The Team

WILLIAM GRIFFITH

Co-founder

WILLIAM GRIFFITH

Co-founder

What do I love about what we do? I love the challenge. The teamwork. The buzz. The committed staff. The happy customers. These are the things that I love about what we do.

CÉLINE ALOÉ

Co-founder, Managing Director

CÉLINE ALOÉ

Co-founder, Managing Director

I have been in this business for longer than I care to remember. Language learning and teaching have always been more of a passion to me than a job. I feel strongly that the experience that the young people have with us is one that they will remember for a very long time and what I love about our team is that we all care about what we do.

English is an ever more important language in the world and yes, it is a huge benefit to these young people to come to the UK to learn it. But, I believe that it is also a huge benefit to them to experience a different culture, be away from home and have to cope with all that entails and meet and befriend people their own age from all over the world.

NATHAN PEARSON

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

NATHAN PEARSON

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Incoming flights from all over the world. Thousands of international students and group leaders. The management, teaching and sports teams that make us so good. Wonderful centres in fabulous locations. Visiting cities of culture and history. Designing exciting and appealing English language courses. These are all snippets of what makes UKLC so exciting and at times challenging.

But I like the fact that what we do is fun and that no two days are the same. I like the buzz of visiting a summer camp and seeing our staff enjoying themselves, to ensure that every young person who visits us to learn English enjoys themselves.

RAFF CUTOLO

ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

RAFF CUTOLO

ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

What a journey mine has been with UKLC! I joined the company in the summer of 2005, when I worked as an English and Dance Teacher. I then came back every year and was given the opportunity to develop professionally by covering a variety of roles: Course Director, Centre Manager, Assistant Academic Director. Since 2016 I have been leading the company’s Academic team and I absolutely love it.

Why? Because it’s great to be part of a team that is dedicated to creating innovative programmes for both learners and teachers.

I am very proud of the high quality we offer in our programmes, as well as of the excellent academic profile for which we are known in the industry.

It really is an honour for me to be part of the amazing UKLC family.

CAROLYN RENNOLDSON

RECRUITMENT MANAGER

CAROLYN RENNOLDSON

RECRUITMENT MANAGER

Coordinating the recruitment of the management teams, teachers and sports staff for our camps is a challenging role. I take a great pride in the fact that by the time our camps starts, that I have built a relationship with each and every single person who is working for us. Most importantly, confidently knowing that working for UKLC will be a fun, well-organised and hugely satisfying experience for all involved. The fact that we have such a large staff returnee rate speaks volumes about our company.

TREGARRAN PERCIVAL

SALES AND MARKETING DIRECTOR

TREGARRAN PERCIVAL

SALES AND MARKETING DIRECTOR

Having worked for UKLC since 2009, I now enjoy a role building relationships with agents across the world.

I find my experiences at UKLC as a teacher, excursions & activities manager and centre manager helps me to express the quality and excellence of our schools to prospective students.

The incredible customer return rate is a testament to the hard work our staff put into ensuring students have the most unforgettable time in the UK.

JAMIE BRAILSFORD

OUT OF SUMMER MANAGER

JAMIE BRAILSFORD

OUT OF SUMMER MANAGER

Being a part of UKLC for 9 years I know first-hand what a fantastic organisation this is. From starting as a Sports & Activity Instructor in the summer of 2010 to now as a full time member of staff based in the head office. I have witnessed the passion and commitment which is embedded into every centre to ensure they are of the highest standard year after year.

My role is to manage our out of summer programmes including ministays, ASL, PON & wintercamps, from the first contact with partners to the delivery of the programme on site.

LAURA EVANS

OPERATIONS CO-ORDINATOR

LAURA EVANS

OPERATIONS CO-ORDINATOR

I’ve been part of the UKLC team for 8 years. Over those years I’ve undertaken a number of different roles such as Sports & Activity Instructor, Excursions & Activity Manager and Centre Manager at various locations. Each role has provided me with the knowledge, skills and experience to progress into my current role as Operations Co-ordinator.

I now help plan & prepare for all our centres to run successfully during our busy summer period and all year-round. Ensuring all our activity programmes are educational, fun and memorable, for everyone involved.

BEN TOMLINSON

Operations Coordinator

BEN TOMLINSON

Operations Coordinator

I first came into contact with UKLC in 2011 as a participant on the Leonardo project, an Erasmus funded leadership programme ran by UKLC in Milan! Fast forward several years, ski seasons and summers working in various roles and centres for UKLC when the call came in April of 2019 to join head office!

Working on spreadsheet after spreadsheet, planning and problem solving on a day to day basis in the run up to our operational period really is worth it when you see the amazing experience the students, group leaders and staff have from the moment they arrive!

KATY GOUGH

ACADEMIC COORDINATOR

KATY GOUGH

ACADEMIC COORDINATOR

CELTA in 2003, yay! Jet off to Portugal for 12 years, yay! Work with several British summer schools, meh! I was a little apprehensive when I was taken on as a full-time teacher with UKLC in 2015. However, right from the induction day, I knew this was different. It was professional, organised and above all, welcoming. Everyone was just so lovely! There’s a buzz, it’s fun, supportive and friendly. UKLC’s mission is to educate, inspire and enrich the lives of young people, well I think that ethos extends to everyone they work with!
There is nothing more rewarding than to hear students say, “I’ve learned more in this one week than a whole year back at school!”. I’m proud to be part of the team that gives students this unforgettable experience and I’m looking forward to seeing where my new role as Academic Coordinator in head office will take me!

JORDAN COOPER

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

JORDAN COOPER

OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

I have been working with UKLC for 5 years, during that time I have completed summers as an Sports and Activity Leader, Excursion and Activities Manager and the Ministay Coordinator. I am immensely proud to be a part of UKLC as a full time member. My new role of Operations Coordinator allows me to focus on developing and delivering out out of summer programmes. UKLC are a fantastic, creative and truly inspiring company to work for.

EMMA SWINNERTON

Booking Coordinator

EMMA SWINNERTON

Booking Coordinator

Having very nearly completed my first year with UKLC, time does really fly when you're having fun! The entire UKLC team, agents and partners that I have built relationships with over the last year, make it an absolute joy to come to work.

I have learnt so much in such a short time and I am incredibly proud to work for such a passionate company who really do live by their company values.

JAGO BROWN

Commercial Director

JAGO BROWN

Commercial Director

CLARE ALLMAN

Bookings Coordinator

CLARE ALLMAN

Bookings Coordinator

I recently joined UKLC after graduating from university with a Master’s degree. I have a passion for languages and speak fluent French and Spanish. Having been fortunate enough to spend time living and working abroad, I am able to fully appreciate the opportunities and experiences that language learning can provide.

It is a pleasure to build relationships with our partners all around the world, and play a part in helping others enjoy an enriching linguistic and cultural experience with UKLC. I am very proud to work as part of such a committed and enthusiastic team.