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Posted on4 October 2023

Our translation services aren’t the cheapest. But they are the best.

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Cheap translation services make us suspicious…

…that’s not to say you should be throwing money away on subpar translation.

As a business, you want (and need) high-quality translation services you can rely on, from a translation agency that’s not only good at what they do, but good to work with too.

We know this because we also have high expectations from our suppliers and the people we work with.

I see dead good people

It’s no secret that happier staff do better work.

Whilst “work-life balance” seems a bit of a buzzword these days, we consider ourselves to be a relative pioneer. We invest in frequent training for our team, are the only UK translation agency to have a 4-day week, host twice yearly supplier open days, and ensure fair and fast payment that’s reflective of our linguists’ experience and qualifications.

In short, we treat and pay our people well. And in return they will always go the extra mile. Simples.

Commitment to the boring stuff

Okay, so it’s not very sexy or exciting, but we make sure to invest in…

  • Two ISO certifications for our translation services
  • Annual external audits, ensuring we’re up to date with our processes
  • Corporate membership with the UK’s two leading institutes of translation – ITI and ATC – with whom we are multi award-winning. Wow, you’re still reading?

Data protection and confidentiality matters, and we know this, so feel free to ask us about our NDAs and specific procedures for keeping your information safe.

Well done you, trouper. You got through it.

Driven by purpose, not by tick boxes

Reputation is important to any business.

Partnering with a company that could damage this is a no no. For us, working with suppliers who consider sustainability and ethics is less risky business, and aligns better with our values! We’re suckers for a local community initiative

  • Crocheted Postbox Topper Scheme – raising over £110,000 for local charities
  • Pro bono translation services for individuals going through emotional or financial hardship
  • Bra Bank (yes, you read that correctly) supporting Against Breast Cancer

So when the office intercom buzzes, it could be documents for translation, an elaborate Christmas crochet creation, or a bag of old bras…

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So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye

Right, so you’ve got a smoking hot multilingual project in the pipeline. And you think we’re the people for the job? Stop it. We’re blushing…

We are happy to work out an estimated cost and turnaround time for you. And if you’re still in the final stages of polishing your documents for our translation services, ce n’est pas un problème.

Just drop us an email and one of our friendly team will be in touch!

ATC – Full membership of the ATC (Association of Translation Companies).

CIEP – Corporate membership of the CIEP (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading) since 1993.

Corporate membership of the ITI (Institute of Translation and Interpreting) since 1994. Corporate Member of the Year 2021.

ISO 17100 – ISO 17100:2017 for Translation Services (since this standard began, in 2008, externally audited annually).

ISO 9001 – BS EN ISO 9001:2015 (certified since 2003, externally audited annually).

Living wage employer – As a living wage employer, we believe our staff deserve a wage which meets every day needs.

Mindful employer

Mindful employer – We are a mindful employer, working toward achieving better mental health at work.


Disability confident committed – We are Disability Confident Committed, ensuring our recruitment, communications and support are inclusive and accessible.

4-day week

4-day week employer since 2019


Good Business Charter Member since 2022

The Slator Language Service Provider Index (LSPI) is a ranking and an index of the world’s largest translation, localization, interpreting, and language technology companies.


The Patient Information Forum promotes access to trusted and high-quality health information for the public and healthcare professionals.

Federation of Small Businesses and the Self-Employed

Member of the Federation of Small Businesses and the Self-Employed

Prompt Payment Code

Signatory of the Prompt Payment Code since 2023.