Alchemist blends years of experience in the learning space, forming something new and exciting


This is Alchemist, training: but not as you know it. We build learning experiences that are deeply personal to your company and your people.

Everyone learns differently and we embrace that. Step into the future with training that’s fun and engaging. Using tech, data and insights, we create learning programmes where there’s something for everyone. Through this approach, we increase the likelihood of success. Plus, we “nudge” learners throughout their journey, encouraging them to build habits and change their behaviour.


We live and breathe learning. Our team is made up of people with a huge amount of expertise and experience and we love what we do. Let us help your people unlock their full potential and create real behaviour change. Turn off the PowerPoint and turn on inspiring blended learning.

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  • Growth
  • Leadership
  • Operations
  • Marketing
  • Production & Project Management
  • Learning
  • Commercial
  • Design & Tech

Ainsley Dougan

Production Assistant

Job Description: Putting the final pieces in place and problem preventing / solving.

Motto: “If it can be done in 2 minutes or less – do it now!”

Anup vithlani

Talent Acquisition and HR Partner

Job Description – Responsible for all things talent-related within the organisation, ranging from attraction, recruitment, assessment, development, management and retention.

Motto – “Live life now – there is a reason why it is called ‘present'”

Bradley Bruce

Customer Success Manager

Job Description: I work on connecting our business with clients to create remarkable learning experiences for their people that bring about significant positive change. 

Motto: “To make yourself feel nothing so as not to feel anything – What a waste.” – Andre Aciman

Brandon Van Blerk

Head of Growth

Job Description: Growth is all about storytelling. Telling stories that enable our people to help your people find learning experiences that improve individual and business performance. I set the direction and overall strategy when it comes to our outbound business development strategy and I’m humbled to serve an amazing team of Alchemists.

 Motto: “I got so tired of trying to decide what to be that I decided to be everything and everyone!” -Jim Carrey.

Brian Mitchell

Design, Production and UX Specialist

Job Description: Designing of products and user experiences for intuitive in-person and virtual learning.

Motto: “Solving a problem and achieving a goal are two ways of saying the same thing.”

Craig Bellingham

Design Manager

Job Description: As well as bringing specialist e-learning development knowledge to Alchemist, I provide overall artistic direction and support to the graphic design team to ensure all our learning experiences are visually memorable and act as ambassadors of excellence for both our brand and the brands of our clients.

Motto: “Be Excellent To Each Other” – Bill S. Preston Esq. & Ted Theodore Logan

Dare Opanubi

Management Accountant

Job Description: My role as a management accountant  is to record, manage and analyse the company current and historical financial data, creating internal reports which are then used to make planning decisions for the group.

Motto: Life is like accounting. Everything must be balanced

Gemma Rook-Stewart

Executive Producer

Job Description: I head up the South-East Hub Production Team, who are responsible for managing projects from design stages through to delivery in order to bring Alchemist’s learning experiences to life.

Motto: “Happiness can be found in even the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter

Ingrid Duffin

Customer Success Manager

Job Description: I partner with our customers to diagnose learning gaps and design and deliver bespoke, engaging learning programmes that excite the learner, drive real behaviour change, solve business challenges and improve the overall performance of the business.

Motto: “If you don’t ask you don’t get!”

Jade Corbett


Job Description: I work collaboratively with our internal team, clients, and freelance associates to bring to life our learning experiences, coordinating and managing deliveries from idea to delivery.

Motto: “Together we are greater than the sum of our parts.”

Jamie McGregor

Videographer and Production Specialist

Job Description: In Alchemist I fill the videographer function which creates fantastic and affordable video content that can be a product in itself or add another element to one of our other exciting learning solutions.

Motto: “If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed” – Stanley Kubrick.

Jamie Wright

Financial Controller

Job Description: Day to day I run the company finances & internal operations.

Motto: “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken”

Jane Deans

Interim Head of HR

Job Description: Jane supports the Alchemist Leadership Team to develop and implement bespoke HR strategies to support the growth agenda. She works closely with the business to provide guidance and advice on a range of people related plans and processes.

Motto: It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.

Janine Wood

Job Description: Working with the production team and our associates to ensure valuable and high quality learning solutions are delivered to our clients.


