Ruth Griffiths

- Chief Executive -

Ruth worked in broadcasting for more than 25 years, notably building the BBC’s subtitling, Sign Language interpretation and audio description services. After leaving Red Bee Media in 2006, Ruth worked on research and consultancy projects, in both the access and translation arenas, before joining BSLBT in 2009.

Maggie Swinfen

- Head of Commissioning -

Prior to working at BSLBT, Maggie worked as a production manager and line producer in film and television for over 20 years, starting her career in pop videos with UB40.

She has worked across a wide range of genres in both feature films and television and she brings skills in drama and factual programmes to this job. She has also run two small indie production companies - Bluff Ltd and Squeeze Productions.

Caroline Fearon

- Administration and Finance Manager -

Caroline worked at Kimberly Clark, a global US based paper-based consumer products company in a variety of IT roles, which included programming, analysis, support and consultancy, for almost 30 years.

From 2016-2017, she worked part time for Sense as the Sense Usher Service Administrator. She now works full time at BSLBT.

Jen Dodds

- Digital Editor -

Jen has been working in the Deaf community for over 25 years. She has filled several roles within different organisations, including writing, editing, teaching, consultancy and research. A qualified BSL/English interpreter and translator, Jen also helped to set up and run a translation and proofreading company.

Her responsibilities at BSLBT include our website and social media platforms, publicity and, of course, all things digital.

Max Barber

- Digital Editorial Assistant -

Max has eclectic interests, graduating from university with a degree in Philosophy and English Literature, then working as an advisor for Deaf people, a linguistics research assistant, and as a writer... all before joining BSLBT to assist with our digital content.

He is a brand-new face in the media industry, and is always up for a challenge!

Roxana Mohammed

- Team Administrator -

Roxana worked for the BBC for 12 years as a contract advisor. There, she worked across different departments, including TV drama, entertainment and CBBC. She has also worked for Lloyds Banking Group as a fleet operations advisor, dealing with financial and accounting systems; she also organised and prepared BSL Awareness training for the staff.

Roxana is also a consumer panel member of the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers.

Stephanie Burke

- Line Producer -
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Steph has worked for 20 years as a freelance production manager and line producer, mainly in factual television, with drama experience on This is Jinsy for Sky Atlantic and Gayle Tuesday: The Comeback for Virgin.

She has worked across a wide range of factual genres, including crime, cookery, historical and observational documentaries to name a few, working at companies including ITV, Spun Gold, Juniper Communications, Hattrick, Phoenix Television and Pacific.

Jenny Mauthe

- Line Producer -
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With over 30 years in the industry, Jenny has worked as a production exec, line producer, deputy department manager and PM at a number of companies, including Lightbox Ent, Darlow Smithson Productions, Optomen TV and the BBC.

She has worked across a wide range of programmes in specialist factual, drama/doc, science, factual entertainment and history, as well as a number of observational documentaries and a feature documentary.

Natasha Forrester

- Production Coordinator -
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Having extensive knowledge in the broadcast media industry, and working in stages from pre-production through to post production, Natasha brings a set of coordinating skills to the team. She has worked across TV, feature films and on-demand video, in the sectors of factual, music, sport and financial markets.

Having had her first experience with BSL in educational work experience, she is excited to help the vision of BSLBT.

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