Meet The Team

Faïza ARIECH - Our Managing Director

Faïza ARIECH – Managing Director & Founder of TLC

Originally from Paris but adopted Geordie since 1987. My studies have taken me around the world and I hold a Franco-American equivalent to an MPhil in Anthropology & Languages. I worked in Academia (local Universities) for 25 years and in Business too.

I started my first business as a promoter in the Music Industry aged 15 and was lucky over the years, to have worked with some of my heroes.
I was a University Senior Lecturer in charge of The Languages Programme for NECLL (North East Centre for Lifelong Learning) until its closure in 2013. At that time, with the help of staff and students, I started The Language Centre as a CIC as I believe in working IN the community and FOR the community.

I am a Trustee of various charitable organisations here and abroad


David Faulkner – Trustee

David is a Newcastle City Councillor and former Leader of the Council. He is a director of International Newcastle CIC and previously Director of HR and Corporate Affairs at Northern Electric plc




Colin Stainton – Trustee & Company Secretary

Colin has worked as a company secretary in the corporate and voluntary sector. He also has considerable experience teaching Law on professional programmes and on Foundation Degree programmes.

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