The race for overseas bargains has officially started! The dollar registered a record drop in November, increasing the value of sterling to well over two dollars. And it’s not just the avid shoppers and the enthusiastic tourists that grabbed the news and booked a ticket to the next flight over the Atlantic, but savvy business investors as well.
Lingo24, a young and dynamic e-business that managed to reach the top in the area of translation services in just a few years, is seizing the opportunity with gusto and expanding its operations in the Americas. With an office already opened in New York in 2007, the company is now ready to continue its sustained growth and heading south to Costa Rica and Panama.
“We’re very keen on getting involved in the fast-developing economies of Central America, and are excited about working with the warm, professional people we’ve met there”, says Managing Director Christian Arno.
The launch of Lingo24’s new Central American office is scheduled for January 2008. The event will be a significant step forward for the company, strengthening its presence in this time-zone and bringing customers in the area even better service levels.
Lingo24 is one of the fastest-growing translation companies in the world, with operations in the UK and seven other countries worldwide. Founded in 2001, the company is a great case study for: e-business (90% of its customers find it through the Internet), globalisation (its business is a barometer of globalisation for British
business, and the company itself has 'internationalised' in a short space of time), EU expansion (the company has its largest operation in Timisoara, Romania), green business (the company has a strict environmental policy and limited office use to minimise unnecessary travel), home-working (Lingo24 employees work from home more than 95% of the time), youthful entrepreneurialism (the company was established by a 22-year-old graduate of Oxford University).