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The Highfield Team

Our Team


Richard Sprenger

Richard Sprenger founded Highfield in 1982 along with Jayne, his wife of over 40 years.

Richard leads the board and manages the expansion of Highfield in the Middle East and Asia.

He ensures the board works effectively and establishes Highfield strategies, goals, values and standards. The board is responsible for ensuring sufficient human and financial resources are available to achieve objectives as well as reviewing policies and management performance.

Richard is committed to improving global food safety and assisting food businesses, governments and enforcement officers implement the highest standards - based on science - to minimise the risk of foodborne illness.

Hobbies and Interests

Richard’s main interest is his family and 10 grandchildren. He works out around 90 minutes a day and enjoys watching many sports.

His lifelong hobby is writing food safety books and training materials, but he also enjoys reading historical fiction and crime thrillers.

Contact Richard

t: 01302 363277

e: rsprenger@highfield.co.uk 


Jason Sprenger

As Chief Executive, Jason reports to the board and is instrumental in leading Highfield in its strategic vision and values and helping to deliver our customer-focused approach in the services we provide.

Highfield has developed in excess of 250 compliance, work-based learning and apprenticeship qualifications covering a wide variety of industries including customer service, health and safety, first aid, licensing, security, stewarding, retail, logistics, catering and hospitality.

Since incorporation in 2008, Jason’s leadership, focus and direction has driven Highfield through a significant period of growth and investment for the benefit of its learners. As a result, Highfield has quickly become one of the largest, international Awarding Organisations hosting numerous offices in the Yorkshire region and Middle East.

Jason is Highfield’s designated Responsible Officer and Accountable Officer and is tasked with ensuring that the company maintains its high standards of business ethics and regulatory compliance.

Jason is also a practising lawyer. Prior to joining Highfield, he enjoyed a successful career as a senior solicitor at a leading international law firm.

Hobbies and Interests

Outside of work, you will often find Jason in the gym or being a little too vocal at his children’s football, rugby, taekwondo and hockey matches. Jason is also a governor of an independent day school in Doncaster.

Contact Jason

t: 01302 363277

e: jasonsprenger@highfield.co.uk


Chris Sprenger

Chris Sprenger guides the strategic direction of Highfield, ensuring the company continues to grow and expand its capabilities into new markets and ensuring that our customers receive a high-quality service that has become synonymous with the Highfield brand.

In addition to continuously driving the company forward, Chris is passionate about ensuring that quality assurance meets the highest standards and that our customers can be proud to work with Highfield.

Hobbies and Interests

Chris loves trekking. He treks around the world and was once able to reach Everest Base Camp. He also enjoys a good run and has taken part in 4 Virgin Money Marathons on behalf of Visually Impaired Children Taking Action (VICTA). Chris is also very proud to sit on the VICTA trustee board.

Contact Christian

t: 01302 363277

e: csprenger@highfield.co.uk