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Our  Acclaimed Team

The team comes from a diverse background, which lends itself to innovative thinking. The core of the team has been working on projects for over 9 years and during this time they have:

• Developed games-ED games based learning brand.

• Developed 30 – 40 Hours worth of environmental e-Learning and a portal.

• Developed numerous learning simulations and games based learning products.

• Won a Smart Award to develop a learning simulation titled Business UnLtd.

• Delivered numerous large regional programmes such as Planit-NW and Planit-YH that have received plaudits from regional partners, independent consultants, senior Civil Servants and even Ministers.

• Delivered workshops and programmes in over seventy Councils and Local Strategic Partnerships.

• Been finalists in the Creating the Future Awards - Academy for Sustainable Communities for the Planit-Merseyside project (delivered alongside Sefton Council).

• Been recognised by the HCA (Homes & Communities Agency) for our Regen-IT learning simulation.


Paul Ladley [Director]
BSc Computer Science with Science, Technology and Society

Consultant and lead designer specialising in serious games and games based learning. I designed and developed my first game back in 1998 called Virtual Training and have been designing ever since.

I have created games that are delivered on the web and games that are played collaboratively in workshops / classrooms. In January 2011, I led the development of our games-ED brand and portfolio, which licences games based learning to: schools; colleges and universities. I also write on games based learning and my blog can be found at
Our experienced team and associates.
Mary Dees [Director]
BSc Environmental Science
MSc Environmental Policy and Regulation
I have nineteen years experience in training, consultancy and business development working with a wide range of organisations including blue chip companies, local authorities, regional and central government, SMEs, voluntary sector and young people.  

My role in pixelfountain includes business development and the design, delivery and evaluation of innovative learning programmes (including learning simulations) across a wide range of topic areas including sustainable development, team working, collaboration, conflict resolution, waste management and governance. I have also trained as a coach and am passionate about getting the best out of people. I offer both individual and group coaching.
Sian Ladley [Learning
BA Management and Organisation (with Human Resource Management)
I am student at Lancaster University, currently undertaking a Year in Industry as part of my course.  I also write on games based learning on our blog: Find out a bit more about me on Linked In or at

Games Based  Learning Blog

Follow me on Twitter: Paul Ladley tweets about games based learning, learning simulations and wot not. Blogger logo: click to link to our games based learning blog.