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An award-winning language services company with decades of experience, offering a professional, friendly and approachable service

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Who are we?

Wessex Translations was one of the first translation companies to be established in the UK and we are proud to have been in business for over 50 years. While technology and working practices have changed dramatically in this time, our company ethos has remained the same. Our clients have always been our main focus, and we pride ourselves on the long-standing relationships we have developed. Our commitment to service excellence has been vital to the longevity of the business and continues to motivate us in all we do. We frequently go above and beyond for our clients, which we believe sets us apart from the rest.

With decades in the business, we have built an exceptional team of freelance translators and interpreters who we enjoy working with and know we can rely on. We see them as an extension to our in-house team and value the close relationships we have forged over the years. From our freelancers (some of whom have worked with us from the very beginning) to our talented in-house team, and those who have been both – we're grateful to all of them for helping us to build the company into what it is today.

Our clients

Our French office

While our main office is in Hampshire, UK, we also have a sales office in France to help us meet the needs of our French client base.

Our French Office Manager, Delphine, is responsible for fostering client relationships in France and ensuring that we are doing everything we can to meet their needs. With the help of our project managers in the UK, she is an integral part of our commitment to service excellence.

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Our clients

We work with clients from a wide range of industries, all of whom place great importance on maintaining privacy. For this reason, we do not list our clients or advertise our contacts. Instead, a lot of our business comes from recommendations, which is something we are very proud of.

Throughout more than 45 years of trading, we have worked with more than 2,000 clients in various sectors:

1 million

words processed per month on clients' multilingual websites

We use the latest software solutions to help translate and maintain our clients’ websites

1.5 million

words of technical manuals translated every month

We were the first Language Service Provider in the UK to use WorldServer; one of the industry's leading Globalisation Management Systems

More than

74,500 pages

translated for the European Institutions

In 1997 we won our first contract with the European Parliament


50 clients

rely on Wessex to translate their tender documents, making us a trusted partner in their business growth.

We often work overnight and at weekends to ensure delivery schedules are met

We regularly translate SmPCs, labelling and package leaflets in up to

24 languages

for our pharmaceutical and CRA clients.

Some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies have trusted Wessex Translations for more than 20 years – and continue to do so


31,000 hours

of Court Interpreting for Crown Courts, Magistrates Courts & Law Firms

We have access to over 2,000 professional, qualified and experienced interpreters

"Timely, accurate and responsive. Wessex has taken a complex task of translating highly technical manuals into multiple languages and turned it into a seamless process."

Alison, Waterblast tool manufacturer

"We have utilised Wessex regularly over more than 10 years and I can honestly say that every interaction with them is a pleasure! We return to use them because of the excellent delivery and wonderfully prompt timelines. The bonus comes from the lovely staff, who cannot do enough for their clients."

Jonathan, Pharmaceutical learning & development consultancy

Many clients have trusted Wessex for their language requirements for

over 10 years

and some over

30 years

Our longest-standing client has relied on our services for over 35 years

"A friendly team that offers a very efficient and professional service that gives us confidence in the information we send out in over 30 languages."

Janice, Finishing technology manufacturer


71,000 multilingual pages

typeset for our clients’ Marketing, Sales, Training, HR, Artwork and Technical Publications departments.

Our typesetting team are experienced in various design software to ensure content can be delivered to the same high standard as the original


At Wessex Translations we apply meticulous standards of quality control to ensure that we always deliver professional and accurate services tailored to your needs. While we pride ourselves on our rapid, customer-driven service, we never allow speed to compromise quality.

As the longest-standing member of the Association of Translation Companies (ATC) and one of the first corporate members of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI), we always ensure that our service upholds the high standards expected in the industry. The fact that we are a three-time winner of the ITI’s biennial Best Translation Company award and a finalist in the South Coast Business Awards only drives us to work even harder to maintain and improve on these high standards for our clients.

ISO 9001 accredited

Our long-standing reputation of providing high-quality translations and customer service is now backed up by our ISO 9001 accreditation. This accreditation is the benchmark for quality and enables buyers to have utter confidence in the service they are purchasing. It represents our commitment to quality, and demonstrates this to our clients from day one. To quote ISO: “Implementing ISO 9001 means your organisation has put in place effective processes and trained staff to deliver flawless products or services time after time.”

Charitable contributions

Outside the world of translation, we are enthusiastic about helping others and frequently take part in fundraising activities. From Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day and Macmillan’s Coffee Morning, to Wear a Hat Day organised by Brain Tumour Research, we love to get involved and raise money for a good cause.

Every year, Wessex staff nominate and vote for at least two local charities that they feel would benefit from a quarterly donation from Wessex. We also continue to support the Friends of the Children of Orissa charity every year. It has been obvious from the correspondence and thanks that we have received over the years that Wessex donations are very much appreciated and have been put to good use, and we have enjoyed following their progress.

Check out our blog for updates on what our team is doing next.

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Our services



We translate written text between all languages for a wide variety of industries and deliver over 60 million words every year

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Our face-to-face or telephone interpreters can help you to communicate easily in numerous situations, from small meetings to large conferences

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We can deliver your translated documents in their native design format, looking just as polished as the original and ready to print

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Website Localisation

Website Localisation

If you’re trying to reach a wider audience, we have a number of solutions to translate and manage your foreign-language website

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We are always happy to help you with any of your language needs

Please contact us to discuss your needs and speak about getting a quote. Our project managers are always happy to help.

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