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Meet the team

Meet our wonderful team who make Involve Interpreter what it is!

Meet our Interpreters and Translators

Our in-house team are fully-qualified and NRCPD registered.

I joined Involve Interpreter in March 2020. I’ve been signing for most of my life, as both of my parents are deaf and their friends all used sign language. The proudest moment of my interpreting career was setting up my business to provide training for sign language interpreters. I have little spare time but when I am free, I spend time with my twin boys, either driving them to football or watching them play. I enjoy watching films and socialising with friends.

LINDA BRUCE

BSL Team Manager

I joined Involve Interpreter in August 2019. I was 19 when I started learning BSL, inspired by a Deaf family who I had the privilege of meeting whilst I was working as an Air Hostess. There’s many special moments of my career, but my proudest would be when I graduated from university and interpreting for a Deaf mum during labour – she had a beautiful baby girl. In my spare time I love to go on days out with my family, weekend trips away to our Caravan and catch up with friends.

EMMA BRITTON

BSL Interpreter

I joined Involve Interpreter at the beginning of 2020. I learnt BSL when I was 30 years old. My favourite part of interpreting over the years always has and will continue to be meeting the wonderful members of the Deaf community. In my spare time my partner and I like to spontaneously take off on the odd weekend, family time, reading, song writing, singing and meditation.

JACQUELINE LEWIS

BSL Interpreter

I joined Involve Interpreter in 2020. I started learning BSL when I was 6 years old so I could communicate with the Deaf children I went to school with. My favourite moment I’ve had during my interpreting career was interpreting for Glastonbury and other festivals, but the proudest is having the opportunity to see Deaf professionals achieve amazing things in research. I like spending time with my family and being a NW ASLI regional rep.

SAMANTHA VANTERPOOL

BSL Interpreter

I’ve been at Involve Interpreter since April 2021. When I was 8, I made friends with a Deaf boy who moved to the UK from Hong Kong, so I started learning BSL so that I could communicate with him. I have two favourite/proudest moments as an interpreter; the first was interpreting at 10 Downing Street (twice) and the second was being flown to Malta to interpret for a game show which had a Deaf participant. In my spare time I like drinking coffee, so you can often find me in a coffee shop. I also do martial arts.

CRAIG BARTLETT

BSL Interpreter

I’ve only worked at Involve Interpreter since October 2021, but it feels like a lot longer. I feel so lucky to be part of such a wonderful team and amazing company! I started learning BSL when I was a teenager, inspired by a Deaf girl called Amy who joined my girl guides. My proudest moments being an interpreter are bumping into my Deaf students years later and hearing about their amazing achievements and journeys. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family, bake and volunteer for the Deaf children’s charity.

KIRSTIE ARCHER

BSL Interpreter

I joined Involve Interpreter in December 2021. I was 23 when I did my L1 in BSL, then did a course every year for the next 16 years! I’d recently gone back to college to do other courses and got the learning bug! My favourite moment of my interpreting career was being able to travel to Vancouver for my job and being able to work with such a variety of people and personalities. In my spare time I like to go to gym classes, like Zumba and body combat. I also like crafting, walking, card making and playing board games with my family.

LYN KIRWAN

BSL Interpreter

I started at Involve Interpreter in July 2021. I started to use BSL (British Sign Language) from the age of 9 years old.  Before then I used SSE (Sign Supported English) and ISL (Irish Sign Language). I have been teaching sign language for over 20 years now, but have recently also started working as an interpreter. I love to learn and do new things, I like to have new challenges to keep active, learning and progressing in life. In my spare time I enjoy travelling and hiking.

ANDREW STANLEY

BSL Translator

I joined Involve in July 2022. I was 17 when I started learning BSL, after meeting members of the Deaf community whilst on a social services work placement and being awe of their language. Since then, I haven’t looked back and achieved fully qualified status in January 2021. There is no other job quite like it; being able to meet new people every day and immersed into different environments. I’ve been lucky enough to work internationally, including Dubai and Paris. In my spare time, you will find me in the theatre, eating too much food or on a plane somewhere around the world.

RYAN MCLEAN

BSL Interpreter

Meet the rest of the team

Meet the people who make things happen behind the scenes!

I joined Involve Interpreter in June 2018. I love working with the interpreters and learning about BSL – every day I learn something new. It’s great when I get to go into our studio and watch the team film content for the projects we get asked to work on. I enjoy playing my guitar, learning new songs, going to watch Liverpool FC and then meeting up with friends afterwards. I like to cook and bake, I find it relaxing. Also, spending time with my son. The pair of us love going to watch films together!

MICHAEL GRIFFITHS

Operational Manager

I joined Involve Interpreter in 2021. I liked the ethos of the organisation – both from a technical and personal perspective. We provide a service for a community which is often overlooked and strive to make services accessible to all. When I’m not working I enjoy playing the drums. I rehearse and play gigs with my band all over London and beyond. I also enjoy playing and watching football, going to the cinema and gaming online. I’m very geeky in that respect!

CHRIS MCQUEEN

Interpreter Account Manager

I joined Involve in 2019 as Sales Support for the AV side of the business, and when I returned from maternity leave, I became part time Sales Support for Involve Interpreter and in January 2022, I became full time again. I love that we’re helping companies become more accessible and working with a great, friendly team. I have been welcomed immensely by the team and feel part of the family. In my spare time I love spending time with my family, going for walks and watching Disney films together.

BETH SUTCH

Sales Support

I’ve worked at Involve Interpreter since it started, looking after its online presence and marketing strategy. Working for Involve Interpreter has been an amazing experience, it has taught me so much about the Deaf community! I have a 1-year-old Pomapoo named Ruby who takes up most of my spare time, and I also like cooking, seeing my friends and dragging myself to the gym!

AMY REDFEARN

Digital Marketing Manager

I’ve worked at Involve Interpreter since the beginning of 2021, running the social media accounts and looking after its online presence. My favourite thing about working at Involve is the lovely, supportive team. I have learnt so much while working here! I like to spend time with 3 year old nephew, Axel and going to watch live music with my friends.

HOLLY CURLEY

Digital Marketing Assistant

I’ve worked at Involve Interpreter since October 2021 as the video editor, and I love everything about it! I love that I get to work with an amazing and friendly team every day, as well as editing a wide variety BSL translations for new and existing customers. In my spare time I like photography, reading and spending time with my friends and family.

ELEANOR HARRISON

Video Editing Assistant

I came up with the concept for Involve Interpreter in 2018 but have worked at Involve for over 12 years and the Martin Dawes group for over 25 years. My favourite thing about my job is being able to help provide a service that is supporting individuals that need it most, which is very important to me and is something I’m privileged to be able to achieve across a number of projects I am involved with at Involve. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, I have a love of travel, music, good food and the occasional glass of red.   

MICK ROACH

Director of Strategic Alliances