Prestige Network The Language Specialists - Translation Interpreting
Prestige Network News

Prestige Network helps Reading Chronicle launch first Polish newspaper in the UK

28 March 2006

Following the success of the first edition of the Reading Chronicle into Polish, Prestige has received a large number of enquiries related to Polish interpreting and Polish translation from many businesses in the area of Reading.

Leading language service provider, Prestige Network, helped The Reading Chronicle launch the UK’s first Polish edition newspaper to support the city’s increasing Polish population.

Prestige Network was approached by The Reading Chronicle, which is owned by the Trinity Mirror Group, to provide the translation.

Shohreh Fleming, chief executive of Prestige Network, said: “This is a great way of engaging people from other cultures, enabling them to integrate into their new communities and not to feel disenfranchised.”

The Reading Chronicle’s editor, Simon Jones, commented: “You normally need a week’s notice to translate 3000 words. Prestige Network translated the 5,000 words in our Polish edition within three days!”

National media have taken a great deal of interest in this partnership with The Media Guardian’s website featuring Prestige Network’s involvement with the translation.

Additionally, Shohreh Fleming will be discussing Prestige Network’s involvement on Meridian Television on Wednesday 11 and Thursday between 6.00pm and 6.30pm

"I just want to say a very big thank you to you and your team," remarked The Reading Chronicle’s editor, Simon Jones, "Your help and professionalism on this project was absolutely first class - you delivered on everything that we through at you and everyone here is delighted with the product. The media interest has been incredible. I'm mentioning Prestige and your work at every opportunity."

Some of the Prestige Network staff


Click on the picture or click here to read the Reading Chronicle report


For further information please contact:
Hayley Overfield at TAS Communications
Telephone: +44(0)1482 867867

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.