Welcome to SkillSeeder

Skillseeder was founded by four entrepreneurs David Ritchie, James Ritchie, Kerry Cowan and Simon Rigden. SkillSeeder creates new opportunities to learn and share skills. For every skill someone needs to learn, somebody else in their local community already has it!

Wherever you are located - if you have a skill to share, or a skill to learn, SkillSeeder can help.

If you are a skill sharer, use the app to list your workshop or course (ALL skills from ALL sectors are welcome). If you are a learner, use the app to search for/ book a course! SkillSeeder is the go to marketplace app to find in person or online training. 

We're a skill sharing marketplace for all, not the few. Steered by Lantra the Scottish Government, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn new skills.



Managing Director

David Ritchie

David has been a driving force in multiple technology businesses over the last 20 years. He is experienced in electronic design, software engineering, leading teams and taking companies from conception through to final exit.  


Technical Director

Simon Rigden

Simon has over 25 years of experience in product development as a software engineer and leader. He has a track record of successful delivery in several start-ups and high-growth tech companies, including Skyscanner, and is passionate about delivering growth through lean and agile development.


Marketing Director

Kerry Cowan

Kerry is a marketing specialist with over 18 years experience working with some of the world's most recognised brands, including NCR Corporation, Red Bull, LVMH and The BenRiach Distillery Co.


Operations Director

James Ritchie

James has 30 years experience a business development manager, owner and investor in several sectors including technology, recreation and leisure property and construction. He is focussed on assisting with investment activities and general operations of the company.