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About LBC

The Manchester-based Languages for Business Centre (LBC) has been in business since 1992, specialising in the provision of customised language solutions for companies involved in international trade in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

In recognition of the quality of our services, we were awarded UKTI's prestigious and much sought-after Regional and National Awards for language services to export for 2001/2003. The citation stated that 'LBC's application was particularly well supported by many of its clients who had recorded substantial bottom-line impact and job retention as a result of LBC's services, and that consequently, this award was made for LBC's wide variety of service and language provision."

National award-winning business language training, translating and interpreting services
National Training Award presentation at the DTI in London

Our dedicated in-house team of professional linguists is supported by a network of highly-qualified consultants, language trainers, translators and interpreters, each with their own sector and country-specific expertise. This means that we can offer the most comprehensive range of language services for exporters who are looking to open up new markets or expand existing ones, setting new standards in personal commitment to your success. In short we offer the following "one stop" services

  • Customised, task and sector-specific language courses in all major languages including English for special purposes, cultural briefings and business etiquette
  • A professional translations service in all major languages
  • A specialist simultaneous, consecutive and ad-hoc interpreting service
  • Business development and customer service support for businesses based both in the UK and Europe, including an international calls service, market research and problem solving
  • Language consultancy. We evaluate the way your company presents its products and services to overseas customers and suggest low and no-cost solutions to improve your export strategy and customer service and increase exports and the bottom line
  • Language audits and needs analyses
  • Language skills assessment. We assess the language competence of candidates for posts requiring foreign language skills
  • Advice and assistance on setting up a company-based language resource centre

The Languages for Business Centre
e-mail info@languages-for-business.com  Tel ++44 (0) 845 459 8964 Mobile ++44 (0)7878 899 967