About Learning with Experts

Learning with Experts is a global classroom community that brings people together to learn from expert tutors and each other.

What we believe…

  • In using human interaction to eliminate the isolation of distance learning through unique online classrooms
  • Learning is for life
  • In enhancing human leadership with the latest technologies
  • In preserving our ancestral roots that value the strength of shared knowledge and the wisdom of elders
  • Learning should be available wherever and whomever you are
  • Learning should be fun

Our team

    • Elspeth Briscoe

      CEO / Founder

      Formerly eBay, Skype, The Guardian

    • Daniel Rosewarne


      Formerly Journl, Oxfam, Scoot

    • Stuart Dawson

      Finance Director

      Formerly Taylor & Francis, Deloitte

    • Mark Fishleigh

      Commercial Director

      20+ years B to B tech

    • Alex Nott

      Head of Growth Marketing

      Formerly PrivateFly

    • Rob Ludgate

      Head of Production

      Formerly Channel 4, ITN

    • Paul Crabtree

      Head of Engineering

      Formerly Razorfish

    • Steve Thompson

      Creative Director

      Formerly Razorfish

    • Saskia Heath

      Head of Partnerships

      Formerly Investec

    • Denis Nemytov

      Frontend Developer

      Formerly Instruct ERIC

    • Miles Walkden

      Business Development Manager

      Formerly, Safety Media, Advanced Alchemy

    • Jack Rolstone-Smith

      Customer Success & Account Manager

      Formerly John Lewis

    • Professor Sir Muir Gray

      Chief Wellbeing Officer

      Formerly, Chief Knowledge Officer, NHS

  • Investors & Advisors

    • Rupert Pennant-Rea


      Former editor of The Economist & Deputy Governor of the Bank of England

    • David Soskin


      HOWZAT Partners, Former CEO Cheapflights.com

    • Justin Cooke

      Advisor & Investor

      Formerly Future Learn, Vice Chair of Unicef UK, Chair of The Drum, CEO and Founder of POSSIBLE

    • Joanna Hardy


      Antiques Roadshow, Jewellery Specialist

    • Professor Alastair Nicholson


      Saïd Business School, Oxford University

    • David Armfield


      Kinetix Critchleys Corporate Finance, Investment Banking

    • Rob McGrigor


      Kinetix Critchleys Corporate Finance, Investment Banking

    • James Eden


      Serial Startup Board Member

    • Ian Bannerman


      Formerly MD of Taylor Francis, Scholarly Publishing

    • Andy McIndoe


      Former MD of Hilliers, record holder for Consecutive Gold medals at Chelsea Flower Show

    • Dr Noel Kingsbury


      Author, Lecturer, Horticulturist

Our story

  1. Pre-2015

    • Founder Elspeth Briscoe graduates with a Masters in Garden Design
    • Launch of the horticultural community
    • Launch of the photography community
  2. 2015

    • First round of investment raised
    • CTO Dan Rosewarne joins the company
  3. 2016

    • Launch of classroom version 2.0
    • Launch of the antiques community
  4. 2017

    • Renamed to Learning with experts
    • RHS approved distance learning provider
    • Launch of the jewellery community
    • Launch of the food & drink community
  5. 2018

    • First B2B partnership with Goldsmiths
    • Launch of the floristry community
  6. 2019

    • Rupert Pennant-Rea (Former editor of The Economist & Deputy Governor of the Bank of England) joins as Chairman
    • BBC Good Food & BBC Gardener's World (Immediate Media) strategic partnership
  7. 2020

    • Second round of investment raised
    • New production team (formerly Channel 4 News) joins the company
    • Switched to remote filming methods during the Covid-19 lockdown
    • Launch of wellbeing community
    • Partnership with Professor Sir Muir Gray, Former NHS Chief Knowledge Officer
    • Launch of B2B courses with The Goldsmiths Centre and the University of Buckingham
    • Launch of River Cottage Cooking Diploma

Awards & Accreditations

  • Royal Horticultural Society - Approved Centre 2023-2024
  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • CPD Accredited (provider 50276)
  • Digital Education Awards 2023 Winner for Digital Health and Wellbeing Learning Product of the Year
  • Digital Education Awards 2023 Winner for Adult Home Learning Product of the Year