|Name: Ruth Partington
Favourite Food: Curry
Favourite Drink: Baileys (large, without ice please)
Interesting fact: Ruth’s a qualified Metatronics® and Intuitive Core Healer in her spare time
Awards: Young Business of the Year 1997 (RP Translate), Bedfordshire Businesswoman of the Year 2000
Languages: English, Russian, French, Italian, plus bits of Chinese, Hebrew, Greek, and a handful of others too!
What Ruth says: My life revolves around RP Translate. I’ve been running it for nearly 20 years, brought up 5 kids over that time, moved country (there and back – and left some kids there too!), and it still won’t go away! I suppose languages and effective communication are underlying passions for me. Although I laugh at funny mistranslations, something still grates that it wasn’t properly done in the first place… Maybe that’s why they call me ‘Mrs Pedantic’ in the office?
E-mail: email@example.com Skype: rpt_ruth
Name: John Temple
Favourite Food: Curry
Favourite Drink: A good Single Malt
Hobbies: Motorbikes, MotoGP, dogs, organic gardening, food and drinking good claret
Interesting facts: John’s a qualified Metatronics® healer and works with energy and crystals in his spare time, as well as biking off round Europe to watch as many Moto GP’s as time will allow. Being half Scottish, he loves to wear a skirt whenever the opportunity arises.
Languages: English and French
What John says: My life revolves around RP Translate. I’ve been helping to run it for over 14 years, moved country (there and back), and am still driven to continuously develop our offering! I am passionate about doing business with a smile and I firmly believe that it should be fun. Maybe that’s why they call me ‘Mr Funny’ in the office?
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Skype: rpt_john
Name: Becky KinnersleyPosition: Head of Operations and Clients
Favourite Food: I couldn’t possibly choose a favourite….there isn’t much I don’t like!
Favourite Drink: A Hendrick’s and tonic
Hobbies: Cooking, yoga, cinema and television
Interesting fact: Becky has spent time living in France, Spain, Russia and Switzerland, but found Russia was by far the most eye-opening country of all (not least thanks to her rather eccentric Russian landlady…).
Qualifications: MA Translation & Professional Language Skills and BA Modern Language Studies from the University of BathLanguages: English, French, Spanish, Russian and a bit of Chinese
What Becky says: Translation Memory and CAT (Computer Aided Translation) tools are my key remit at RPT. I’m the one in charge of cataloguing your translation memories and making sure you get best value for your XML exports!E-mail: email@example.com Skype: rpt_becky
Name: Polina Hartnell
Position: Talent Hub Manager
Favourite Food: Salads... all sorts of salads! Especially spinach and Cesar salads!
Favourite Drink: A good quality red wineHobbies: I love making, creating and growing things, whether it is knitting, sewing, painting, baking or gardening. If it can be homemade then I’ll make it
Interesting fact: She lived in Russia for 20 years! Oh wait…maybe not that interesting… it's just because she's Russian
Qualifications: MA in Interpreting and Translating from the University of Bath, BA in Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures from Kazan University (Russia)
Lanugages: Russian and EnglishWhat Polina says: I love my work and feel very lucky and privileged working with so many amazing, talented people from all over the world.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Skype: rpt_polina
Name: Lucy HardingePosition: Quality and Data Controller
Favourite Food: Sushi
Favourite Drink: White Wine – or champagne for special occasions!
Hobbies: Formula 1 Motor Racing, Pub Quizzes, Sewing/Knitting, Dance and Shoe Shopping!
Interesting fact: Lucy has had a phobia of dogs ever since she was two years old and her next door neighbour’s dog chewed her favourite cuddly bumble-bee!
Qualifications: MA in Translation Studies and BA Hispanic Studies from Bristol University, AER Certified from the British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association (BHBIA), Legal & Ethical Guidelines Certified from the British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association (BHBIA)
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese and French
What Lucy says: Working with my Production Team, we look after your translations whilst they are with us. I love the variety of the work that we do on a daily basis, and even better that it’s in such a friendly, motivated company – you never know what exciting challenges you’ll be facing tomorrow!
E-mail: email@example.com Skype: rpt_lucyh
Name: Hanna Witonska
Position: Client Manager
Favourite Food: Pasta… I like all kinds of pasta
Favourite Drink: Red wine or Bacardi and Coke
Hobbies: I love sport and yoga. I also like travelling, reading, visiting museums and theatres
Interesting fact: I am interested in archaeology and history. I have a Masters in Archaeology from the University of Wroclaw
Qualifications: MA in Archaeology, University of Wroclaw, and BA in English Language and Literature Studies, University of Wroclaw
Languages: English and Polish
What Hanna says: I am happy to be a part of this friendly and supportive team! I really enjoy the job which connects people speaking different languages
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Skype: rpt_hanna
Name: Beata Graczer
Position: Project Manager
Favourite Food: A nice cigánypecsenye or tökfőzelék
Favourite Drink: Swimming Pool (I love blue curacao!)
