With offices in Singapore, Germany and the US, this London firm’s network of more than 6,000 translators helps brands such as Skyscanner and Karen Millen conduct market research and grow overseas. Managing director Ben Taylor, 36, and his wife Iwona Stepien, 43, invested £3,000 to start the business in 2003. Overseas sales hit £1.9m last year. Demand is high for Arabic translations and it plans to open a base in Dubai.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank53
CompanyLanguage Connect
ActivityTranslation services provider
LocationCentral London
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa54.89%
International sales £000s*1,861
Total sales £000s*7,072
Staff60
Founded2003
Websitewww.languageconnect.net

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