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Prestige Network helps communicate housing messages in Colchester

19 September 2006

Prestige Network is delighted to report another significant contract win, cementing its position as one of the leading language service providers in the UK.

The Berkshire-based company has been appointed by Colchester Borough Homes to deliver face to face interpreting, BSL interpreting, telephone interpreting and translation as a part of contract initially set for one year.

Colchester Borough Homes has been set up by Colchester Borough Council to manage its housing and its work includes tenancy management, repairs and maintenance and sheltered housing. With around 150 staff, Colchester Borough Homes is already getting the message out across the organisation that Prestige Network is now on hand to meet all of its translation and interpreting needs.

The organisation has called upon the services of Prestige Network as a company that they believe is “a fantastic one stop shop service for translation and interpretation.” Steven McNally, Director of Customer Services for Colchester Borough Homes, said: “With Colchester Borough Homes and Prestige Network working together, it ensures that we make all our services accessible to all of our customers whatever their communication needs. We are committed to working towards meeting the needs of all our customers.”

Making sure that Colchester Borough Homes is able to communicate housing related messages across the borough, especially to hard to reach groups, is something that Prestige Network has the experience and the resources to deliver.

With a wide network of professional translators and interpreters, Prestige can ensure that information is available in a range of formats within short timeframes, so that vital advice on housing can be communicated swiftly and directly.

Anthony Fleming, Prestige Network’s Director of Operations, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Colchester Borough Homes to help convey its messages to residents and other groups across the borough.

“Our aim is to help the organisations that we work with meet their equality and diversity standards and this not only means the translation of documents into a range of languages, but also providing information in large print and often having an interpreter on call.

“With experienced professionals working for us across the country we are able to meet all of our client’s needs which in turn allows them to deliver their services to the highest possible level.”

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Hayley Overfield at TAS Communications
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Notes to Editors:
Formed in 1991 Prestige Network is a specialist language services provider, based in Thatcham, UK.

The company currently employs 15 people at its head office in the Thatcham site, with around 3, 000 language specialists across the UK with offices in London and Edinburgh

Prestige Network can cater for all language and communications needs in the public sector including central and local government departments, the NHS, charities, the police and other public organisations

They can provide services in language translation, face to face and telephone interpreting, multilingual publishing, voice recording, Braille, British Sign Language, language and cultural consultancy, language teaching, multilingual copywriting and website localisation.