

Favourite quote:

"Life's too short to safely remove hard drive bro"

Interesting fact:

I've never broken a bone before

Proudest moment:

Gradating with my desired grad at Uni

Lifelong goal/aim:

To a start a business and become DR of Psychotherapy

What would you do with a million pounds?

Invest it wisely


Kirstie

General Manager - Qualifications

Having over 15 years managing Learning & Development solutions within both the private and public sector, I have combined my project management and people experience to deliver all aspects of multi-facetted educational solutions. As General Manager for Qualifications at Healthcare Learning: Smile-on, I have the opportunity to combine two of my passions - 'making things happen' and continuing professional development in an innovative and creative environment.

When I'm not working, you can either find me on the back of a motorbike or giving in to the naturalist in me, tending the garden and looking after the wildlife.

Favourite quote:

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" Sir Winston Churchill

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving" Albert Einstein

Interesting fact:

I trained as a croupier in my deep and distant past!

Proudest moment:

Ask me when I'm 80!

Lifelong goal/aim:

Be the best I can be and enjoy the ride.

What would you do with a million pounds?

Smile


Laura M

Head of Marketing

I have worked in marketing for over ten years, joining Healthcare learning in 2005. I am a bit of a marketer's dream which helps a lot in my chosen profession. I enjoy that every day at Healthcare Learning can be different, be it working on the Healthcare Learning brand, web and live conferences, or making sure we get the marketing right.
Out of work I have lots of interests, but at the moment I am queen of ten pin bowling and connect four champ. I am also learning to play bass and I like to make art out of unexpected things.

Favourite quote:

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." Oscar Wilde

Interesting fact:

I used to sing opera.

Proudest moment:

Buying and moving in to my first flat.

Lifelong goal/aim:

To visit every country in the planet.

What would you do with a million pounds?

I would travel, buy a house, donate to charity and throw a big party

What I like about Laura

Laura is always happy despite having too much to do and brings an interesting international accent to all our discussions!


Laura N

Senior Qualifications Manager

I manage the MSc in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry programme here at Healthcare Learning. I support the students from admissions through to their Graduation. I also manage the budget, assessments, sponsors, residential events and any other educational activities for the programme. I am also helping to develop other programmes here at HCL and have been instrumental in the success of the Clinical Innovations Conference this year.

Outside of work I like to attend lots of gigs and festivals, venture to exhibitions and galleries, watch TV series in one sitting, eat out, travel, run, drink copious amount of Earl Grey tea and dance my weekends away...

Interesting fact:

I took a year out of studying at University to move to Rome, as I wanted to learn Italian fluently within a year. I used to attend a stage school and have had a few TV appearances.

Proudest moment:

Creating our magical wedding day in Italy!

Lifelong goal/aim:

To be happy in my career and to have a holiday home in Umbria.

What would you do with a million pounds?

Treat my nearest and dearest first and then set up an animal sanctuary.

Favourite Quote:

"It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit" - J.R.R Tolkien


Liam

Assistant Accountant

I have spent my life moving around the world, leaving the UK at the age of 4, and moving to Norway, followed by South Africa, The U.A.E and Malaysia. I returned to the UK to start University now living and working in London.

Favourite quote:

"Ahh, it's so hot, milk was a bad choice" - Ron Burgundy

Interesting fact:

I am an identical twin

Proudest moment:

Graduating from University

Lifelong goal/aim:

To own a house in the south of Spain on the sea with a boat.

What would you do with a million pounds?

Donate a sum to charity and invest the rest in low-cost housing to rent out.


Mash

CEO

I began my career at the observer newspaper before moving to Video Arts where I became Sales and Distribution Director. I later moved to Spring Group as initially commercial director of one of the divisions before taking the role of group Marketing and Communications Director, where I was responsible for launching the highly successful spring.com. Since Spring I have started, bought and sold a number of companies including setting up Tests.com and turning around Creation Station. I joined Healthcare Learning: Smile-On in 2005.

Outside of work my hobbies include running and playing rugby. I am also a keen reader of non-fiction particularly autobiographies and scientific journals.

Favourite quote:

"Far away is close at hand in images of elsewhere" Graffiti, Paddington Station, 1980's

Interesting fact:

Suffered from a bilateral patella tendon rupture

Proudest moment:

I have three: 14th Sept 1994, 27th Feb 1996 and 18th Dec 2001

Lifelong goal/aim:

Create fantastic memories for my children.

What would you do with a million pounds?

Give it away

What I like about Mash:

Mash's love of rugby is the best thing - it means when I come in on a Monday and ask 'did you see the game this weekend?' he knows I'm talking about Wasps v Saracens, not Man U v Arsenal.


Noam

Founder/Director

I graduated in Computing and Industrial Management Engineering at the Technion in Haifa, Israel. Since then I have had extensive experience in computer services, management and marketing, and in providing education. I founded the Healthcare Learning Company (HLC) in 2000 and over the last 10 years I have watched Healthcare Learning: Smile-on grow to become one of the UK's leading education providers in the world.

Outside of work I am a fellow of the RSA. I'm active on various Charities as well as being a trustee of the Sternberg Foundation and other trusts. I am also a member of the London Rotary Club and the RSM. My hobbies include playing the saxophone, listening to jazz and classical music, watching theatre productions and both painting and collecting art. I also enjoy high mountain hiking.

Interesting fact:

I reflect the twin characteristics of a Gemini (which is my star sign): I like maths and physics, yet I also like subjects of art and music.

Proudest moment:

I was part of the elite force of Israeli commandos that rescued 100 civilians who had been held hostage by pro-Palestinian hijackers at Entebbe airport, Uganda, in June 1976.

Lifelong goal/aim:

To continue Healthcare Learning creativity and be the best healthcare education provider in the world.

