Trusted Nottingham translation

Better Languages is an award winning Nottingham Translation Company.

Based on Lenton Lane, close to Nottingham City Centre, the QMC and the University of Nottingham. We work with most major languages. Our customers include big brands, local Nottingham SMEs, and private individuals.

Better Languages team meeting

Nottingham Translation Company

Founded in Nottingham in 1982, we have kept strong links with the city. Nottingham clients include local solicitors Nelsons, Paul Smith and Nottingham Trent University. Other major clients include Mothercare, ELC, Debenhams, and Next.

I highly recommend the translation services provided by Mike Hunter at Better Languages. (They) have provided us with a consistent professional service. Their strong attention to detail and meeting of strict deadlines has impressed me greatly and they also provide a strong after-care service.

Derihon Coquard, Debenhams

Company Directors

Mike Hunter, our CEO, studied at Nottingham Trent University, completing his BA in 1984 and MBA in 2000. Beatriz Hunter, our Operations and Finance Director qualified as a translator in the city in the 1990s. She holds an MA in Translation from Nottingham University, and is also a qualified interpreter.

We are active members of the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, and EMITA, the East Midlands International Trade Association, of which Mike Hunter is a Director. The business uses local suppliers for many of our services, including accountancy, digital marketing, web design, and IT support, all of which are business critical.

Translation for private customers

Translation for private customers includes translating certificates and other official documents. We translate marriage certificates, diplomas and other legal documents. We also translate documents for overseas use, but individual country requirements can vary, so please check in advance. Our team can normally work from scanned copies of documents, but may need originals if the document is to be notarised.

Translation quotes

We do not give prices over the phone, this is because we need to check the text and any specific requirements. If you are a company requiring a high volume of translation, we can give estimates (none binding) based on sample documents. We do require some basic contact details for all quotes, including name, company name if you are representing an organisation, a contact phone number, e-mail and postal address. For a business the address should be your trading address.

We are happy to discuss your translation requirements, and of course this is without obligation. We don’t use call centres, as a result of which, you will be able to speak directly to one of our team. Translations vary considerably, in fact from a few words into a single language, to complex multiple language projects. In general the simpler the project, then the faster we can both quote, and subsequently complete the work. Some complex quotes take longer, for example websites take time for us to estimate the content. We may also need to discuss any specific requirements with you, in order to better understand your needs.

Contact Better Languages for all your Nottingham translation requirements, or you are especially welcome to visit our offices on Lenton Lane. We are open 9am – 5pm from Monday to Friday.

  • Translation case study

    House of Crafts

    We have been translating craft kit instructions for Leicestershire Company The House of Crafts since 2006.

  • Translation case study

    New Look Retailers

    Better Languages worked with New Look in the mid noughties, helping them enter new European markets by translating a wide range of retail texts.