Meet the team

Richard Sprenger

Richard is the co-founder and chairman of both Highfield and HABC and is one of the world’s leading experts in food safety. Formerly the Director of Environmental Services (Doncaster MBC) where he gained a reputation for innovation and delivering cost-effective services that raised standards.

He frequently speaks at international conferences and has written several of the most popular UK food safety books, including Hygiene for Management, Supervising Food Safety and the Food Safety Handbook.

Richard has worked with many large organisations and Governments to develop food safety management systems and training programmes, including the Food Standards Agency and Dubai Municipality Food Control Department (The Person in Charge (PIC) Programme).

Christian Sprenger

Christian guides the strategic direction of Highfield e-learning, ensuring the company continues to grow and expand its capabilities into new markets and ensuring that our customers receive a high-quality service that has become synonymous with the Highfield brand.

In addition to continuously driving the company forward, Christian is also a subject matter expert for Food Safety, Health and Safety and First Aid and has written a number of our e-learning courses.

Christian loves trekking. He treks around the world and was once able to reach Everest Base Camp. Christian also enjoys a good run and has taken part in the 2014 Virgin Money Marathon as part of the Highfield VICTAs on behalf of Visually Impaired Children Taking Action (VICTA).

Jason Sprenger

Since incorporation in 2010, Jason’s leadership, focus and vision has driven Highfield e-learning through a significant period of growth and investment. As Chief Executive, Jason reports to the Executive Board and is instrumental in helping to deliver Highfield e-learning's customer-focused approach by ensuring that the company operates with high standards of customer service, business ethics and best practice within the e-learning industry.

Highfield e-learning sits within the wider Highfield Group (“the Group”). The Group operates in 120 countries and boasts an enviable list of over 15,000 customers. With our head office at Heavens Walk, Doncaster, the Group employs over 250 staff and has expanded into a number of further offices in the Yorkshire region and Middle East. Highfield now offers hundreds of products in 30 languages with over 2 million sales per annum. Our qualification and apprenticeships training support products include customer service, health and safety, first aid, licensing, security, stewarding, retail, logistics, catering and hospitality.

Jason is a practicing lawyer. Prior to joining HABC, Jason enjoyed a successful career as a senior solicitor at a leading international law firm.

Outside of work, you will often find Jason in the gym or being a little too vocal at his children’s football, rugby, taekwondo and hockey matches. Jason is also a governor of an independent day school in Doncaster.

Ashley Reddy

Ashley has been with Highfield e-learning since 2000 and is the technical expert behind all our courses. He is responsible for ensuring they not only meet, but also where possible exceed our clients’ expectations.

Ashley works closely with such clients as PepsiCo, Elior and the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) on bespoke e-learning courses that are customised to their exact training needs. He also personally manages the entire e-learning development team and oversees the construction of all e-learning courses the company produces.

In his spare time Ashley is currently working on a project to restore a classic Mini. He has also been known to compete in charity runs, recently completing the Great North Run.

Danny Ashmore

Danny is heavily involved with the development of Highfield’s e-learning courses and possesses a first class honours degree in computing. His technical expertise ensures that courses run smoothly and on schedule, ensuring that clients are delighted with the end results.

As the e-learning Development Manager, Danny works closely with both the e-learning and design teams to create the final product.

Danny is an avid Sheffield Wednesday fan and can regularly be found kicking a football. Danny also enjoys playing badminton, as well as being a regular gym goer.

Rob Clark

Rob joined the company as Highfield's first Apprentice IT Technician in 2012, since then he has continued to impress the IT team with his work ethic and desire to learn new skills, and has now moved into the permanent role of Assistant e-learning Development Manager.

Rob is heavily involved in the creation of Highfield's engaging e-learning courses and has been appointed as Highfield's Tier 3 IT Support Technician.

When not working on courses, Rob enjoys playing both the guitar and piano. He is also an avid badminton/squash player and often challenges his fellow team members to a match after work.

Simone Cobb

Simone joined Highfield in 2013 as an Instructional Designer. She works closely with the development, design and media teams to ensure that Highfield e-learning programs are interactive and engaging for learners. Simone has more than 15 years’ experience in learning and development having worked in both an FE college and Local Authority workforce development teams.

In her spare time Simone enjoys walking and has completed amongst others, the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge and the Spires and Steeples Arts and Heritage Trail.

Sophia Kings

Sophia joined the Highfield e-Learning Development team at the end of 2015. She works with Highfield e-learning’s team of instructional designers to develop groundbreaking and engaging e-learning courses. Sophia holds a degree in interactive media with animation.

In her spare time Sophia enjoys going on walks in the Peak District and is currently learning to ice skate. She also regularly visits her family, friends (and cats) in Birmingham, where she grew up.

Phil Reid

Phil has joined the company as the IT Development Manager, working with the programmers to oversee the development of the next generation of online and mobile tools for our customers. Phil comes from an IT background, having worked in IT project management & development backgrounds in both the public and private sector.

Phil is a keen sportsman, although age is now catching up with him on the football field and injury has put paid to the running career. However, like many people in the past couple of years, he has joined the lycra brigade and is now spending most weekend mornings up in the Peak District on the bike. This and taking two young boys to a never-ending calendar of birthday parties and other activities takes care of most of Phil’s free time.

Martin Keeton

In his role as a senior developer, Martin is responsible for the support and development of Highfield e-learning’s internal and customer-facing systems. Through his work on these systems, Martin has now developed a clear understanding and experience of all aspects of the business.

Martin is a huge fan of classic movies and has an enviable collection of films. He also enjoys cooking and spending quality time with his children.


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