About us

One of the UK’s longest-established translation companies – and much more

Lynn, our MD, started Lifeline back in 1990 on a dining table, with a fax and typewriter (yes! a typewriter! And a fax! Remember those?), helping local trucking companies work in France and Spain.

In fact here’s our MD featuring the company in the papers a couple of years later!

Love the gear – how 90s is that??

And no, we had no control over the headline – hence the glaring error in “Olé“!

We’ve come a long way since, acquiring three companies.

Lifeline history

Today our skilled expert linguist team delivers projects in 100 languages from our top-floor Preston offices, working in almost every format ranging from text files and Word, through to the full gamut of multimedia formats – from simple audio recording to synced foreign language voiceover and from business cards to 100-page InDesign catalogues.

We also provide interpreting solutions across Europe, ranging from a phone call to a 100-delegate 10-language research conference.

That’s not all – in addition to translation, our services also include multilingual transcription, copywriting, back-translation / proofreading and foreign language voiceover / subtitling as well as accessibility support – BSL / SSE / Braille.

We’re here for you.

We work with household name businesses and NGOs, with tiny SMEs, with private individuals, with the public sector, and more.

We’re proud to have an outstanding reputation as a trusted, helpful and knowledgeable partner. We’re here to help, which is why we share our knowledge with our clients instead of hoarding it like most providers do. We see our clients’ success as every bit as important as our own.

So if you’d like a better solution for your project, please just drop us a line (in total confidence of course) and we’ll get straight back to you. Or call our helpful team on UK Freefone 0800 783 4678 (Intnl 0044 1772 558858)