About Us

Our Vision

TogetherintheUK serves people migrating to the UK for whom English is not their first language and who face challenges in
adapting to life in the UK. Our aim is to to develop the tools and information that will support an inclusive life for migrants.

We started in 2015 with a purpose of sharing stories from migrants about living in the UK. Since
then we have published over 110 blogs full of insights. We have developed a website and published
research report called Moving Matters: The Challenges and Solutions of living in the UK. We
launched the report at the Migration Museum on July 10 th , 2019.

Our Team

We have an experienced team, many of who are migrants themselves having first-hand experience of adapting to Life in the UK. They play an important role in directing the vision and work of TogetherintheUK.

Executive Team

Johann Taljaard

Founder | Chairman


Johann is an experienced business professional, executive coach and has worked at a senior level in business for the past 20 years. During the past 30 years, he has founded and set up a number of businesses, both in his host country Britain as well as in his home country South Africa, where he grew up. He has been living in the Uk for the past 20 years and has also lived in Holland for a time. He now focuses mainly on strategy and leading the board at TogetherintheUK.

Teresa Norman

Founder | Chief Executive


Teresa set up TGIUK (TogetherintheUK) CIC in 2016. Following a career in HR and fifteen years in the civil service, she is now pursuing her dream and making TGIUK live and grow.

She was born in the UK and has always lived here. ‘TGIUK is about creating a platform where we all learn from each other about living together in the UK’

Kosta Eleftheriadis

Co-Founder | Governance


Kosta has experience of many different jobs in the UK and now works as a health service administrator.

At TGIUK, Kosta leads on Facebook, customer research, corporate governance and risk management.

Kosta grew up in Greece.

Fatkma Mustafa

Co-Founder| Commercial


Fatkma Mustafa leads on project management and commercial.

Fatkma works as a civil engineer and her role in TGIUK is to lead on product development, business planning and project management.

Adina Maglan

Strategy Adviser


Adina joined TGIUK in October 2021. She will contribute to project development and strategy by applying her skills gained through working for over 7 years in the public and voluntary sectors. Having recently graduated from Birkbeck where she studied Community Development, Equalities, and Public Policy, Adina has a strong insight into the policy context in relation to Brexit and hard to reach migrant groups.

A migrant herself, Adina has also helped setup various voluntary sector projects across the years and contributed to pioneering work in relation to engagement and representation of Eastern European migrants in the UK.

Content Production Team

Adam Świtała

Podcast Editor


Adam is a Polish musician living in Iceland who works with the Polish community to help them live an inclusive life in their new country, through music.

He’s happy to support TogetherintheUK’s initiatives and is learning a lot by being part.

Sinéad Mangan

Sinéad Mangan

Content Creator

Sinéad is an experienced international Public Relations, Communications and CSR consultant
Originally from Ireland, Sinéad has lived and worked in Europe, UK and the Middle East for
over thirty years, experiencing the challenges of integrating into new and diverse
environments and cultures. Returning to London in 2021 on a three-year assignment, she
has fresh experience of ‘settling’ into a new country, particularly under the restrictions of
Sinéad is looking forward to supporting TogetherintheUK, hoping to not only contribute
practical information but to meet fellow migrants to share their stories.

Sophie Wright

Graphic Designer | Digital Artist


Sophie has just joined the TGIUK team in autumn 2018. Born in Edinburgh she moved down to London as a child where she has lived ever since. She is a trained actor-musician who also works as a freelance digital artist.

She is excited to learn from TGIUK and keen to help share their message.

Samadi Bermeo

Samadi Bermeo

Digital Marketer


Samadi has been a loyal member of the TGIUK community. In the summer of 2020 she joined us as a Digital Marketer while completing her MSc in Digital Marketing to help with the campaigns for the launch of our first E-book and storytelling competition. She helps manage the Instagram and Facebook accounts.

She is from Colombia and moved to the UK in 2012. Samadi works as a Public Liaison Officer and a Digital Marketer. She is very happy to be part of TGIUK family and is active in growing our community.

Suey Kweon

Suey Kweon

Book and Film Reviewer


Suey was born in South Korea and grew up in London. She has a background in literature and will be sharing her interests through writing blogs about films and books for the TGIUK community.

Sinéad Mangan

Rahath Zaman

Content Producer | Video |SM

Fjoralba SUla

Content Production | Social Media

Project Office & Fundraising Team

John Ho

John Ho

Head of Insight | Strategist | Programme Manager


Having lived and studied in different regions in East Asia, John moved to London in 2015. He has led customer and operational strategy projects for various organisations, and is keen to apply his analytical and strategic thinking to drive fundraising at TGIUK.

As a migrant himself, John is excited about helping others settle into the British community.

James Holland

James Holland

Head Fundraising


James has been a fundraiser for 15 years, working in large and small charities in the UK. He is passionate about supporting marginalised communities and looks forward to helping secure funding to help TogetherintheUK support more people.

Gemma Hoult

Gemma Hoult

Analyst Researcher

Gemma is one of the latest additions to the TGIUK team. She has spent time living and working in various regions of the world, either for academic research or third sector initiatives. Most recently she has completed an MSc in Migration, Mobility, and Development, and is enjoying putting her research skills to good use with TGIUK.

Information & Technology Team

Nicolae Lani

Nicolae lani

IT Support Technician


Nicolae is a social care worker and a Junior IT Support Technician, joined TGIUK in February 2021 to help with the management of the website and future IT jobs in order to support them making a difference in migrants lives. 

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Daniele Argenti

Web Developer (Immersive)


I moved from a small italian village to London 4 years ago to study English. I gained a PT certification, then worked as an account manager in the food industry. I attended a full-stack web developer course earlier this year in order to change my career and I will be delighted to use my IT skills to help TGIUK managing their website and achieve their goal to support migrants in the UK

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Gabriel da Silva-Leigh

Web Developer (Front End)

Born in Birmingham, lived and worked in the US and Canada. Originally studying Environmental Science before realising his interests in visual design and wanted to find ways to make positive changes in London.
Gabriel is a creative with a background in digital art, programming web and game design, I’m ready to use and develop my skills in different areas to help TGIUK where needed.