TogetherintheUK serves people migrating to the UK for whom English is not their first language and who face challenges inadapting 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. Sincethen we have published over 110 blogs full of insights. We have developed a website and publishedresearch report called Moving Matters: The Challenges and Solutions of living in the UK. Welaunched the report at the Migration Museum on July 10 th , 2019.
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.
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.
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’
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Content Producer | Video |SM
Content Production | Social Media
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 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.
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.
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
Web Developer (Front End)