Who We Are

the-learning-crowd was founded by Gareth Long, who has been extremely fortunate to work with highly talented associates on a variety of projects, the success and enjoyment of which led to the formation of the-learning-crowd.   Although many ask to work with us, we are careful that only the most talented are selected.

  • We do not believe in trying to mould people to suit projects. We ensure that the most experienced or qualified advisors are selected to suit the needs of each project. This ensures that each team has confidence in its advisor and can focus on achieving the best outcomes.
  • We believe in consistency and fantastic working relationships - the advisor that starts a project remains with it wherever possible.
  • the-learning-crowd and its team of advisors has built its reputation on trust, confidence, relationships, reliability and success.  We are determined to maintain this reputation.  Whilst there is fantastic ambition within the team, we are determined to remain a small group that is known for delivering the highest quality results.
  • We are determined not to take on more than we can handle – we would rather limit the number of projects and ensure the highest level of service.
  • We are all committed to the success of every project – any work we undertake is taken personally and the team will do whatever it takes to ensure a successful solution

the-learning-crowd is:

Gareth Long                     

Zenna Hopson

Senior Associate

Richard Hunter
Senior Associate
Hannah Jones
Senior Associate

 Janet Hayward OBE

Senior Associate

Dr. Sharon Wright
Senior Associate
Natalie da Silva
Senior Associate
Dianne Smith
Senior Associate





All members of The-Learning-Crowd hold up to date DBS enhanced disclosure checks.