Who makes up Kiln?
At the heart of Kiln are Louise Cox and Sonia Insley, who formed the company in 2007 after working together over a number of years for leading e-learning companies.
They realised that their clients were crying out for more flexibility and innovation, but also wanted a professional team that they could trust to deliver. So Louise and Sonia distilled their knowledge and expertise to form ‘Kiln’. Independent of any fixed development team, Kiln can call on the best techniques, technologies and people that the industry has to offer.
A business where great things happen.
Read on to find out more about us as a company and as individuals.
Louise is Director and co-founder of Kiln, and focuses on the the Operations and Project Management side of the business. Her specialism lies in instructional design and training consultancy. She is a tenacious individual with bundles of energy, who works tirelessly to ensure every project is a success.
Her personal strengths are her consistent determination and her assured professional, confident manner that inspires and encourages clients and colleagues alike. Our clients know they can trust her to get the job done and to an exceptionally high standard.
Louise has 20 years experience leading global project development teams, delivering award winning projects across a number of sectors including Health, Engineering, Finance, Leisure and Retail, and she has worked with clients such as: UTC Aerospace, Royal College of Nursing, British Council, Duracell, Toyota, NHS, Probation Service, Cummins Diesel Engines and Raytheon.
Outside of Kiln, Louise is a proud mum of two and a passionate horse rider with a love of cross country and dressage.
Sonia is Director and co-founder of Kiln, with her focus on the creative direction of the business. Her specialism lies in visual communication and interaction design. She is passionate about user experience design and improving the standards of online learning, with a keen interest in training techniques and how gamification can be used to drive our appetite to learn.
Over the years Sonia has worked alongside brand, training and development teams to create high impact training solutions. One of her strengths is conceptualising technically complex information and making content easier to understand.
Sonia has over 18 years experience and has worked with a diverse portfolio of international clients including: Barclays, RBS, Vodafone, Virgin Active, Coop, Heineken and BP, gaining a reputation for creating elegant design solutions.
Outside of the Kiln, you can find Sonia out on her bike, running across fields or wild swimming. She sets herself annual challenges from cycling to Paris, doing the National three peaks in 24 hours or the Great North Run.
Kiln exists at the centre of a network of great talent that is accessed on a project by project basis. This keeps us agile and cost effective, enabling us to respond quickly without compromising on quality. It also means we can call on the best people to share ideas, the latest technologies and most effective training techniques.
We value our core team of passionate individuals who have worked together for many years, each bringing a unique set of skills and knowledge to the organisation.