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2004

LKT begins life as a one-woman operation in Director Louise Killeen’s spare bedroom with one employee. After just a few short months the business relocates to office premises in nearby Middleton to accommodate a second employee.

2005

Within just a year LKT outgrows its existing space and takes up the adjacent office in the same building.

2006

Siobhan, now our Lead Translator, joins LKT.

2007

LKT continues to retain its strong links with the further education sector, taking on more trainees on completion of their MA studies.

2008

The business expands further and moves to larger premises in a new building in Middleton.

2009

Our first in-house translator achieves Qualified Membership status of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (MITI).

2010

LKT continues to keep pace with technological developments by making additional investments in one of its major CAT tools.

2011

The business outgrows its bigger space and once again takes up the adjacent office in the same building.

2012

Louise graduates from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme.
Siobhan achieves Qualified Membership status of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (MITI), winning the John Hayes prize for the best examination piece.

2013

Louise is shortlisted for Rochdale Businesswoman of the Year.

2014

LKT celebrates a decade in business and moves into new premises in a building it now fully owns.

2015

LKT gains ISO 17100:2015 certification, one of the first LSPs in the UK to do so.

2016

LKT opens a dedicated business development department.

2017

LKT wins Business of the Year at the Rochdale Business Awards and exhibits at its first trade fair.
Louise is a speaker at the Association of Translation Companies annual conference in London.

2018

Siobhan is shortlisted for Employee of the Year at the Rochdale Business Awards.

2019

LKT celebrates its 15th anniversary, kicking off the celebrations with its first podcast and a highly successful joint team training day attended by the in-house team and freelance partners.
A fitting tribute to our achievements comes in the form of Siobhan being awarded the Translator of the Year prize at the prestigious Association of Translation Companies Language Summit Awards, which are followed just weeks later by LKT’s second joint team training day of the year and more official celebrations to celebrate our milestone anniversary.