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.

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’

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.

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.

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.

Sam Carter

Multimedia Designer


Born in Leicester but raised in rural Norfolk, Sam moved  to London at a young age. From studying journalism, teaching abroad to working on film and music video sets and finally retraining as a graphic designer Sam feels there is always something to be learnt from every scenario life can throw at you. Fostering a strong belief that actually knowing the myriad options and paths that are available is a large part of the challenge many face in life.

His interests are  Films, Cooking, Pale Ale, Stand up Comedy, Rock n Roll, Skating and Design. 

Sam’s role is to work on the design and development of different TGIUK products.

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.

Viraj Otu

Lead Web Designer


Viraj has been working within the marketing industry as a Graphic designer and web specialist for 10+ years for a number of companies and design agencies in the UK.

He now shares his knowledge and experience to help improve the way we communicate our great services to help our clients.

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.

Isy Paton

Special Projects Manager


Isy has a BA in Creative Writing and worked in marketing for 10 years before recently moving into fundraising. She believes everyone has a story and loves meeting new people and can’t wait to use these skills to get creative with TGIUK.


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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.
Alex Rogers

Alex Rogers

Web Developer

Alex joined the TGIUK team in 2021 to help with the design and development of the website. After graduating from university, she moved to London to start a career as a Machine Learning Engineer.

is very keen to learn a range of new skills and expertise from the position and to contribute to a great organisation.