We were finalists in two categories in last nights Nottingham Post Business Awards 2010. The categories were Nottinghamshire Small Business of the Year, as well as Best Use of IT and Communications.
We were up against stiff competition, and were the only company to be finalists in two categories.
The Awards Ceremony was at the Nottingham Council House in The Old Market Square on Thursday night. IT and communications are clearly vital to our business. Both our clients and suppliers are in different parts of the world. We both send and receive work by e-mail, as well as using FTP services for larger files.
Suppliers and customers in many countries
We currently work with translators in over 27 countries (and counting), spread over 5 continents. We use in-country translators in most instances. This ensures best use of up to date and accurate terminology within the target language. We say in most cases, because translation is always about understanding both source and target languages. In some countries there is a lack of exposure to outside languages. This makes it difficult to find good local translators. We are very rigorous in our selection processes. Our team also works closely with our translators to ensure efficient and accurate work.
New business wins
In the small business category, we were up against much larger companies. Our improvements in both turnover and profitability were recognised. This is in a time of difficult trading conditions due to the recession. Last year we grew by 37%. We won significant key accounts. These included M&S for general retail. We also won new business with food retailers Thorntons, and Iceland Foods. Better Languages is very proud of its links with the city of Nottingham. This includes offering a translation service to local customers. Read about our local Nottingham translation service, or contact us for more details.