Interpreting Translation Line
We were established in 1989 as Sakura Communications. At that time
Japanese companies were setting up factories in the North East of England and
were looking to effectively communicate with the
local, regional and national businesses and community. We became an immediate success in
building up new relationships that took into account cultural sensitivities and
an understanding of working environments. This spiralled towards the Chinese
and Korean businesses that also came to the North East. In 2003 we became a
limited company and began trading as ITL North East Limited; holding public
sector contracts in addition to the private manufacturing companies whom we first
provided a service.
Some councils that we worked with in 2003 are still with us now, which is a testament of our robust and consistent provision.
During these unprecedent times, all of our interpreters are observing social distancing and NHS/council PPE procedures.
now provide a comprehensive range of interpreting and translation services for
over 250 languages from Arabic to Zulu. We are providers of language based
services on a national basis. Our head office is based in Gateshead in the North
East of England while we also have a branch in Islington, London.
are a resilient, reliable company with corporate policies and procedures that
are aligned to support public sector policies and regulations. This includes a
comprehensive code of conduct, confidentiality, caldicott guidelines and NHS
We promote social values by supporting apprenticeship employment and school/community projects.
services are accessible 24/7, 365 days a year through one centralised contact
number. All calls are answered by our qualified administrators that will be
able to help meet your needs.