Preston language company wins £250k EU tender

Preston-based Lifeline Language Services has won a £250,000 tender for translation and transcription services for a major EU legal department.

LifelineWith the project running for two years Lifeline will deliver language support for the department’s legal cases right across Europe.

Established 25 years, Lifeline provides a full range of language services including translation, interpretation, voiceover and subtitling.

With 11 staff at offices in Preston city centre, the company maintains a team of approximately 3,500 freelance linguists worldwide covering over 150 languages.

Managing director Lynn Everson said: “We had already handled some thousand pages and ten languages for this client following a previous smaller tender win, and so selection for this next, much bigger, phase is really exciting. "We know this time we were up against tough competition from other big players right across Europe. However, the tender authorities seem to have recognized our exceptional capability and experience in translation and transcription in their languages. The award notification says our submission scored 97% against the tender’s technical criteria.”