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Another success for translation agency
Gavin Wheeldon, the founder and Managing Director of Applied Language Solutions, has been nominated as a finalist in this year’s ‘T-Mobile Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ category at the eighth annual Growing Business Awards.

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Date of issue: 18/10/06 Gavin Wheeldon, the founder and Managing Director of Applied Language Solutions, has been nominated for another prestigious business award in recognition of his entrepreneurial skills. Gavin beat strong competition from the hundreds of entrants to be nominated as a finalist in the ‘T-Mobile Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ category at the eighth annual Growing Business Awards. The prestigious business awards, organised by Real Business and the CBI, are described by Gordon Brown as “The premier showcase of enterprise in the UK” and have become a spotlight for honouring entrepreneurial talent and the best in business in the UK. This nomination is a further testament to Gavin’s entrepreneurial skills after he was recently announced as the winning finalist in the 2006 HSBC Start-Up Stars Award. Gavin’s continuous business success and his ability to identify a business opportunity and turn it into a successful enterprise is an inspiration for the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. In less than three years, Gavin has taken his Huddersfield-based company from being a one-man translation operation in his back bedroom into a multi-million pound global enterprise now boasting international offices and a 54-strong team that provides translation services to big named brands such as the United Nations, Robbie Williams and Nike. Gavin says: “We’re a young dynamic company always striving to deliver an excellent and unrivalled service. To be nominated as a finalist in this prestigious award is an amazing achievement, not just for myself but for the company overall. Starting my own business has changed my life. I actually get up in the morning looking forward to coming to work.” Gavin, who is originally from Manchester, saw in the translation industry traditional working practices, and realised the potential opportunities offered by the use of Internet Technology. So, with his final salary and his knowledgeable exploitation of the Internet, Gavin launched Applied Language Solutions from the back bedroom of his home with the main aim being to offer

quicker, cheaper and improved quality translation services. This is essentially where Applied Language Solutions’ competitive edge lies. Gavin and his brother, Paul, 34, have seen the company grow quickly and the workforce expand. They also now have over 6,000 professional ‘in-country’ translators recruited worldwide and the company’s global presence has increased phenomenally with offices operating in California, Paris, Barcelona, Sofia and Guatemala City. After already moving offices 6 times around Huddersfield to accommodate the growing workforce, the company’s UK office is currently settled at Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield. The winner of the ‘T-Mobile Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ will be announced at the Growing Business Awards ceremony on the 30th November at the London Hilton. For a FREE quote visit www.appliedlanguage.com or call +44 (0)870 172 0000 in the UK or +1 (800) 579 5010 in the US to talk to a one of the team. END For press and media enquiries please call:
Stacey Rose – PR Executive on +44 (0)870 225 0243 or email srose@appliedlanguage.com Applied Language Solutions High quality language solutions delivered on time …with a smile! www.appliedlanguage.com Yorkshire Office Park, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield HD4 7NR. UK. Tel (UK): +44 (0)870 172 0000 Tel (US): +1 (800) 579-5010