Hobbies: Aerial arts, ballet, reading, writing, films
Interesting fact: At the age of 10, Beata won the Hungarian national championship in Kyokushin Karate
Qualifications: MA in English Literature and Grammar, Creative Writing at Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary
Languages: Hungarian, English and French (in progress ?)
What Beata says: I am thrilled to join such a rapidly progressing company and its lovely team, who made me feel welcome from day one! As a Trainee Production Executive I have a chance to work with different languages on a daily basis, which is really exciting.
E-mail: email@example.com Skype: rpt_beata
Name: Danny Wiering
Position: Trainee Project Manager
Favourite Food: I like most thing that are prepared well but have a particular fondness for seafood
Favourite Drink: A good single malt or Belgian beer would do the trick
Hobbies: (classic) films, music, visiting gardens and videogames (much to the disappointment of my wife)
Interesting fact: Danny once beat a professional Starcraft player (granted, this might only be interesting to quite a niche group of people). Also, even though he might not look like one, Danny is a proper metalhead.
Qualifications: BA in Film Theory, MA.Ed in English Communication and Education from Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Languages: Dutch, English and German. Currently trying to get my head around Japanese
What Danny says: Having been interested in languages for years it’s terrific to be confronted with all sorts of them every day. To be able to work in such a lovely team as well makes this a job where time just flies by.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Skype: rpt_danny
Name: Clare Partington
Favourite Food: Tapas, meze, curry… anything with lots of big, bold flavours
Favourite Drink: A fresh, strong mojito
Hobbies: Having a good natter with anyone and everyone, hustling at the pool table, travelling and languages
Memberships: AQR, BIG
Qualifications: BA Modern Languages from Durham University
Languages: English, French and Italian
What Clare says: Since starting at RPT, it’s been non-stop! I’m still trying to work out how to get eating, sleeping and breathing written back into my contract… Work is never over when I leave the office and I love it. My mind is constantly whirring over ways in which we can make our business relationships stronger, easier and more enjoyable. So, if you get a phone call asking the important questions about how our last project went with you – that will be me!E-mail: email@example.com Skype: rpt_clare
Name: Andrew Richards
Position: Finance Administrator
Favourite Food: Pork belly with lots of crackling!
Favourite Drink: Spiced Rum (coke optional)Hobbies: Playing football and cricket, avid sports fan who enjoys watching numerous sports, going to the Pub (not sure if that’s classed as a hobbie or not...), Fifa with friends.
Interesting fact: Andrew won the school Talent Show 3 years in a row. Although he was a wee nipper growing up in the Hebrides Isles in those days, he still fancies his chances in karaoke!
Languages: English (just about)
What Andrew says: RP Translate makes you want to come to work every day (even Mondays!) with its relaxed and friendly team. It creates an atmosphere that is the perfect place to learn and develop my accounts abilities with support always readily available and I look forward to many more years of doing so in this ever-growing team.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Skype: rpt_andrew
Name: Maria Green
Position: Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Favourite Food: It’s a hard choice between Indian food or a good Sunday roast with lots of gravy (although the best thing I have ever eaten to date is the Pistachio Crème Brulee at the Waterside Inn).
Favourite Drink: I collect Spiced rum but am partial to Baileys (with ice!) or a fabulous cocktail!
Hobbies: As a mum of two small, beautiful and spirited children, existing hobbies have kind of gone out of the window, and have been replaced by more fruitful activities such as toy-management, crisis (strop) negotiations and oodles of laundry washing, all of which lead (sometimes) to a much quieter life. So it’s back to the old favourite things like reading, eating out and watching movies in the evenings (and when we can blackmail a babysitter)!
Interesting facts: Despite the (sky-scraper) heels and make-up, I am normally much happier outside, covered in mud and exploring nature with my family. I also love all things Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, and I am a lifetime Madonna fan (of her old stuff – Vogue has to be the all-time fav!).
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Psychology and Business Studies
What Maria says: My passion for creativity and effective communication are matched by my belief that only the highest standards of quality and service will do… which is a good job really as this is what RPT do so well!
E-mail: email@example.com Skype: rpt_maria
Name: Pam Lovatt
Favourite Food: A nice gooey pudding ... and I LOVE ice cream
Favourite Drink: AmarulaHobbies: Folk music playing violin/fiddle, dog training, walking, gardening and meditation.
Interesting fact: Pam lived in various African countries for almost 20 years and she is a qualified Flower Essence, Reiki and Angelic Reiki Practitioner. Pam is passionate about animals and animal welfare and has worked with Animal Rescue organisations in Africa and France.
Languages: English and French
What Pam says: RPT is a great company to work with and what an amazing experience to build their websites! I've also learnt quite a bit about translation in the process. I'm a free-lance web designer and RPT always has something challenging for me, always pushing me to achieve the impossible, what a satisfying job!E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Skype: rpt_pam