As we enter the party season, here at Eclipse Translations we raise an extra glass as December is our 20th anniversary.
In an industry where accuracy and precision are taken as a given, we have unearthed some remarkable gems. We have worked on a staggering 120,946 projects, translated an eye-popping 320 million words, worked in 330 languages and won five prestigious awards.
It has been an incredible journey and we are delighted to say that we are continuing to recruit high calibre staff, win exciting new contracts and extend the work that we do for many of our established clients.
The company was established in Holland as a technical translation bureau before relocating to the UK and Eclipse Translations Limited was registered in 1996. The choice of name reflected the growing range of languages and services we started to provide from a small office in Alnwick town centre.
The company kept expanding and in 2001 we constructed purpose-built offices in Alnwick, where we still are today. After further growth and the acquisition of two languages businesses in the north of England, Eclipse was itself acquired by RWS Group in 2005.
We continue to expand our services and expertise as part of the highly resourced RWS Group, which is officially recognised as one of the top 10 language providers in the world. This success includes the company’s contribution to RWS winning the Queen’s Award for Export in 2015 – which was also the same year we won the Belgium Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce ‘Golden Bridge’ Trade & Export Award.
Stuart Carter, managing director, said: “There have been so many landmarks throughout the years and growth has been continuous. Our success to date is based on having a top quality team of people who are absolutely focused on the needs of our customers. So, great credit must go to every member of staff who, together, make a fantastic team.
“This is also a timely moment to thank all of our customers – both well established and new – who place their confidence in us and provide us with the opportunity to demonstrate our expertise and our commitment to helping them move their businesses or organisations forward.
“It is interesting that our birthday falls within the festive season, which is a time of reflection and taking stock. In our 20 years there have been many changes to the way that we operate and like so many other sectors, the biggest change is in the use of technology and its role in customer service. Technology permeates every aspect of our business and we anticipate that this will be even more the case as we move forward. Our aim at Eclipse is to harness technology with our people so that we provide our customers with exceptional levels of service – for many more years to come!”