•  Amit
    Finance Manager
  •  Beatrice
    Qualifications Coordinator
  •  Ben
    Marketing Executive
  •  Ceri
    Developer
  •  Denham
    Finance Director
  •  Dennis
    Graphic Designer
  •  Efrain
    Postgraduate Admissionsr
  •  Jahnavi
    Software Tester
  •  Joe
    Advertising Executive
  •  Kehinde
    Customer Service Assistant
  •  Kirstie
    General Manager - Qualifications
  •  Laura
    Head of Marketing
  •  Mash
    CEO
  •  Noam
    Founder/Director
  •  Omar
    Video Editor
  •  Priya
    Management Accountant
  •  Rinka
    Healthcare Learning Designer
  •  Tanya
    Qualifications Tutor
  •  Tatiana
    Qualifications Manager
  •  Terri
    PA/Office Manager
  •  Valentina
    Project Coordinator

 

Amit

Finance Manager

I've been in work since the age of 18… 5 years in customer service & retail, 1 year in sales & marketing/volunteering, 8 years in accounting & finance.

Favourite quote:

"When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade." - Dale Carnegie

Interesting Fact:

I'm a Gemini.

Lifelong goal/aim:

To buy a Harley Davidson motorcycle, explore the world, learn different cultures & enjoy the ride!

What would you do with a million pounds?

Spread a little bit of sunshine by giving some away to good causes, then I would invest the rest to try & first double it, then triple it, then quadruple it, etc., until I reach the desired tuple!!


 

Beatrice

Qualifications Coordinator

Born and bred in Italy, in a small town in the middle of nowhere. I studied Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Bologna and then moved to London to study Comparative Literature at King’s College, so I basically earned a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree reading books in cafes.

Yes, I am one of those people who don’t have a Kindle and still read paper books.

Proudest moment:

My graduation.

What would you do with a million pounds?

I would buy a house in London.


 

Ben

Marketing Executive

Born in Canada, I grew up playing sports and roaming through the forest near my home. I met my wife in South Korea and after moving to Singapore we relocated to the South London to be closer to her family. I studied commerce at Saint Mary’s University in Nova Scotia but ventured into teaching until switching gears in Singapore when I started selling courses instead of teaching them.

Favourite quote:

"I’m your huckleberry"

Interesting fact:

My ears are different.

Proudest moment:

My wedding day.

Lifelong goal/aim:

To be happy and live in the sun.

What would you do with a million pounds?

I’d give some of it away and travel with the rest.


 

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.


 

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.


 

Efrain

Postgraduate Admissions

Born in Colombia, grew up and educated in the United States, lived in China for five years, and have been in the UK for the last ten years. Have worked as a business lecturer and technology sales professional in the both the US and internationally.

Favourite quote:

"Ours is not to reason why, but to do and die" (modified from original).

Interesting fact:

America includes all of the Americas and not just the US. South Americans consider themselves Americans also and refer to people from the US as North Americans.

Proudest moment:

When my daughter was born.

Lifelong goal/aim:

Write the great American novel.

What would you do with a million pounds?

Throw a party, give away some and retire.


 

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.


 

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!!


 

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!


 

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


 

Omar

Video Editor

I have been editing professionally for 3 years and I graduated with a BTEC Level 2 in Digital Media and an Apprenticeship with ITN.

Favourite quote:

“I want to save a life just like I was saved”

Interesting fact:

I love the Japanese culture.

Proudest moment:

Getting employed and graduating from college.

Lifelong goal/aim:

To become self employed in a decade from now.

What would you do with a million pounds?

Convert it into 1.5 million Canadian dollars and move to Canada.


 

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


 

Rinka

Healthcare Learning Designer

With a keen interest in education & learning technologies and a passion for writing I joined the company as a Healthcare Learning Designer. This exciting role allows me to draw upon my broad science knowledge gained from my pharmacy degree at UCL. On a day-to-day basis I help to transform key science concepts into innovative and engaging learning programmes for healthcare professionals.

In short: I think, write & create!

Outside of work I enjoy breaking out in a sweat at a box-circuit class, adoring the countryside, exploring new places and cultures, dining out, experimenting with new food recipes, and snuggling up to watch a nature documentary or superhero movie.

Interesting fact:

Fact no. 1: I was bitten on the bum by pet dog when I was 3. I haven’t owned a pet since.

Fact no. 2: I once tore my ear very badly during a childhood chase and had to be stitched back in place.

Fact no. 3: Pandas make me happy.

What would you do with a million pounds?

Invest, donate, build a luxury tree house in Costa Rica, travel the world, the list is endless.


 

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 Manager

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


 

Valentina

Project Coordinator

Italian on the passport, cosmopolitan in the soul. I have an insatiable curiosity and I simply love learning. I have a background in Foreign Modern Languages, Project Management, and Learning and Technology and an insane passion for challenges!

Favourite quote:

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Interesting fact:

I have played rugby as a forward.

Proudest moment:

Being accepted into the university of my dreams, after years of study towards it.

Lifelong goal/aim:

To change the world of education…or alternatively just being as happy as I can be would do!

What would you do with a million pounds?

Buy books for me and gifts for friends and family with half of it and invest the rest in a charitable project.