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ISO success again

We are proud to announce that our certifications for ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 have just been renewed again without any non-conformities. This is particularly good news as our Director, Liz Robertson, was Chair of the international panel that developed ISO 17100. ISO 9001 is the standard that shows we have systems to establish our

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BREXIT: Halloween Horror or Autumn Windfall?

BREXIT is an external event beyond our personal control or that of our individual companies, however large they might be. Who knows what the effects will be? Will we lose clients or develop better relations with our EU friends and find new ones in other parts of the world as well? All we can be

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Post Brexit Opportunities

Successful international businesses see opportunities everywhere. And that’s what we see happening since Brexit. Our clients are already changing tack: exporters are looking at a re-invigorated drive into European exports to take advantage of current exchange rates with updated multilingual websites. Others are planning localisation of their catalogues for the Arab world and South America.

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Mandarin masters, present and future

Kevin Rudd, Mandarin master Last week my children started Chinese lessons, thanks to an extra-curricular club which has just been set up at their school. I’ve been saying for long enough that Mandarin Chinese is the language I’d be choosing today if I were their age and thinking about a long-term career choice – so

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Language tips from the Dulwich Boys

A fascinating BBC article yesterday told the story of the “The Dulwich Boys” – a group of, well, boys pressed into service by the British War Office to learn Japanese in a hurry when Japan invaded Pearl Harbour in 1942. Because “learning exotic languages [had not been] a priority for imperial Britain in the 1930s”,

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