About us

Find out more about who we are and the team that keeps the Charity Learning Consortium running smoothly

Who we are

We all come from a range of different backgrounds, which helps us deliver something rather different compared to other eLearning providers. We’re proud of what we offer. What drives us is helping charities achieve real results for their staff and volunteers.

How we started

We started back in 2001 when eLearning wasn’t widely available to charities, it was just too expensive. Martin Baker knew charities needed to train their staff and volunteers while keeping their costs down. Hence he created the Charity Learning Consortium, bringing six founding members together to mutually fund and share resources.

Jump to 2017 and we have an industry leading, bespoke learning management system (LMS), professional courseware and a community of L&D professionals sharing knowledge – all at a realistic price.

What makes us different

We don’t just provide you with an LMS and leave you to it. We give you a dedicated account manager and help set up everything you’ll need. You become a member of a community, with the opportunity to learn from others in the learning and development industry. We host an annual conference, regular meetings, online training, Q&As and webinars.

Meet The Team

Martin Baker

Martin Baker

CEO and Founder

Martin has worked in eLearning for 20 years, and has significant experience of working with voluntary, private and public sector organisations.

Martin’s Mission

Working in the Learning and Development Supply industry, Martin felt unable to complete his mission of ensuring everybody had access to the resources he needs. 15 years later Martin’s new mission is Clear Lessons Foundation, his way of ensuring absolutely everybody in the third sector can get training.

Martin regularly attends conferences and events all over the country as both a speaker and as an attendee. He’d love to tell you more about The Clear Lessons Foundation.

Find out more about CLF at clearlessonsfoundation.org

Rosie Haighton

Rosie Haighton

Head of Client Engagement

With a passion to grow the Consortium, Rosie is one of the first friendly faces you meet when embarking on the CLC journey. She embraces the power of engagement and community and is great at bringing people together.

Josh Willcock

Josh Willcock

Head of Technology

With a degree in design and valuable experience in technology giants, Josh joined the CLC in 2014. Josh created the RoadMap feature set, fixes bugs, and regularly contributes to the Moodle Community.

Oliver Rackley

Oliver Rackley

Digital Manager

With nearly 10 years of experience in digital marketing, Oliver strives to promote the Consortium through web, email and search.

Amberlie Hyde

Amberlie Hyde

Marketing Executive

After graduating in 2014, Amberlie managed multiple marketing strategies within the travel industry. Amberlie’s current responsibilities include organising events and workshops, social media and member communications.

Gemma Coates

Gemma Coates

Office Manager

Gemma joined the CLC in 2017 and immediately started working on our processes and procedures. There is no part of the Consortium that Gemma doesn’t influence; from invoices to phones to meetings, Gemma organises it all.

Josh Hargreaves

Josh Hargreaves

DevOps Manager

After working at a leading, international security company, Josh joined in 2017 with a wealth of experience; massive data strict security and change management are just a couple of the assets he brings.

Charlotte Gibson

Charlotte Gibson

Account Manager

Charlotte has been a proud Account Manager and advocate for our members since she joined CLC in 2016. Predominantly, she cares for our new members who might be starting out with their very first LMS or transitioning from an old system to new.

Katie Madeley

Katie Madeley

Client Engagement

Since joining the CLC in 2018, Katie has committed to engaging with potential members all over the country.

James Underwood

James Underwood

Software Support Analyst

After working as an IT tutor and in the care industry, Jamie joined the Consortium in 2016. He immediately felt at home working with our charities to overcome technical challenges. From one-to-one training to investigating anomalies, Jamie can do it all.

Josh Bradshaw

Josh Bradshaw

Software Support Analyst

Joining in late 2017, Josh quickly began building quizzes and helping members. If Josh isn’t on the phone to a member he’s probably playing hockey.

Louise Houston

Louise Houston

Senior Account Manager

With more then 20 years of experiences in account management and customer service roles, Louise joined the CLC in 2015 to work within the account manager team. Her aim is to support members of the Consortium from day one to answer your questions before you need to ask them!

Stu Williams

Stu Williams

Account Manager

Stu is our resident Welsh Rugby fanatic. He is a highly experienced and adaptable customer experience professional with more than 20 years’ experience managing accounts and teams. He’s a self-confessed linguaphile and has spent the last 30 years studying, speaking and signing British Sign Language, Welsh and French.

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CL Consortium Ltd
Vine House, Selsley Road,
Stroud, GL5 5NN