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Linzi Weatherson


Linzi has been lipspeaking for over 10 years providing additional signed support if requested. Linzi has recently completed a 3-year Interpreter Training Course and has recently achieved Registered Sign Language Interpreter (RSLI) status. Previously ALS Membership Secretary (2013-2016), ALS Social Media Officer (2014-2016), ALAS Membership Secretary (2017-2020) and Social Media Officer (2017-2021). Linzi is now Chair of ALAS.

Nicole Vickery

Membership Secretary & Honourable Secretary

Nicole qualified as a Level Lipspeaker in March 2018 after successfully completing her course with Lipspeaker UK and Sign 4 Thoughts. She also has BSL Level 2 and Deafblind Level 1 and has worked in many domains since qualifying. Nicole really enjoys the variety that the work offers and meeting so many people within the deaf and hard of hearing communities.

Kirsty Last


I am a Level 3 Lipspeaker and qualified at Level 3 BSL. I was in the Police Service for 22 years, with the majority of my service working as a Detective in CID and Serious and Organised Crime. I started to learn BSL first in 2012 after I had my daughter. I qualified as a Lipspeaker in October 2019 and I now work full time as a freelance lipspeaker. It is a fabulous and rewarding career being able to support people who are deaf or hard of hearing with communication in whatever setting they require.

Lesley Weatherson

Committee Member

Lesley is an experienced Lipspeaker and BSL Interpreter providing lipspeaking with sign support if requested. Previous ALS Chair (2013-2016), vice chair (2012-2013), treasurer (2011-2012), Lesley provides lipspeakers with up to date information regarding news related to deaf people and our profession.

Hazel Ure-Williams

Committee Member

Hazel has worked as PA to a Deafblind entrepreneur for 20+ years.  Alongside this role, Hazel worked as a CSW for d/Deaf children at their unit in school for 11 years. Hazel has recently achieved Level 6 British Sign Language. Facilitating good communication between people is her passion!

Lisa Guildford

Committee Member

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