London Accent Video 2015
From Charlene Hill
Thomas Lansdowne and Louis Adams (both BA (Hons) Economics with French) founded London Accent Ltd last summer while living and working in Paris on their year abroad. Finding that the translation market currently consists of high-end agencies at one end of the scale, and low-cost unreliable online platforms at the other, they developed a business plan to exploit this gap in the market by using language students as translators, selected from the best universities in the country, including Nottingham. This model is unique and innovative, and allows them to offer affordable, quality translations to clients in France, who are typically in the early stages of development and looking to internationalise, but cannot afford the high-end agencies and do not trust the online platforms. From the students’ side, working with London Accent offers invaluable work experience in a sector with few opportunities, has educational benefits as they improve their language skills, and a good wage.