Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Language Connect, a global language services and multilingual digital marketing company, has been ranked in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the UK. Now in its 17th year, the league table has become the definitive and most-acclaimed barometer of private company growth.

Iwona Stepien and Ben Taylor both in their twenties at the time founded Language Connect with just £3,000 in start-up capital from their South London flat. The company’s growth in revenue of 410% over the last 3 years placed it 50th in the Fast Track 100. Language Connect joins an illustrious list that has included some of the brightest UK business success stories in recent years such as Innocent Drinks and Net-A-Porter.com.

Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson recognised Language Connect as a Fast Track 100 business started by young entrepreneurs in his comments on this year’s winners. He said “We’ve had so many young entrepreneurs excited by the chance to receive a helping hand to turn their dreams into reality. The businesses making it into the Fast Track 100 can be an inspiration to them.”

Commenting on the news, Managing Director Ben Taylor said: “Being recognised in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 is the proudest achievement for us at Language Connect in our 10-year history and is well deserved for the hard work put in by the exceptionally talented team that we have here. As the UK economy bounces back from recession, we expect future growth both here domestically and internationally in the US and Germany as well as the emerging economies in Asia.”

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{Members of Language Connect’s management team pictured in our London head office.}

From left to right: Karen Briddon, Iwona Stepien, Amy Lovejoy, Ben Taylor, Anna Chiara Astuti, Sabine Ritzinger, Krisztina Csanaky.


About Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100

The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years. Fast Track 100 is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each December, with an awards event at Richard Branson’s Oxfordshire home each May and follow-up regional dinners throughout the year.

About Language Connect

Language Connect’s solutions and services support companies operating in multilingual environments from research and marketing through to customer support and contracts. In the last 12 months, Language Connect has translated over 50 million words in more than 100 different languages for its clients. Its differentiation in the highly competitive language services market includes custom solutions providing speed and cost efficiencies for specific industry 

Contact Profile

Language Connect

Language Connect work with clients to address language and cultural needs on a global scale. The company provides full-service translation, localisation, interpreting, voice over and specialist language services to clients in vertical industries such as marketing and research, e-retail, hospitality and finance. Language Connect has a dedicated team of 60 staff spread across offices in London, New York, Munich, Istanbul and Melbourne complemented by a worldwide network of over 5,000 professional linguists.

Ben Taylor
P: +44 (0) 20 7940 8100
W: www.languageconnect.net/en-AU/


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