As well as having a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Siraj also developed a panache for languages. He moved on to gain recognised translation and interpretation qualifications from the Institute of Linguists (one of the most prestigious institutes for languages in the UK.
From here he then went on to work as an interpreter and/or translator for United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA), Borough of Waltham Forest Council, Language line and Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service.
It was during this time the Siraj saw a gap in the market for different sectors requiring his translations and interpreting, and decided to launch Language Direct.
Former medical secretary with experience of working in various NHS departments. Other sectors include government departments, tourism and exports. Has experienced a variety of cultures by travelling extensively.
Chris has two years’ experience in marketing in businesses large and small, and leads marketing at Language Direct. He has a first-class degree in German and Spanish from the University of Bristol.