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Business Language Services (BLS) was established in 1990 with the aim of providing high quality translation, interpreting and language training services to business and professional people in the UK. The company has a head office and training centre in Abergavenny, South Wales.
BLS was one of the first ‘Language Excellence (LX) Centres’ in the UK and is a full member of The Association of Translation Companies (ATC), the main professional body governing the UK translation industry. In 2003, BLS qualified as one of the ‘Fast Growth 50’ companies in Wales and also won the national Language Trainer Award.
BLS provides the full range of language service in over 150 language combinations. We have a team of experienced in-house linguists for the common European languages who are supported by a network of specialist translators and tutors for other languages and to handle peak workloads.
BLS has experience of translating a wide variety of texts including Technical and Training manuals; Publicity material (brochures, Press Releases, advertising copy); Legal contracts; Websites, Commercial texts etc. We have also gained specialist knowledge of some niche markets such as tourguide script production, translation and recording with sound effects/backing tracks.
BLS uses Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access) as standard but also works with DTP packages like QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign, VisiLink and PageMaker. We use TRADOS translation management software to ensure quality and consistency in all our translation work. BLS works to a quality system and a second linguist checks all translations before despatch.
Why trust BLS?
Ø BLS has been established for 14 years.
Ø As one of the UK’s leading language services companies, BLS is very much focused on quality. All our translators are experienced and have the necessary qualifications within their professional area of expertise to produce high quality work. All work is then reviewed and revised under our in-house quality system by at least one other specialist linguist.
Ø We are flexible and responsive and will always try to meet our clients’ needs. With four incoming phone lines, in-house server and VPN capabilities we are online about 12 hours each day and endeavour to respond quickly to any e-mail or phone requests.
Ø We offer the full range of language and support services, so can manage your project from the design stage through multilingual translation, revision, DTP and printing. For websites, we will work with your web designers to ensure that your website works for you.
BLS’s clients include many of the world’s major multi-national companies covering all major industry sectors, as well as many smaller (SME) enterprises and public sector organisations. We look forward to working with your company.