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On the edge of 30: RLI ready to celebrate three decades in business

Apr 10 in General

On the 1st of May 2019, RLI will be celebrating thirty years in business. From humble beginnings, RLI has grown into a truly international company, serving clients from all over the world.

RLI Celebrates 30 years in business

In 1989, RLI (then known as Robertson Languages International) started life as a language service provider, specialising in translation to language training, interpreting to localisation, and has since grown into a firmly-established brand in the language industry.

Since RLI was acquired by Swansea-based Wolfestone Holdings in 2017 , the company has grown and employed additional staff members.

Managing Director, Alex-Michelle Parr, said: “The past eighteen months have been nothing short of amazing. As well as having settled in to the new set up brilliantly, the team has grown the business in a massive and meaningful way. We’re all very excited about the launch of our new digital learning platform.”

Our digital revolution

RLI365, RLI’s new digital learning platform, will be available to our language trainees from the middle of April onwards.

Containing progress charts to online libraries, forums to feedback functions, RLI365 will allow our trainees to enhance their learning experience. Struggling to schedule and reschedule lessons will be a thing of the past thanks to RLI365’s new calendar function.

Anna Bastek, CEO of Wolfestone and passionate language learner herself commented: “I’m very excited about the launch of the portal as it allows trainees to access cutting–edge scientific applications through mobile, desktop or tablet from anywhere in the world.”

Celebrations in style

RLI has decided to celebrate this landmark event in style by throwing a party in Twyford, Reading – the small, rural village where the company’s impressive journey began almost thirty years ago and where it still has its headquarters.

The celebration will take place on Saturday 11th of May.

With a combination of company staff and local dignitaries attending, the landmark date is receiving the recognition it deserves, according to Roy Allkin, CEO of RLI.

He says: “To reach 30 years-of-age is hugely impressive for any business. But as much as the event will mark our inception, this is going to be our way of letting our team know how much we appreciate them.”

He continued: “But before the celebrations begin, it’s important to say thank you to our clients and suppliers, without whom we wouldn’t be where we are today.”

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