Our Company - Real People, Here to Help
Our Company Mission
Speech Link Multimedia Ltd was formed in 2004 in the UK and since then we have continued to develop innovative and award winning support packages for children with SLCN. Our ongoing mission is to bring Speech and Language Therapy knowledge and expertise to every school to help all children reach their full communication potential.
Our vision is for all school staff to be able to identify and support all children with speech, language and communication needs appropriately so no child is left behind at school or in life through poor understanding of language.
Pete | Director
Pete is the owner and Director of Speech Link Multimedia Ltd. Prior to the company being born, Pete was a software developer. When Derry told him her idea about online SLCN screening tools, they combined their skills to bring the vision to life! Speech Link emerged as a company, and Pete has led us from strength to strength, with his vision and commitment to the SLCN cause!
Derry | Speech and Language Therapist and Developer
Derry is the initial developer of Speech Link Multimedia Ltd’s products. When working as a SaLT she was posed a challenge – is there a cost and time effective way of helping schools to support SLCN? She went to Pete who, as a software developer could help her bring vision of an online screening tool to life. Derry continues to develop new products and carries out research. Fun Fact: When she’s not designing new resources, Derry designs gardens!
Judith | Business Manager
Judith has always worked in marketing. As Business Manager here, she manages everyone and everything – the list of jobs goes on – and always keeps her team smiling along the way. Fun Fact: Judith is a keen knitter and makes us all jealous with the beautiful things she makes (we are all hoping for knitted jumpers for Christmas).
Louise | Speech and Language Therapist and Help Desk Support
Before coming to work for Speech Link Multimedia Ltd, Louise worked for the NHS as a SaLT for 8 years within primary and secondary schools. Looking for a new challenge, Louise's role involves delivering training sessions, providing advice to schools as SaLT contact, supporting product development, writing for The Link Magazine and keeping up to date with current research. Fun Fact: Louise can bend her elbows back slightly the wrong way, which never fails to freak out her family and friends.
Sophie | Speech and Language Therapist and Help Desk Support
Sophie comes to us from the NHS and has previously worked with children in the Early Years, primary schools, secondary schools and specialist provisions. Sophie’s role at Speech Link Multimedia Ltd includes delivering training, providing SaLT advice to schools, writing for our publications, supporting product development, and ensuring that we are kept up to date with current research. Fun fact: Sophie has lived in every nation in the UK!
Juliet | Speech and Language Therapist and Help Desk Support
Juliet worked as a SaLT in the NHS for 20 years before coming to Speech Link Multimedia Ltd. She loves to get stuck in to projects and support product development, as part of her varied role. Fun fact: Juliet loves to learn to play new musical instruments, has a recently developed passion for gardening and is rarely seen without a bag of crisps in her hand.
Yin | Speech and Language Therapist
Yin’s role at our company includes supporting our exciting Link CPD training course, working on our diverse range of projects and answering helpdesk queries. She is a veteran Speech and Language Therapist with a real passion for making a positive difference to children’s lives, for as many children as possible. Fun Fact: Yin loves a challenge! Whether it’s completing a marathon or eating all the office biscuits, she will rise to the occasion.
Alison | Speech and Language Therapist
Alison worked for the NHS for 17 years before joining Speech Link Multimedia Ltd, spending most of her time working in mainstream primary schools. Her varied role includes developing and delivering training, providing SaLT advice to schools, supporting product development, and ensuring that we are kept up to date with current research. Alison is happiest when spending time with her family and enjoys days out by the sea.
Maz | Speech and Language Help Desk Support
Maz has hands on experience in schools as a Teaching Assistant. Now she brings her expertise to Speech Link Multimedia Ltd, being a first point of contact for users, setting up demos and being a voice for TAs in product development. Fun Fact: Maz loves live music and her garden, she is really green fingered and our go to person for garden based advice.
Claire | The Link Editor
Originally a chef, Claire relocated to Kent and began working in schools as a TA. Here at Speech Link Multimedia Ltd she edits The Link Magazine and manages our social media platforms. Fun Fact: Claire loves reading, crafting, and cooking.
