Everyone at Lingo24 is in their role because it’s what they do best. From marketers and management, to translators and technologists, every ‘Lingo-ist’ (a Lingo24 employee…) has found their area of expertise and perform impeccably.
A recent article in the Herald Scotland, ‘eCommerce is a global treasure trove … but Scotland’s more serious about belly dancing’, questions why Scottish government and businesses have yet to take advantage of the enormous opportunities presented by eCommerce.
As native English speakers, it’s easy to assume that because English is the world’s most commonly spoken second language, there’s no need to bother with a second tongue. But the fact is, those leaving education armed with fluency in at least one foreign tongue will be at a distinct advantage over other job-hunters. Language, after all, is one of the last few remaining barriers in creating a true global village.
Recently Lingo24 was listed as a regional finalist in the HSBC Business Thinking competition, which earned us a place on the Thought Exchange trip to Istanbul in mid-September – a chance for business leaders from Scotland and Northern Ireland to swap ideas and build business relationships.
Online translators’ community ProZ.com is hosting three virtual conferences from September through to November for translators, agencies and translation buyers, covering all aspects of the language services and global marketing communication industries.
Lingo24, Scotland’s most successful translation and localisation company, with a turnover of £3.65m in 2009, broke into the US market this month, launching a full-time hub in Silicon Valley.
Lingo24 is one of the six regional finalists for Scotland and Northern Ireland as part of HSBC’s Business Thinking programme. And as a finalist, Lingo24’s founder and CEO Christian Arno is heading off to Istanbul this week on a Thought Exchange trip.