27 Sep 2021
St Helens Chamber Business Growth Programme has helped a local firm beat off stiff competition, to win a prestigious translation contract with the Greater London Authority.
Transbless Translations is owned by Aida Nelson. Aida was born in Colombia, and as a student there, she excelled in English Language studies. In her late teens, Aida moved to the UK to continue with her studies, eventually becoming fluent in English. She then moved to Germany to live, and quickly became fluent in German as well. Aida lived and studied in Germany for many years. During this time, she obtained a university degree in medical and legal translations.
Aida formed Transbless Translations with her husband Stuart Nelson. Stuart was a Solicitor of the High Court and was an expert in his field. Combining their expertise, the couple focussed the business on the highly specialised fields of legal and medical translation.
In November last year, the company was made aware of a tender opportunity to carry out translation services for The Greater London Authority.
Aida says: “We couldn’t believe it, one of our clients had recommended us to the Greater London Authority, and they contacted us directly to ask us to tender for the project. We were so overwhelmed, that such an important agency would consider us, it was so exciting”
Aida’s early enthusiasm was somewhat curtailed when she received the documentation for the tender. She says: “I had never done this before in the UK, and I realised fairly quickly that I would need help to put together a proposal”
Aida contacted St Helens Chamber Business Support Team. The Business Growth Programme provides 12 hours fully funded expert consultancy and was the perfect solution to the problem. However, due to the short time frame for the application, speed was of the essence.
The Chamber tendering consultant was briefed, and he quickly instigated the support required. Working closely with Aida, he assimilated the relevant information, and the pair put together the Transbless Translation proposal for the GLA.
Aida enthused: “The consultant was brilliant, absolutely brilliant. We communicated intensively for a number of days. It was a lot of work, but we were both happy with the end result, and I really enjoyed working with him”
The hard work paid off, and Transbless Translations was awarded the contract with the Greater London Authority. Furthermore, the GLA has been so impressed with the company’s work, that it is considering to extend the contract next year.
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