Our Story.

Where we started

We’ve been in digital learning for a long time, and we know how difficult it can be to find the right people for your projects. We’ve been there, as clients, suppliers and even freelancers. And we know that striking the right balance to resource your projects can be a real challenge. Do you go in-house, use freelancers or reach out to outsourced partnerships? 

Trust us when we say we’ve felt your pain.

Stuck with the same suppliers

Back when we worked in-house, we found ourselves often frustrated with the range of partners we had access to. We were often limited to a list of suppliers on a procurement list, which meant the same ideas and solutions time and time again. And if we wanted to find a new one? Hours spent scouring the market, running RFPs, shortlisting and more. 

It was a distraction – taking time and money away from our team investing in incredible new projects.

The talent is out there – but how do you find it?

Equally, we knew that getting smaller, more exciting vendors or even freelancers onto our supplier list was nigh on impossible. How could we tap into that talent and get them through the procurement gates?

There’s got to be a better way…

An online marketplace for digital talent

And so Jam Pan was born. A unique marketplace giving businesses access to high-calibre freelance talent as and when they need it.

Our founder, David Wood, started Jam Pan back in 2014 to create a better way to connect digital learning talent with opportunities and to help agencies flex and scale with talent on demand.

Since then we’ve grown a global freelancer base of over 1,000 to support leading brands including Dixons Carphone, Quilter, Sodexo, Google, Deloitte and Shop Direct with their digital learning needs. Ranging from just a few days of developer support to large scale digital global learning projects, they’re saving time, cost and delivering real impact to their learners and their business. 

We’re passionate about driving innovation in the learning industry by tapping into the growing gig economy and so proud to be helping clients and suppliers do great work together. And we’re just getting started.

“Jam Pan is a pragmatic partner that helps me get things done quickly at low cost. It saves me time and cost of getting multiple suppliers on our system and the overhead involved, and acts as an impartial expert on the suppliers and trends in the market. ”

Mike Booth, Dixons Carphone

Our Team.

In addition to over 1,000 freelancers and agencies available to support your digital learning needs, the Jam Pan core team is here to help you. Meet the team:

David Wood

David Wood

Founder


David is an evangelist for performance-focused, solutions-based, hard-hitting learning, challenging innovation and creativity in learning and technology. David has worked in lead creative and learning management positions in policing, telecommunications and education.

He is a judge for the Elearning Awards and the Telegraph’s Educate Awards, a former eLearning Network board member and the recipient of numerous learning awards. David is passionate about supporting start up businesses in the Learning Technology sector.

Julia Spencer

Julia Spencer

Director of Operations


Julia oversees the day to day running of Jam Pan, making sure we’re delivering against everything our clients and freelancers need. 

Before joining Jam Pan Julia worked for over 10 years in higher education running a range of projects to support and improve the student experience.

John Hinchliffe

John Hinchliffe

Talent Manager


John is an internationally recognised, award winning learning professional with over 10 years in the Learning & Development industry. John has a large focus on best practice sharing which has taken the form of creating viral tip sharing campaigns on LinkedIn, mentoring individuals throughout the globe and also volunteering on the board of directors for the eLearning Network.

These qualities fit perfectly with his role as Talent Manager here at Jam Pan, to ensure that our freelancers are supported and developed to provide the best services possible.

Casson McRae

Casson McRae

Digital Solutions Architect & Researcher


With over 15 years as a learning professional Cas has followed the evolution of digital learning from eLearning design and development through to emergent technologies and practices such as virtual classrooms, social learning, user generated content production, (electronic) performance support and knowledge management. He uses this knowledge and his on-going research to support our clients to transform digital learning in their organisations.

Rachel Loftus

Rachel Loftus

Client Lead


Rachel manages client projects for Jam Pan, working with partners to get to grips with the needs of the project and bring in the right people to support and deliver the outcomes needed. 

Since obtaining her degree in Psychology and a masters in Sport Psychology, Rachel has worked with teams on performance, leadership, and motivation.

Tori Jones

Tori Jones

Client Lead


Tori is one of our Clients Leads working hard to make sure we’re delivering the highest standards of client experience. Along with the rest of the team, she is always striving to improve services in order to enhance user experience.

Since obtaining her degree in Biochemistry, Tori has worked in small digital businesses in digital marketing, customer experience and operations. She is currently working towards her Level 3 Diploma in Digital Marketing.

Amelia Deeks

Amelia Deeks

Client Lead


Amelia is a driven learning professional, responsible at Jam Pan for delivering client service excellence through pro-active relationship management and management of external learning solutions.

Amelia has worked with several large clients in her previous roles and is passionate about using data to drive efficiency and value.

Jade Williams

Jade Williams

Finance Assistant


Jade deals with our day to day finance activity; carrying out a combination of accounting duties within Jam Pan, whilst working at a fast pace to ensure the timely closure of the accounting books at the end of each month.
Jade is really passionate about finance and is currently working towards achieving her ACCA degree in order to further her skills and knowledge of the accounting world.

External Agencies.

Here at Jam Pan, we believe in putting experts around our business to support day to day activity. We work with external agencies that support our accounts, technical support, IT, legal, cyber security and the list goes on… This ensures we have expert talent when we need it.