As 2009 draws to a close, its interesting to look back at some of our achievements. The last twelve months have been challenging, but exciting. Our 2009 review shows that we achieved several big milestones during the year.

2009 review – some key achievements

1) New languages

Translation into new languages, including English to Catalan and Catalan to English, as well as English to Kazakh and Moldavian.

2) Fastest high volume delivery

Our fastest ever large volume job, translating 62,000 words into Polish in 5 working days. Not sure whether the translation team slept during this project. Its not our recommended way of working. However, sometimes needs must. We got our client out of a tricky problem. Another agency had let them down badly.

3) Highest volume project

Our highest volume single language project. People often ask what our most translated languages are. You may be surprised to read that the project was into Hungarian. Few people would expect a language like Hungarian to come top. Of course we also translate into the languages you might expect, such as Spanish, French and German.

4) Widest range of languages on a single order

Our widest range of languages on a single order (29 languages). Clients often think that adding languages adds to timescale. To an extent this is true, this is because multi-language jobs are more complex to manage. However, our translators all work at the same time as each other. Therefore adding more languages doesn’t necessarily add to delivery time.

5) Largest e-business project to date

Our largest ever e-business project into 11 European languages. This was a very interesting as well as complex job to work on. Not least because it was a high volume of work to very tight deadlines.

6) Significant business growth.

We were really pleased to have grown 173% in 2008 – 9. Especially since much of the work came late in the year, when the country as a whole had entered recession. In the first 6 months of 2009 – 10, we had already matched figures for the whole of the previous year.

You can find out more about the business in the “about us” section of the website.