If you’re relocating your business, plan everything meticulously in advance down to the last detail, advises Neil Payne.
Moving his translation company Kwintessential from London to Somerset went so smoothly that he took his first order on the afternoon he moved into the new premises.
Payne, 33, started the business in 2003 in a one-bedroom flat in London’s Hounslow, after working as a language teacher travelling around the Middle East and studying Arabic. His wife Nicola, 36, (pictured with Payne at right) worked for an international oil company, and out of their joint experience came the idea for the business.
“We saw there was a need within international business for a one-stop shop which helped people work across cultural and linguistic barriers,” he says. “We would provide the translation services, cultural awareness training and manage multi-lingual websites.”
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