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Skrivanek Group

London, UK                                   
Skrivanek Group                        
Communications House           
26 York Street                             


Who are we?

Since its establishment nearly 20 years ago Skrivanek has become a leading global provider of translation and localization services. From its headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic and through its unique branch structure spread across 14 countries and three continents Skrivanek successfully translates around 20 million words per month for a wide range of international organizations and multinational companies. Our 50 branches worldwide enable us to source the most suitable translators and subject specialists for each individual project producing high quality results for our clients delivered on time and in budget.

Skrivanek’s Key Account Manager for the UK is Joe Atkinson- a Yorkshireman by birth and a graduate of Liverpool University, Joe has lived and worked in countries as varied as Switzerland and Saudi Arabia over the last 20 years. As a result he is able to bring a unique viewpoint to the translation business, understanding both the requirements of UK clients while at the same time having an excellent overview of cultural and linguistic norms worldwide. In short he speaks your language!

Why should you work with us?

Specialization-  over the years Skrivanek has developed a vast amount of linguistic and technical expertise in a wide range of sectors so whatever the subject matter of your document we have the specialists to translate it.

Global Presence and Local Quality Assurance- Skrivanek’s unique combination of global and local presence enables us to pass on the best of both worlds to our clients in terms of recruitment, quality assurance and 24/7 availability.

A Single-contact-point- You will be assigned a dedicated project manager with extensive experience in public sector projects .This project manager will oversee your project from start to finish taking care of all linguistic and technical requirements.
Comprehensive Services- a one stop shop for all your translation and localization needs including DTP, software and multimedia localization and much more.

Advanced Technology- Skrivanek has achieved its position as a world leader in translation services through its commitment to investment in the latest technology. We use the latest translation and localization tools to process your documents in the most cost and time effective way while at the same time tracking the whole process with our own highly developed content and business  management systems.

Our Experience - We have nearly twenty years hands-on experience in the management of single and multiple language projects, handling large volumes with short turnaround times for clients such as AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Monster Worldwide, TESCO Stores and many more.

Commitment to Quality- Quality and efficiency is assured on every project by our strict adherence to ISO 9001:2008 and EN 15038 standards. Skrivanek was the first translation company in Central Europe to be certified to both these standards. 

Who we work for in the public sector?

As well as the global corporations mentioned above Skrivanek is proud to be a supplier of language translation services to a number of national and international organizations. Most notably Skrivanek has met the stringent selection requirements of the European Union and has supplied translation services to European institutions including the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Court of Auditors since 2004.

We have also successfully tendered for projects offered by UNICEF, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, and the United Nations in Geneva.

Skrivanek is no stranger to the translation requirements of local, regional and national government either, supplying high quality translations  to government ministries in several countries responsible for key sectors such as home affairs, employment and social affairs, education, regional development, agriculture etc, the German Federal Tax Authority, regional and municipal authorities, job centres, heritage institutes, museums and a range of other institutions across Europe.


Through its reputation for quality and reliability Skrivanek has become a well known translation “name” across Europe. We already have many satisfied clients in the UK private sector, and we are now experiencing a growing demand for our services across the public sector. We can assure you that we will do everything to meet and exceed your expectations as we do on a daily basis for our clients worldwide. 


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