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Translation and interpreting

Trusted and accurate communication in more than 60 languages

Benefits

  • Accurate

    Subject experts ensure complex information is translated accurately

  • Secure

    All linguists are security cleared to handle sensitive information

  • Experienced

    Proven track record of working at highest levels of government

Our professional, highly experienced and reliable linguists provide translation and interpreting services from and into more than 60 languages via English.

Our team’s expertise is spread across a wide range of specialist subject areas, such as law, finance and public administration. This ensures your requirements are always met by someone who understands the legal, business or political environment you’re working in.

We ensure your messages and information are conveyed accurately, consistently and professionally in a language your audience understands.

We provide services to:

  • the FCDO
  • a broad range of other UK government departments and agencies
  • friendly foreign governments
  • the EU

Translation services

Our in-house translators provide high-quality written translations of documents for both information and publication in the fields of public administration and law, where accuracy is vital.

Interpreting services

Our interpreters provide spoken translation services:

  • at key events in the national and international calendar, such as State visits, the G6, G7 and G20 summits, and COP26
  • for high-level, high-profile figures such as the UK Prime Minister, Cabinet ministers, ministers of State and senior civil servants

The interpreters we use are all highly qualified and experienced at this level of interpreting, and security cleared.

Our service to you

Our services are flexible and can be easily commissioned to meet your timelines. All our linguists adhere to a strict policy for handling and distributing sensitive or protected material and documents.

Our core in-house team works in conjunction with an extensive panel of tried-and-tested and security-cleared freelancers. This means you can be confident the professionals working on your behalf are well qualified, experienced and reliable.

Translating ‘Check an HGV’ app into eight languages

The Cabinet Office created an app to explain the new rules for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) entering and leaving the UK. We made sure this information was clear and understandable in eight languages.

Read more about our translation of the app

Find out more

To discuss how we can help your organisation, talk to one of our experts.

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