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Wolfestone Translation reaches UK business final

Wolfestone Translation Ltd, a local company established by Directors Roy Allkin and Anna Bastek, has reached the UK final of the FSB British Small Business Champions 2008 Awards in the Most Promising New Business category which is to be held at London’s prestigious Claridges Hotel on the 21st November 2008.
Wolfestone Translation Ltd, a local company established by Directors Roy Allkin and Anna Bastek, has reached the UK final of the FSB British Small Business Champions 2008 Awards in the Most Promising New Business category which is to be held at London’s prestigious Claridges Hotel on the 21st November 2008.  Thousands of entries were received across the UK and the 6 finalists were selected after numerous rounds of intense judging. The judges looked at factors including client relationship management, staff policies and attitudes, sales and marketing, outstanding results, obstacles overcome, future plans, and local community/charity involvement. In less than two years, Wolfestone has grown from being a company operating from a back bedroom into a successful global translation business. Their Head Office is located in South Wales, whilst they also have offices in Germany and a global network of translation professionals. The company employs 12 people and provide translation services to well known companies such as the BBC, Admiral, IBM and Unilever, as well as the Welsh Assembly Government and European Union. FSB British Small Business Champions 2008 Awards are a nationwide search for Britain's best businesses, brightest new businesses and the inspirational entrepreneurs behind them. Roy Allkin said “We are honoured to have made it as a finalist in this year’s competition as it recognises Wolfestone Translation’s  innovation, ethical approach and strong business acumen. Not only that, but it acknowledges Wolfestone’s passion and commitment to languages and communication. We are so proud of what we have achieved and the great people we have working at Wolfestone Translation.� Both Roy and Anna have always been entrepreneurial in outlook and had wanted to start their own company. Roy’s experience in business development and the voluntary sector lead him to notice the lack of professional translation companies in Wales and combining this with Anna’s excellent language skills (English, Polish and German) and marketing expertise seemed a natural development. They spent many months researching the translation industry thoroughly and developing their approach and strategic entry into the industry. They noticed that there was a gap in the market for a company offering big agency quality for small agency prices and service and were adamant that quality, value and exceptional customer service were paramount if swift inroads were to be made into the market. As well as translation and interpreting, the company has now added a variety of additional language services such as subtitling, transcription and specialist proofreading to name but a few. Their vision over the next 5 years is to develop a network of offices around the globe so that customer service will be further improved and will enable Wolfestone Translation to not only be more cost effective and operate in new markets but more importantly to be a 24/7/365 company. The hard work of the directors has certainly paid off and we hope that they will be further rewarded by being ‘Champions’ in the FSB British Small Business 2008 Awards in the Most Promising New Business category. Good luck, Wolfestone!

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