Date: 22.10.2014

The Translation People heading for record year

More than £500,000 of new business has put The Translation People on course for record sales this year.

The translation and language services provider, which has its headquarters in Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester, has seen demand surge as more and more companies focus on their global operations and driving export-led growth.

Major new customers this year include Microsoft, Heinz, Jaguar Land Rover, Warburtons, Etihad Airways, Balfour Beatty, Experian and insurance giant ACE Group.

The Translation People, which has four UK offices and operations in Paris, Bonn and the US city of Boston, is on track to achieve sales of £4m in the year to December 31, up from £3.5m in 2013.

Overseas sales now account for 43 per cent of overall revenues, up from 39 per cent a year ago, boosted by 27 per cent revenue growth across France and Germany, the firm’s fastest-growing foreign markets.

Clients in France include retailer Galeries Lafayette and drinks giant Pernod Ricard, while those in Germany include Henkel’s Schwarzkopf hair care brand.

The Translation People uses a global network of more than 4,000 professional translators who work on projects such as websites, brochures, software, technical manuals, legal documents and videos. They provide more than 250 language combinations.

Steve Wilde, managing director of The Translation People, said: “We have continued to reap the benefits of our clients’ ongoing focus on global business, which we support by assisting with their multi-lingual requirements.

“The business is increasingly being viewed as a leading European translation agency, rather than purely a UK company.

“Our expertise is increasingly being sought by companies from other continents seeking to break into European markets.

“As we now offer an increased number of language combinations, such as Japanese into German, we are able to attract a wider range of companies from different countries.

“We aim to continue in this vein to strengthen our position even further in 2015.”

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