Customer profile – Learning with experts

January 22nd 2019

This month, we caught up with the team at Learning with experts, they offer exactly what the name implies!

Learning with Experts

We heard how our OCFI based customer has built a unique collaborative online learning environment and attracted 55 well known tutors globally includes Piet Oudolf – landscape designer (The New York High Line, Olympic Park, RHS Wisley), Michael Freeman (Best Selling Photography Author on Amazon), Joanna Hardy/Marc Allum (Antiques Roadshow Experts) and dozens of other best selling authors and experts.

The latest category they are building is food and drink, with big names like Raymond Blanc and The River Cottage coming on board. They've also just been approved as Royal Horticultural Society's 2019 distance learning provider.

CEO, Elspeth Briscoe, shared with us some of their milestones:

  • Registered Users: 33,000.
  • Social: 100k followers
  • Repeat purchases: 22% (with no marketing loyalty programmes)
  • Courses Sold: 4,500 (students from 58 countries)
  • Lessons Delivered: >10,000+ (by tutors in any country)

With our interest in the science and technology, we also heard from CTO, Dan Rosewarne, about the technology that brings the idea to life. They use a flexible and scalable cloud-hosted infrastructure. Rich React-based mobile first front end, both REST and GraphQL APIs based on Rails, Postgres data storage and a custom built media service for hosting, sharing and processing images and documents.

For more details about this growing business, please take a look at

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