Prestige Network Celebrates Major Arabic interpreting contract for Oxford-based Business School

Jackie Benn, sales consultant at Prestige NetworkThatcham-based family business language services company Prestige Network is celebrating a major contract delivering Arabic interpreting to a group of 40 executive business students at an Oxford-based Business School.

Classroom interpreting, conference interpreting, tour guide interpreting and Face-to-Face interpreting, were all part of the package delivered by Prestige Network’s Arabic interpreters.

Jackie Benn, sales consultant at Prestige Network, said: “The Business School is one of Europe’s youngest and most entrepreneurial business schools with a reputation for innovative business education. The school is dedicated to developing a new generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.

“The school Googled us, found us online and stayed with us from their first phone call. They were delighted with the quality of interpreters and the integration with the teaching staff and executive students and indeed were very happy with the whole operation.”

The contract, worth £26,000, was delivered over a 10-day period in May 2013. It was an intrinsic part of the school’s delivery of English business acumen to the business executives, from the United Arab Emirates. This Business School is highly ranked worldwide in the Financial Times’ combined ranking of Executive Education programmes.

Jackie said: “There are up to 20 groups of such business executives coming to the college each year and I’m hoping that this is going to be Prestige Network’s first step on the ladder towards a long and successful relationship with the school The Business School is a world leader in business education and we are very proud to be a part of that.”

Prestige Network employs more than 20 staff and 5,000 specialist language freelancers based all over the UK, who speak and translate more than 200 languages.  Prestige Network caters for language and communications needs in the commercial and public sector (including the NHS, local government departments, charities, the police and other public organisations).

Other recent wins for Prestige Network in the last financial year have been:

  • A new contract to provide Face-to-Face Interpreting at a major Thames Valley hospital.
  • To provide Arabic interpreting to a big British corporate company in the oil and gas industry for eight months in 2012-2013. The contract was the first that Prestige Network had delivered to this corporate organisation, which operates globally, although the language company has done other work for the oil and gas industry.
  • A coveted two-year contract to provide British Sign Language (BSL) and spoken language services to the Department for Work and Pensions. It follows Prestige Network’s successful place on a framework agreement by Buying Solutions, the national procurement partner for UK public services. The contract is for Face-to-Face Interpreting services for spoken languages and BSL – 24/7, 365 days a year.

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