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Bear with us, while we toot our own horn…


Earlier this year, we boasted that another one of our in-house translators, Nick Ives, had attained qualified membership of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, joining Senior Project Manager and Translator Alison Healey, and now we have yet another team member who has earned the elusive MITI status! Our Head of Translation Operations, Hannah Stacey (pictured with her certificate) has added this string to her bow and we couldn’t be prouder of our acclaimed team.


Our award-winning and highly-qualified team now has a grand total of 40 degrees between 23 of us, plus professional qualifications and software accreditations, not to mention our BS EN ISO 9001:2015 and BS EN ISO 17100:2015 quality certifications! As an expert, linguist-led translation agency, our team understands our clients’ needs and puts their training into action on each and every job request. We understand the translation process from the ground up and as a result, you can trust us every step of the way.


Here at Surrey Translation Bureau we are always striving to promote the highest industry standards and our beliefs in professional conduct and the provision of exceptional quality mirror those of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI), the UK’s only independent professional membership association for practising translators, interpreters and language service providers. Our newest accolade, a third qualified member of the Institute, spurs us on to continue to improve our service offering, through professional development and exemplary supplier and client care.


Interested in learning more about our team, our services and the translations we can provide? Then please get in touch via hello@surreytranslation.co.uk. We’d love to hear from you!


Surrey Translation Bureau promotes the highest industry standards


Our in-house translator Nick Ives recently attained the prestigious MITI status, which indicates qualified membership of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting. Candidates for the qualification must have a minimum of three years’ translation experience plus a relevant degree (or six years’ without) and are also required to pass a challenging translation assessment. We’re very pleased that Nick’s hard work day-in, day-out has paid off in receiving this industry recognition and it reflects the importance we place on promoting the highest industry standards. Surrey Translation Bureau is already a valued corporate member of the association and our team’s hard work and dedication was also recognised at last year’s award ceremony when we become the first ever winner of the Best Corporate Member award. Nick’s achievement means we now have two MITI-qualified translators on our staff as well as an associate member and an affiliate member.



The Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) is the UK’s only independent professional membership association for practising translators, interpreters and language service providers. The organisation aims to ensure the highest standards are maintained among its members with the guidelines laid down in its code of conduct. The code sets out four ‘principles of practice’ for members covering the areas of honesty and integrity, professional competence, client confidentiality and trust, and relationships with other members.


Members are also required to adhere to certain professional values such as accurately and impartially conveying meaning when translating or interpreting, honestly representing and working in line with their qualifications and capabilities and continuing to enhance these through continuing education, as well as sharing knowledge with others.


The ITI also encourages its members to engage in 30 hours of professional development per year. This could include taking part in formal training courses, watching webinars or attending conferences, or in-house training and client visits. This is something we also feel passionately about at STB, encouraging all staff members to regularly take part in any training opportunities available.


Nick with his certificate
Nick with his certificate


When asked about the new feather in his cap, Nick said:


“Attaining MITI status is not only a great personal achievement for me but also a reflection on STB as a whole. We as a company always strive to meet the very highest standards in terms of quality and conduct, so aligning ourselves and maintaining close links with a prestigious organisation like the ITI makes perfect sense.”


If you’d like to hear more about our high standards and the services we offer, we’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch at hello@surreytranslation.co.uk.