Sheffield speaks the language of success as Today Translations chooses city for new office
Caption: Today Translations CEO and founder Jurga Zilinskiene
A London-based translation firm has become the latest company to choose Sheffield as the place to expand its business.
Global languages services provider, Today Translations, is set to open a new office in Sheffield in May 2017. It joins other businesses – including Rank Group and Fragomen – who have ventured north from London to establish a new base in the city.
The company, which was launched in 2001 by CEO and founder Jurga Zilinskiene, currently has 28 staff members operating from London, Europe and Latin America.
Initially, seven new jobs will be available, from graduate-level project management positions and professional linguist positions through to a management role responsible for high-level project management and team leadership. After the initial establishment phase, the firm is committed to growing its presence in Sheffield even further.
Councillor Leigh Bramall, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Business and Economy at Sheffield City Council, said: “We are delighted to welcome Today Translations to the city.
“The fact that they have recognised Sheffield’s ever-growing talent pool of graduates and workers, our exemplary office stock and the inimitable lifestyle offer that Sheffield is now renowned for is a further boost for Sheffield’s reputation as a first-class place to live, work and do business.
“We wish the team every success with the launch, development and future expansion in the city.”
Claire Brown, Operations Manager at Today Translations, explained the reasons for choosing Sheffield: “The company directors have had a personal connection with Sheffield for some years now, and have long been impressed with the city’s vibrant and diverse business community.
“Sheffield has an advantageous central location with strong transport links to our headquarters in London as well as other major cities in the Midlands and North of England.
“Finally, with its two respected universities, and a high proportion of students choosing to remain in Sheffield after graduation, the company anticipates the availability of the robust and highly-skilled workforce we require.”
Speaking of their chosen location at Omnia, Courtwood House, Claire said: “We were impressed with the central location, the fresh and light appearance of the office, and the great communal space.The customer service from the Omnia staff regarding queries and finalising of the lease agreement has been both attentive and accommodating.”
The initial staff members will be in place for May 2017, with the graduate-level jobs available after university graduation this summer. Details of the positions currently available can be found here.
Invest Sheffield – part of Creative Sheffield, the economic development arm of Sheffield City Council – supported Today Translations with the move. As well as identifying suitable premises and introducing them to the University of Sheffield for graduate recruitment, they provided benchmarking data for the city’s salary costs.
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