What would you do with a million pounds?

Why just a million? But even still I would help out charities.

What I like about Noam:

Noam is a very caring boss who goes out of his way to help an employee in distress. He has a unique sense of humour which adds to a very big character


Priya

Management Accountant

I have always loved numbers since school and am very passionate about being an Accountant. I have been working in accounts for the past 7 years and am willing to pursue a career in finance.

Outside work I am organised and plan well in advance for everything. I like socialising with my friends and family, watching TV and listening to Bollywood music. I also love dancing and cooking. I like anything creative that makes me happy.

Favourite quote:

"Life is too short, enjoy it to the max."

Interesting fact:

I was born on a beautiful island in Kenya (Mombasa Raha!!!)

Proudest moment:

Birth of my Son

Lifelong goal/aim:

To become ACCA Qualified

What would you do with a million pounds?

Pay my mortgage, help my friends and family, investing in properties, and donate to charity


Tanya

Qualifications Tutor

I have worked in a variety of dental specialities including, endodontic, oral surgery, orthodontics, veterinary dentistry and sedation over the last 25 years. I really enjoyed my job as a nurse and this instinctively lead me to a teaching career that now spans 15 years. I now provide all healthcare learning's nursing students with their primary qualifications, post graduate qualifications and CPD via webinars, workshops and e-learning content.

I really love music and over the years this has fostered a new passion for hi fidelity sound. I have worked hard to collect a superb hi-fi set-up that includes rare turn tables and valve amps which I love for their rich, warm and immersive sound. I am also an avid comic reader and collector of vinyl art, some of my favourites are by American artist Ewok and Sam and Twitch from Spawn.

Interesting fact:

I didn't watch television from 1998-2015 go figure, why did I start again???

Favourite quote:

"Do or do not do, there is no try!" - Yoda

Lifelong goal/aim:

My Lifelong ambition is to write a Rotoscope animated book about ... watch this space

Proudest moment:

I was once interviewed in the early naughties by Zig and Zag, I was working in Dublin Zoo on a Tiger and out of nowhere appeared the jovial and brightly coloured duo, a highlight in anyone's life surely :)


Tatiana

Qualifications Coordinator

My educational background is Sociology, I also have a certificate of pedagogic competences and my native language is Portuguese. I had a solid administration job experience in back office, audit, customer service and data analyse.

I'm currently working as a Qualifications Coordinator on the Healthcare Learning Qualifications and Education Department. My job is to coordinate the Dental Nurse Diploma/Apprenticeship and the ILM Level 4 Certificate Leadership and Management, manage the CPR Training and everything related, manage weekly reports to the NPA ( National Pharmacy Association), manage questions on  the NYU BFCC courses. My job consist in register the students, help to build the eLearning platforms, give support to the students , deal with the assessors , manage the invoices .

I'm a social person who likes to know new cultures, try new food and know new places. I hate the routine and I always try to learn something new and improve my skills. On my free time I like to go out for dancing, go to concerts and festivals, go to the gym, go to parks and of course go shopping!!!

Favourite quote:

"Always treat the others the way you like to be treated"

Proudest Moment:

Survive in London by myself

Lifelong goal/aim

Be successful at work and progress in my career

What would I do with a million pounds?

I will buy a boat and will travel around the world.


Terri

PA/Office Manager

Children: 2 very handsome teenage boys.
Pets: 2 greyhounds and a Bearded Dragon (that's a lizard not a slightly older, cantankerous, female relative, whom I am likely to take after in later life)

Hobbies: Fitness, reading Jack Reacher novels, cinema, spending time with my children, socialising blah blah

Miss World style:

I am honest, caring and loyal. I love children and animals. I do a lot for charity and I long to see world peace.

Or...

Game of Thrones style:

I am Terri of the house Butler, First of her name, Queen of the diaries, Protector of the stationery, Lord of the credit cards, Khaleesi of the office, Mother of bearded dragons.

Favourite quote:

"This is a 44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world. It could take your head clean off. I know what you are thinking...did he fire 5 or 6 shots? Well to tell you the truth in all the confusion I kinda lost track myself. So you have to ask yourself one question...do I feel lucky? Well do ya...punk?"

Interesting fact:

I am a qualified Aerobics Instructor

Proudest moment:

These occur often in the form of my two sons

Lifelong goal/aim:

To own several holiday homes in various locations abroad

What would you do with a million pounds?

Start building up my holiday home portfolio! Buy a new house. Charitable donations


Victoria

Qualifications Manager

When I graduated from Northampton University I went straight into work. My first job was with Vanquis bank. I enjoyed working there but I felt that I was ready to progress and expand in my working life. This led me to Healthcare Learning: Smile-on and I started working here on 16th July 2014.
My life outside of work involves a lot of shopping; I love shopping and I really love shoes. I like going out and try to keep fit by going to the gym when possible. Also because I have friends who live all over the country I find myself travelling a lot to see them.

Favourite quote:

"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination." - Oscar Wilde

Proudest moment:

Graduating with a 2:1 from Northampton.

Lifelong goal/aim:

To be successful in everything that I do.

What would you do with a million pounds?

You'd be surprised; I could spend a million pounds in a day easily


Vishal

IT Support Manager

I have 6+ years of experience in IT Technical Support and expanded professional experience in different areas of Apple, Microsoft, UNIX and Cisco. I have extensive experience in integration, supporting end users and troubleshooting in various operating system platforms. I have proven hard working, confident, good communication skills and excellent team player.

Favourite quote:

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever."

Interesting fact:

Masters Degree in Computer Security from UK.

Proudest moment:

Whenever my family gets happy with me and my work.

Lifelong goal/aim:

Be a successful computer security expert and secure the company network.

What would you do with a million pounds?

Invest them to make it double and further.