Steve | Web Developer
Steve was previously a Senior QA Tester working on automotive websites at GForces Web Management Ltd. Now he is on our team as Lead Developer and System Administrator for Speech Link Multimedia Ltd’s Primary packages and other products. Fun Fact: Steve could quite happily live off chocolate milkshakes.
James | Web Developer
James is a specialist in Multimedia Engineering, Digital Arts, and Gaming Industry. His role with us involves web game development and front-end development for new Web Applications. Fun Fact: James was sponsored to play video games professionally and won the Battlefield Major World Championship.
Holly | Multimedia Manager
From marketing to project co-ordination to digital design, motion graphics & voice over, Holly’s role at Speech Link Multimedia Ltd. has been varied. When she’s not busy animating, you may meet Holly (behind a camera) if we’re on a film shoot at your school. 'Fun' Facts: A keen netballer, model maker and lover of turquoise.
Liz | Content Editor
You will find Liz working on our newsletter, web editing, and creating multimedia marketing content. Fun Fact: This year, Liz finally got her life long dream of adopting a corgi puppy.
Darrie | Artist
Darrie brings his amazing art experience, from working on the set of My Left Foot starring Daniel Day Lewis to Speech Link Multimedia Ltd. He creates all the artwork used across our packages and marketing. Fun Fact: Darrie isn’t just creative when it comes to art, he also plays the guitar.
Nancy | Events and Project Executive
Nancy's background is in events and project management along with business development and strategy. Having worked for Speech Link many years ago Nancy has returned to the company in a multifaceted role, spending time assisting you on the Help Desk whilst also managing different types of project throughout the company and organising our annual events schedule. Fun Facts: Nancy loves nothing more than opening a brand new pot of nail polish and in her 20's she spent 6 weeks working on a ranch in Wyoming being a cowgirl.
Laura | Speech and Language Help Desk Support
Laura has a background in customer service and education and joined Speech Link Multimedia Ltd after working as a primary school TA. She loves talking to schools and you will usually find her on our Help Desk either on the phone or answering emails. Laura grew up in South Wales, she is a Welsh rugby fan and loves reading, tea and being by the sea.
Brian | Business & Quality Analyst
Originally from Texas, Brian moved to the UK with the US Air Force. Brian then completed an MSc Logistics degree at the University of Kent and worked for an international logistics company for six years. Brian joins Speech Link Multimedia Ltd as a Business & Quality Analyst, bringing his experience in analysing data and managing projects. Fun fact: when Brian is not at work, he likes to buy books he never gets a chance to read.
Jenny | Speech and Language Help Desk Support
Before joining Speech Link Multimedia Ltd, Jenny worked as a TA and sports coach in a primary school for over 15 years. Fun fact: when Jenny is not working, you will find her doing crafts - whether it is decorating or dabbling in the arts.
Jeffrey | Video Editor & Motion Graphics Designer
Jeffrey is a television production graduate, with a background in animation and videography. Fun fact: Jeffrey is a huge movie nerd and has a passion for directing short films and music videos. He also enjoys playing guitar and travelling.
Sarah | Bookkeeper
Sarah is qualified in her AAT and has her fellow membership, FMAAT. She has worked for a variety of companies, such as a car dealership, the gas and oil industry, and playground equipment. Sarah likes to have fun with her friends, and enjoys going to the theatre and concerts.
William | Web Developer
Will has previously worked in the travel industry as a web developer, he comes to SL Multimedia working remotely from the sunny city of Brighton. In Will's free time, you can find him at the gym, enjoying watching Formula 1, or playing computer games.
Sahara | Trainee Web Developer
Sahara has previously worked as a science teacher in a Secondary School. She decided to change paths and support children in a different way, by becoming a trainee web developer at SL Multimedia. Fun Fact: During Sahara's childhood, she lived in four different countries.
Natalie | Speech and Language Help Desk Support
Natalie has been working with children and young people for nearly 20 years. Her experience includes, mainstream schools, alternative provisions and more recently, the NHS Children Therapies team. Natalie loves spending time with her family and enjoys riding her bike.