BSL (British Sign Language) is used by around 145,000 people in the UK. It is the first or preferred language of many Deaf* people. With the services of a Prestige Network BSL / English Interpreter, we can help hearing and Deaf people to communicate with each other.
* Conventionally, using the word ‘Deaf’ (with a capital ‘D’) refers to a person whose preferred language is BSL whereas ‘deaf’ (with a lowercase ‘d’) refers to any person with a significant hearing loss.
BSL was recognised as a language in its own right by the UK government on 18th March 2003. In fact, it is an official minority language in the UK and now has a similar status to that of other minority national languages such as Welsh and Gaelic.
BSL, like any other language, has its own vocabulary, grammar and expressions. Prestige Network offers BSL / English Interpreting services across-the-board, enabling communication between hearing and Deaf people in a variety of situations. Our highly trained BSL / English Interpreters are experienced in communicating emotions and feelings as well as the literal meaning that needs to be conveyed.
We have BSL / English Interpreters that provide interpreting and communication services for a wide range of business sectors, conferences, training events, business meetings as well as community interpreting including criminal, civil and family courts, solicitors, police and tribunals. With access to a large database of BSL / English Interpreters, Prestige Network can provide an interpreter that has relevant experience to the client's needs in a short span of time. Our friendly staff are just a phone call away!
All our BSL / English Interpreters are professionally qualified and all their work is carried out to a very high level ensuring that communication is clear and effective. They will also remain on neutral ground in all the work they do. In addition to that, all the work they perform will remain one hundred percent confidential. Our interpreters’ main aim is to enable communication between Deaf and hearing people both accurately and efficiently and we work only with qualified and/or registered BSL / English Interpreters.
Prestige Network is the best language specialist you can choose and all our BSL / English Interpreters are language professionals, offering you the best service they can. All our interpreters ensure they are up-to-date with the latest communication techniques by regular refresher courses.
All our BSL / English Interpreters adhere to a strict code of conduct and are very sensitive to their role, especially in legal issues. We understand that a BSL / English Interpreter's role is simply to provide an impartial interpretation of all communication and not to offer advice or opinions. Confidentiality is also key and is part of the interpreter’s strict code of conduct.
Prestige Network provides a wide range of services from simultaneous interpreting (simultaneous translation) with access to more than 300 languages, including BSL, - nationwide!
Call now on 01635 866 888 for a professional and friendly language service.
Prestige Network is able to provide BSL / English Interpreters to most counties and towns in England, Scotland & Wales. See areas covered listed below (not in any particular order):
Banffshire Banff Buckie Paignton Keith Macduff Ellon Turriff Angus/Forfarshire Chesterfield Forfar Dundee Arbroath Brechin Montrose Carnoustie Kirriemuir Argyllshire Inveraray Oban Dunoon Campbeltown Lochgilphead Tobermory Ayrshire Ayr Kilmarnock Irvine Saltcoats Kilwinning Newtown Welshpool Largs Troon Cumnock Portsoy Dufftown Berwickshire Chester Stockport Birkenhead Wallasey Runcorn Macclesfield Crewe Cornwall Greenlaw Duns Linton Cheshire Bodmin Truro Camborne Buxton Matlock Ashbourne Redruth St. Austell Falmouth Penzance Newquay Carlisle Whitehaven Workington Penrith Keswick Brampton Derbyshire Derby Ilkeston Swadlincote Devon Newton Abbot Tavistock Dorset Ffestiniog Barmouth Manchester Harlech Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy Monmouth Newport Blackwood Cwmbran Abergavenny Lowestoft Chepstow Tredegar Montgomeryshire/Sir Drefaldwyn Montgomery Machynlleth Llanidloes Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro Pembroke Milford Haven Haverfordwest Fishguard Tenby Poole Cumberland Weymouth Wimborne Huntingdonshire Huntingdon St. Ives St. Neots Ramsey Yaxley Kent Maidstone Canterbury Bromley Plymouth Torquay Barnstaple Rochester Margate Folkestone Dover Greenwich Lancashire Preston Nottingham Mansfield Worksop Newark Retford Southwell Oxfordshire Sherborne Bolton Warrington Barrow-in-Furness Melton Mowbray Dorchester Coalville Lutterworth Lincolnshire Lincoln Grimsby Scunthorpe Boston Grantham Stamford Skegness Louth Middlesex Somerset City of London Harrow Enfield Staines Ealing Potters Bar Westminster Norfolk Lancaster Liverpool King's Lynn Dereham