Scottish firm selected for Digital Mission to New York

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A scottish translation company has been selected in a fiercely competitive process to join the third Digital Mission to New York from 1st-5th November 2010. The mission is designed to help forge new business and showcase the best British digital talent.

Christian Arno, founder of Lingo24

With some of the best technological minds in the localisation industry on board, we’re forging new ground for the translation and localisation industry. I’m very much looking forward to the opportunities presented by the New York Digital Mission.

One of Scotland’s top digital companies has been selected in a fiercely competitive process to join the third Digital Mission to New York from 1st-5th November 2010, forging new business and showcasing British digital talent.

Organised by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and Chinwag, the Digital Mission to New York provides a platform for the selected companies to network, build their international profile and better understand the US market.

Nineteen companies have been selected to participate from across the UK, with two hailing from Scotland.

Edinburgh-based Lingo24 is an online translations service provider launched in 2001. Today, the company has 140 full-time employees working across three continents and revenue has hit the £5m mark in 2010. Lingo24 provides everything from marketing and technical translations, to brand-name checking and website translation services.

“We’ve always been very connected to technology”, says Lingo24 founder Christian Arno. “We were the first translations company to market entirely online, way back in 2001, and we’re now embracing cloud-based technologies to streamline workflows and be more efficient overall."

Arno continues: “With some of the best technological minds in the localisation industry on board, we’re forging new ground for the translation and localisation industry. I’m very much looking forward to the opportunities presented by the New York Digital Mission.”

All the companies selected represent the top digital talent from across the UK's vibrant digital industry. The companies range from leading digital agencies, payment providers, mobile technologies and applications, to eye tracking specialists and experts in advertising and media networks.

Events during the trip include a Masterclass session, “Doing Business in the US”, with expert advice from UKTI, key industry figures and legal experts, Winston & Strawn, a finance round-table, an exclusive evening reception held at the British Consulate amongst other events. Delegates will also attend ad:tech NYC, the city’s largest marketing conference where the companies will be represented with the Digital Mission stand.

A full list of companies with descriptions and contact details is available on the Digital Mission website: http://digital-mission.org/nyc10-companies

Sam Michel, CEO of organisers Chinwag, said, "This third Digital Mission to New York builds on the momentum of the previous trips with an incredibly strong group of UK firms representing the breadth of the country’s digital industry. This packed week provides a unique opportunity for the companies to rapidly accelerate their expansion into the US market.”

For more information, about this Digital Mission and others in the series, please visit: http://digital-mission.org.

About Lingo24
Lingo24 is a professional translation service with 140 full-time employees working across three continents. The company is on course for a turnover of £5m in 2010.

For photos, interviews or for any further information, please contact:

Lingo24
Paul Sawers
Communications Executive, Lingo24
+44 (0)20 7952 7742
Paul.sawers(at)lingo24(dot)com

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