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Meet the Team

Our team consists of professionals with broad experience from varied backgrounds combining our skills to service you. We each have something of our own to add to your project, making it truly personal.

Andrew Winterbottom


I have a background in computer programming and IT administration. I am fluent in C++, PHP, HTML and Javascript and most major web based technologies and regularly work and maintain Windows Server systems and servers running Debian Linux.

Whenever something needs scripting, or an app needs putting together to process an XML file, I am generally involved.

I have gained an expertise in our industry standard software - SDL Trados, XLIFF, etc. - along with a good understanding of regular desktop publishing and printing practices. I have successfully implemented the ISO 17100 Translation Quality Management standard within our business and as I write this I am in the process of bringing us up to the ISO 27001 Information Security Management standard.

I supervise the day to day operations of our project managers, and coordinate all activities within our business.

John Shouler

Managing Director

I am educated to a university standard and studied Psychology and Sociology. I then spent over 20 years in the computer industry, working for companies such as Nixdorf, where I was the City branch manager, Datasaab / Ericsson, Harrow branch manager and latterly at Motorola computer systems where I was M.D.

In 1989 I formed Tongue Tied ltd which was the first translation company and then in 2002 UK TechTrans was born.

Both companies have grown and shown unparalleled success.

I am happily married with 2 children and enjoy sport, latterly as a footballer and I now play golf on a regular basis. I have also travelled extensively and welcome the diversity other cultures provide.

Neil Whines

Finance Director

I am a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with Ernst & Young in 1981. I have since worked in a wide variety of large public to small private companies, notably Rediffusion plc, Knobs & Knockers plc, and Komfort Systems Ltd, as Financial Accountant through to Finance Director.

Over the last 20 years I have invested in and worked on a part-time basis with a number of small private companies and charities, focussing on financial accounting and management. This includes UK TechTrans Ltd, which was started in 2002.

I continue to assist a number of small companies in a range of areas, from translations to picture framing, from a leather merchant to a business networking group.

Adam Idrissi

Project Manager

I have studied in Budapest earning a BA in International Relations, before completing an Internship at ExxonMobil Headquarters in Paris.

I moved to London to complete a Master’s Degree in International Hospitality Management and started my career at American Express working in Customer Services and the Executive Office as a Consultant.

In 2016 I was part of a successful start-up BPTHINK Web design, before Joining UK TechTrans Ltd as a Project Manager. I speak five languages and bring a global view with language and inter personal skills to the table. I enjoy travelling in my free time and I’m a cultural food enthusiast.

Tina Benz

Project Manager

I grew up in Switzerland, close to Basel, and I worked in the Swiss printing industry as an Artwork Technician for 24 years. I then moved to the UK in 2000 where I continued working as an Artworker and Food Packaging Coordinator. I have an extensive knowledge off desktop publishing, graphic design and project management and always had a flair for languages.

I spent 4 years living in Jersey in the Channel Islands where I have joined Tongue Tied (Jersey)

My family and I returned to the UK in 2019 where I was able to transfer from Tongue Tied (Jersey) to TecTrans and I haven’t looked back since!

What our customers say…

I just wanted to thank you all for the speedy turnaround of the last two translation jobs despite the jubilee celebrations and compliment you and your translators on the quality of the work.
You call yourselves UK Techtrans, but it would appear that you offer an all round translation service.

John Scott / Scott Translations

The demands of our customer have been very specific, requiring both Russian and English text on the same (often complex) drawings, and our expectations have been exceeded with the quality of the documentation returned. We have found the DTP and formatting to be of an exceptional quality.

Tectrans will always contact us with any questions prior to translation to ensure correct understanding so that documentation is delivered to us right first time. We have developed an effective working relationship with Tectrans, who we now consider our go-to company for Russian translations.

Trevor Dawson / SPP Pumps

Thanks again for helping us out with these additions, you guys really are head and shoulders above our last translation company, and we were with them for years!

Barry Grubb / International Tobacco Machinery (UK) LTD

I’ve been working with UK Techtrans Ltd. since 2002 and my predecessor before that, so we’ve been cooperating for some 15-20 years now. I’ve never experienced any problems caused by the distance between the translation bureau in England and my company in Denmark. We communicate through emails: I send my material to the Bureau for quoting, receive a quotation, instruct the bureau to go ahead, and a few days later I have my translated materials back. It is so easy and convenient. The company is highly professional and uses mother-tongue translators with technical insight, which has high priority for me. I have no trouble recoommending this company to others; I’m constantly endorsing it to my colleagues, when they need to have translations done professionally.

Cindy Toft / Alfa Laval

I would just like to say that it has been very easy working with you and you have been incredibly efficient and responsive.  We will send out these Portuguese documents to our clients.

Jackie Rayner / CHKS (part of Capita Healthcare Decisions)

"We've been using UK TechTrans Ltd. since 2007 and we are delighted with the service we receive and we have never had any reason to review our supplier. UK TechTrans Ltd is a highly professional company that uses mother-tongue translators with a good understanding of our product.
As well as excellent response times and fast deliveries, we have always received excellent communication from the Project Managers, and are always kept fully informed of the project status and delivery schedules."

Charles Henriksen / Aanderaa Data Instruments

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