Katherine Grover

Finance Director

Job Description: All things Financial!

Motto: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” -Alfred Wainwright

Liam Anderson

Operations & Administration Support Executive

Job Description: I am involved in, and help manage, all aspects of our sessions from the time they are first booked through to their culmination.

Motto: “Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value” – Einstein

Lucy Kent

Director of Experiential Learning

Job Description: I am responsible for the creative direction of learning solutions for large and complex organisations with talent, OD and learning challenges.

Motto: “ganbarimashou” Japanese for ‘Always do your best’

Magnus Eden

Head of Assessments

Job Description: I look after the Professional Licencing Exam practice at Alchemist, liaising with both clients and our amazing production team

Motto: “Life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear the future.” – Seneca

Major Law

Major Law

Production Assistant

Job Description – I work closely with our internal team to produce outstanding learning experiences.

Motto – “Team work makes the dream work'”

Matthew Hodgins

Administration and Systems Manager

Job Description: I provide world class support for training programmes and develop supporting technologies to enable higher engagement and actual/real results for individuals and clients.

Motto: “You’ll Never Walk Alone”

Megan King

Learning Consultant and Facilitator

Job Description: My role is to consult with internal and external stakeholders to alchemize and deliver exceptional and impactful learning experiences. 

Motto: umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu – “a person is a person through other persons”

Michelle Manning

Practice Manager

Job Description: I assist Practice Directors on a project management and accounting/ financial level

Motto: “No one is coming to do it for you – it’s up to you” – Mel Robbins 

Nicky Stirling

Practice Director

Job Description: I listen to clients and build a learning experience that matters to them, and their learners.

Motto: “We’re not the only one trying to be the only one”

Nuoya Tan

Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate

Job Description: Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate with Alchemist at the University of Exeter

Motto: “Be present and strive for excellence.”

Oliver Christophers

Head of Marketing

Job Description: I go about finding interesting ways to communicate the inspiring work of my colleagues and the impactful solutions we provide. 

Motto: “Don’t be like the rest of them, darling.” Coco Chanel

Sam Evans

Sam Evans

Marketing Executive

Job Description: I work within the marketing department & closely with the growth team to ensure that the work we do as Alchemist is communicated in the best possible way. With creative & innovative methods, we try to showcase our work in enjoyable & interactive experiences.

Motto: “Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered can never experience.”

Email: same@thisisalchemist.com

Simeon Reid


Job Description: I specialise in working with a blend of trainers, technology, and content to bring to life our learning solutions. 

Motto: “Become a hiding place from the wind.”

Sophie Dalgleish

Junior Graphic Designer

Job Description: My role at Alchemist involves working collaboratively within a wider creative team at our studio in Central Scotland, where we use our creative skills and knowledge to create bespoke and impactful learning experiences for a wide range of clients.

Motto: “What’s for you won’t go by you!”

Steph Taylor

Customer Success Manager

Job Description: Working with customers and creative teams to ensure learning solutions are imagined, designed, developed & delivered end to end, on time and to the highest quality.

Motto: ”Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” – Dr Seuss

Email: stepht@thisisalchemist.com

Stuart Packham


Job Description: Responsible for the overall strategic direction of Alchemist, and supporting all our customers, stakeholders, partners and people to re-imagine their future!

Motto: “Treat others as you would expect to be treated yourself”

How we deliver

We offer fully blended learning and development solutions, underpinned by data and technology.


Tools to best assess the needs of the organization, team and person


Hands on development activities


Skills through practicing and reflecting


Simulated reality for transformational change

“We really valued the effective way Interact uses drama to motivate staff to take responsibility for developing the patient experience.”


Welcome to our new identity. We are now Alchemist.

Apex and Interact, our heritage brands have come together to create something new and exciting. 

Our new website is the perfect place to explore what we have to offer. 

Alchemist- one team, one culture, and one pool of associates, all with unlimited potential. 

Welcome to our new identity. We are now Alchemist.

Apex and Interact, our heritage brands have come together to create something new and exciting. 

Our new website is the perfect place to explore what we have to offer. 

Alchemist- one team, one culture, and one pool of associates, all with unlimited potential.