Cromer Hunstanton Northampton Peterborough Corby Kettering Wellingborough Northumberland Alnwick Newcastle-upon-Tyne Morpeth Hexham Berwick-upon-Tweed Nottinghamshire Oxford Banbury Witney Bicester Henley-on-Thames Carterton Thame Rutland Oakham Uppingham. Cottesmore Shropshire Shrewsbury Telford Oswestry Bridgnorth Whitchurch Market Drayton Ludlow Taunton Nairnshire Bath Weston-super-Mare Yeovil Bridgwater Wells Glastonbury Staffordshire Stafford Stoke-on-Trent Wolverhampton Walsall Northamptonshire Cannock Lichfield Suffolk Ipswich Bury Wakefield Cardiganshire/Ceredigion Cardigan Barnsley Rotherham Great Yarmouth Newport Minster Shaftesbury Durham Durham Sunderland Stockton-on-Tees Darlington Hartlepool Gateshead Washington Essex Chelmsford Basildon Romford Southend Colchester Harlow Brentwood West Ham Gloucestershire Gloucester Bristol Cheltenham Stroud Cirencester Tewkesbury Hampshire Winchester Southampton Portsmouth Bournemouth Basingstoke Holywell Buckley St. Asaph Norwich Herefordshire Hereford Ross-on-Wye Leominster Ledbury Bromyard Kington Hertfordshire Hertford Watford St. Albans Hemel Hempstead Stevenage Hatfield WALES Anglesey/Sir Fon Beaumaris Holyhead Llangefni Scarborough Amlwch Menai Bridge Brecknockshire/Sir Frycheiniog Brecon Builth Wells Hay-on-Wye Talgarth Llanwrtwd Wells Caernarfonshire/Sir Gaernarfon Exeter Tiverton Caernarfon Nairn Auldearn Cawdor Ferness Orkney Bangor Llandudno Conwy Pwllheli Porthmadog Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin Kilsyth Bridge of Allan Denny Alva Sutherland Ammanford Llandovery Kidwelly Middlesbrough Whitby St. Clears Aberystwyth Lampeter St. Edmunds Felixstowe Sudbury Haverhill Bungay Surrey Guildford Croydon Woking Sutton Kingston-on-Thames Wandsworth Wimbledon Brixton Sussex Chichester Brighton Worthing Crawley Hastings Eastbourne Tullibody Dumfriesshire Dumfries Bognor Regis Horsham UK Warwickshire Warwick Birmingham Coventry Nuneaton Rugby Penicuik Dalkeith Bonnyrigg Morayshire Solihull Stratford-upon-Avon Westmorland Appleby Kendal Windermere Ambleside Kirkby Lonsdale Wiltshire Trowbridge Salisbury Swindon Devizes Marlborough Warminster Worcestershire Worcester Dudley Kidderminster Stourbridge Halesowen Malvern Evesham Carmarthen Llanelli Yorkshire Northallerton Beverley Hull Bridlington Driffield Hornsea Filey Wakefield Bradford Halifax Harrogate Selkirkshire Doncaster New Quay Tregaron Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych Denbigh Wrexham Ruthin Abergele Llangollen Flintshire/Sir Fflint Mold Flint Rhyl Prestatyn Connah's Quay Glamorgan/Morgannwg Cardiff Swansea Merthyr Chippenham Tydfil Barry Caerphilly Bridgend Neath Pontypridd Merioneth/Meirionnydd Dolgellau Bala Tywyn Blaenau St. David's Radnorshire/Sir Faesyfed Presteigne Llandrindod Wells Knighton Rhayader New Radnor SCOTLAND Leicestershire Leicester Loughborough Hinckley Aberdeenshire Aberdeen Peterhead Fraserburgh Inverurie Huntley Eyemouth Lauder Coldstream Buteshire Rothesay Millport Brodick Lochranza Cromartyshire Cromarty Ullapool Newton Stewart Whithorn ENGLAND Caithness Wick Thurso Halkirk Castletown Clackmannanshire Clackmannan Alloa Tillicoultry Annan Lockerbie Moffat Sanquhar Langholm Gretna Grangemouth Dornoch Helmsdale Brora Golspie Lairg Durness Tongue West Lothian/Linlithgowshire Linlithgow Livingston Bo'ness Broxburn Whitburn Armadale Bathgate Wigtownshire Wigtown Stranraer Bedfordshire Bedford Luton Dunstable Leighton Buzzard Leeds Sheffield Biggleswade Sandy Renfrew Paisley Greenock Johnstone Berkshire Reading Bracknell Maidenhead Newbury Thatcham Windsor Wokingham Abingdon Buckinghamshire Aylesbury Milton Keynes Slough Buckingham High Wycombe Cambridgeshire Cambridge Wisbech Ely March Whittlesey Chatteris Dunbartonshire/Dumbartonshire Dumbarton Clydebank Cumbernauld Helensburgh Alexandria Kirkintilloch East Lothian/Haddingtonshire Haddington North Berwick Dunbar Tranent East Linton Fife Cupar Dunfermline Glenrothes Kirkcaldy St. Andrews Cowdenbeath Burntisland Inverness-shire Inverness Fort William Kingussie Newtonmore Portree Kincardineshire Stonehaven Banchory Laurencekirk Inverbervie Kinross-shire Kinross Milnathort Kirkcudbrightshire Kircudbright Castle Douglas Dalbeattie New Galloway Lanarkshire Lanark Glasgow East Kilbride Hamilton Motherwell Coatbridge Carluke Midlothian/Edinburghshire Edinburgh Musselburgh Elgin Forres Rothes Lossiemouth Fochabers Nairnshire Nairn Auldearn Cawdor Ferness Orkney Kirkwall Sromness Balfour Peeblesshire Peebles Innerleithen West Linton Perthshire Perth Crieff Pitlochry Callander Blairgowrie Rattray Coupar Angus Kincardine Renfrewshire Port Glasgow Barrhead York Kilmalcolm Ross-shire Dingwall Stornaway Tain Alness Invergorden Roxburghshire Jedburgh Hawick Kelso Melrose Roxburgh Selkirk Clovenfords Galashiels Shetland Lerwick Scalloway Baltasound Stirlingshire Stirling Falkirk