Directorship


Suzanna Thomas
Founder
Company Director
RSLI & TAQA Assessor

Suzanna Thomas founded Communication Plus in 2004 as a response to the inconsistent Interpreting Services experienced by many Deaf people in West midlands. She recognised the need for a 24/7 Emergency Interpreting Service and was a pioneer of the first 24/7 BSL Interpreting number established in 2005 and still providing to date. A mother and nanny to a Deaf son and grandchildren and with over 30+ years of experience in the Interpreting Profession, Suzanna is passionate about ensuring the provision of excellent, professional Language Support Professionals to meet the needs of an ever-changing Deaf Community.


Debbie Lambert
Company Director
RSLI
Operations Manager

Debbie Lambert has over 20 years management experience and has been involved in work with the Deaf Community for many more years than this! In her role as Company Director, Debbie oversees the provision of Interpreters ensuring that clients receive a consistently excellent service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Jay Thomas-Morton
Company Director (Communication Plus & BSL Training Academy)
NVQ Language Assessor and Trainee IQA
Office Manager / HR
Deaf / International / DeafBlind Relay Interpreter

Jay Thomas-Morton has been a BSL trainer for over 20 years and has led Communication Plus in becoming Signatures Centre of the Year in 2012. He is committed to excellence in all BSL and interpreter training; this is reflected in the outstanding results he and his training team achieve year on year.


Theresa Thomas-Morton
Company Director
Senior In-House Interpreter
RSLI, Interpreting Assessor and Trainee IQA

Theresa Thomas-Morton has been a qualified interpreter for over10 years and has worked in a variety of domains. She brings this experience to her role as Senior Interpreter, supporting the professional development of in-house Interpreters and working with BSL Training Academy (BSL TA) to provide the NVQ6 Interpreting Diploma.

Office Staff

Terry Aldridge-Taylor
Team Leader / Senior Administrator

Terry is working in our growing business as Senior Office Team Leader overseeing our team of office staff, . As a user of Language Support Professionals, Terry is a well placed to understand the need for consistency and high quality in Interpreting Provision. He brings this personal experience to the role of Team Leader and is committed to achieving the high standard of service our clients have come to expect.


Robina Ajimal
Communication Plus & BSL TA Administration/Finance & HR

Robina has worked for Communication Plus for 5 years, bringing her expertise of working within large corporations with matters relating to finance and Human Resources . She is also working as the BSL TA administrator dealing with over 100 students annually.


Hannah Goodwin
TSLI In-House Office & Community Interpreter

Hannah joined Communication Plus in September 2017 and has completed Level Six NVQ in BSL. She currently works as our office interpreter proving interpreting support to our administrative staff . In addition Hannah undertakes community interpreting assignments as a registered TSLI.


Edieneh Spence
Office Administrator

Edieneh joined our team in July 2017 to provide an efficient reception service and administrative support to Communication Plus office staff and directors. Edieneh has experience in a range of fields including counseilling and talking or psychological therapies. She plans to work with our BSL training Academy to develop courses in this area.

 


Helen Jackson
Interpreting Agency Administrator

Helen joined our team since June 2017 as an administrator to work in a fast paced office environment, to coordinate a busy interpreting service.

 


Elizabeth Thomas-Morton
BSL Trainer/Assessor
BSL Training Academy Finance

Elizabeth is a graduate of Bristol University, graduating with MSC in Deaf Studies and joined our team since September 2008 as a trainer/assessor with BSL Training Academy, delivery at Communication Plus and external centres.

In-House Interpreters


James Hickman
Communication Plus RSLI

James is a bi-lingual BSL/English user from childhood and has been an Interpreter for over 10 years working with Communication Plus since its inception.. He has completed his Level Six NVQ Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting and works across a wide range of domains.

 


Joanne Marlow
Communication Plus TSLI

Joanne is a bi-lingual BSL/English user from childhood and has worked for Communication Plus since 2007. She is currently working as an in-house Interpreter and on progress to achieve Level Six NVQ Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting by 2018/19.


Emma Allan
Communication Plus TSLI

Emma is a bi-lingual BSL/English user from childhood and has worked for Communication Plus since 2007. She is currently working as an in-house Interpreter and on progress to achieve Level Six NVQ Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting by 2018/19.


Steve Butler
Communication Plus TSLI

Steve has worked with us for over 8 years in a range of domains. Steve has completed his Level Six NVQ in BSL and specialises in supporting students and AtW clients in a range of tasks. He is able to provide Sight Translations for a range of documents and offers additional support in accessing education & training.


Duncan Pattison
Communication Plus TSLI

Duncan is a graduate of the University of Wolverhampton, graduating with a first-class degree in BSL Interpreting. He is currently doing Level Six NVQ Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting and TAQA Qualification and aims to become an In-House RSLI and Interpreter Assessor.


Stephen Reynolds
Communication Plus TSLI

Stephen is a graduate of the University of Wolverhampton, graduating with a first-class degree in BSL Interpreting. He has worked for Communication Plus since 2016 and is currently working as a TSLI across a range of settings in the community.

 


Faith Cleaton
Communication Plus TSLI

Faith is a graduate of the University of Wolverhampton. She is currently working as an in-house Interpreter and on progress to achieve Level Six NVQ Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting by 2018/19.

 


Vikki Pearce
Communication Plus TSLI

Vikki is an experienced CSW and has recently completed her Level Six NVQ in BSL and Interpreter Development Course. She currently works as a TSLI across a range of settings in the community. Vikki has specialisms in interpreting for children and young people. She is able to offer sight translation for a range of documents and support clients in accessing education and training.


Abigail Rose
Communication Plus TSLI

Abigail is a graduate of the University of Wolverhampton. She works across a number of domains as a TSLI including Access to Work and community interpreting.

 


Rebecca Buckley
Communication Plus TSLI

Rebecca is an experienced CSW and has recently completed her Level Six NVQ in BSL and Interpreter Development Course. She currently works as a TSLI across a range of settings in the community. Becci has specialisms in interpreting for children and young people. She is able to offer sight translation for a range of documents and support clients in accessing education and training.