QuickSilver Translate was born in May 2004 in MD Stephen Whiteley’s front room (like all the most distinguished companies). In October of 2004 Colin Whiteley left Tyco after 35 years of working at a senior level in the fire protection industry, and the father and son team went into business together. 2005 saw the first non-Whiteley join the team, and by 2006 the Barcelona office was up and running.
2006 was also significant because it was the year in which QuickSilver Translate gained ISO 9001:2000 certification. ISO 9001:2000 is a well-defined method which offers assurance to customers that they are obtaining services from a company that can deliver quality consistently.
The QuickSilver Shanghai office opened following a visit by President Colin Whiteley in 2008, expanding the company’s reach to a truly global scale. The core team now numbers nine people: translators, linguists, desktop publishing experts and a digital community manager. QuickSilver also has a database of approximately 3500 qualified, specialised translators all around the world, enabling the company to translate from virtually any language into virtually any other language!
QuickSilver’s aim in 2011 is to hit the one million euro mark, as well as maintain its place at the forefront of the language services industry. QuickSilver has a popular language blog – which features original articles on subjects ranging from Translation Memory to Thirteenth Century Latin poetry – as well as a vibrant Facebook and LinkedIn community. Drop in and say hi!Google+ profile