About Elm:

The Elm Design Co. (or Elm for short) was started in 2012 by Ant James and Chris Ridley with our aim to our bring 35-year’s collective experience and knowledge into developing engaging elearning solutions.


Who we work with

We work within a variety of industries and sectors, including private sector business’s, instructional designers, public and third sector organisations and also other elearning companies.

Our roots are based in the North East of England, however we're proud to work with clients throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and US.

We pride ourselves in our ability to forge lasting relationships with our clients by supplying a service in which we are creative, supportive, but above all dependable.


Why work with Elm?

Whilst our strengths lie in our technical and creative ability, our history and knowledge in the elearning process also means we have the experience to successfully plan and manage your project from concept to completion.

Our aim is simple; To help you deliver the most engaging and effective elearning that fits your learners, budget and business requirements.


Dont just take our word for it:

  • We consider Elm to be a key partner of REED NCFE and their contribution has enabled us to stay abreast of the latest technological influences in elearning. They adopt a very methodical approach to each and always ensure that, we, as the client, are involved in every step of the process to enable a productive relationship and seamless experience.

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    • Tracy Walters
    • Learning Resources Manager, The REED NCFE Partnership
  • Since we are an LMS solutions provider, we are often asked to produce content by our customers. We have a simple response model for this. If Elm are available, we pursue the opportunity. If not, we don’t. Not only are they highly skilled at the technical aspects of their work, their level of customer care is outstanding. When Elm are involved, it means we don’t have to be. That’s a real differentiator. I look forward to our next project together!

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    • Bret Weinraub
    • Founder, Aura Software US
  • Having worked with Elm for over 4 years on numerous e-learning projects we have always found them professional, flexible and easy to work with. They have never missed a deadline and the end product has always been of the high quality we expect.

    • Lindsey Coode
    • Head of Production at Learning Pool
  • Elm have an excellent mix of creative and technical skills and as a result produce great looking, engaging and innovative digital learning content. They constantly look at pushing the boundaries and making the best use of the available technology to meet requirements. They are client focussed and combine flexibility with professionalism which makes them a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Elm to anyone looking for a creative, reliable design and development partner.

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    • A Marshall
    • Knowledgefront
  • We have worked with Elm on many occasions for different clients with different needs and they have never disappointed. The team at Elm are 100% committed, driven and incredibly creative. Their work ethic is second to none and even when technical challenges arise they give it their all and always come through.

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    • Helen Routledge
    • Head of Design and Production, Totem Learning
  • We have worked with Elm over the past four years on many varied projects. With every project they have brought their own fresh and creative approach, which has always been well received. The team also have the unique advantage of deep technical knowledge on platforms which has saved us many hours down the line. They are collaborative to the point they feel like they are part of the team and are always willing to go the extra mile.

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    • Joe Darrer
    • User Experience Lead, Radii
  • The team at ELM are a pleasure to work with. They took time to understand my project goals fully, their technical expertise was excellent and they produced a superb course which functions well and looks great! I'm looking forward to working with ELM again!

    • Learning and Development Consultant
    • London

Got a project in mind, let's talk!

Contact Elm on 0787 1314 105 or email us and tell us about your project.

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