Award win for small but mighty High Peak firm

A longstanding Derbyshire business that trades in the spoken and written word is celebrating an award win.

Peak Translations in Whaley Bridge, won Project Management Team of the Yearin the annual ATC Language Industry Summit Awards. The awards, hosted by the Association of Translation Companies, seek to recognise and celebrate excellence in the language services profession.

Roy Allkin from the ATC with Peak Translations MD Helen Provart (centre) and Ruth Partington from the ATC

Project managers Beth Boorman, of Whaley Bridge, and Madeline Prusmann, of New Mills, were delighted to be announced as the winners on Thursday (20th) evening at the gala dinner and awards ceremony in Cardiff. 

Managing Director Helen Provart, of Disley, said: “Our small team works consistently hard on all the projects they handle. Highly skilled and fully qualified linguists, they are also dedicated, loyal and flexible. Together, we pull out all the stops to achieve a client’s deadline, even meeting in a hotel car park to hand-deliver time-critical documents.”

“I am immensely proud of Beth and Madeline to have won this prestigious award. They work extremely hard in all aspects of their project management roles and, as a very small team they have to take on a number of additional roles within the company. They achieve amazing results for their clients and it is fabulous they have received recognition from the industry and their peers for the great work they do.”

Peak Translations, which enables companies to expand globally by removing the language barrier, this year celebrates its 40th anniversary. It started life in Cheshire and is now located on the borders of Derbyshire, Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

It provides professional translation services to manufacturing, medical, financial, legal and creative organisations the world over. A member of both the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, this proficient High Peak firm, deals in a wide variety of languages and its linguists have sector-specific technical expertise.

Recent projects include translating e-learning resources into multiple languages and a tender document from French to English to allow a UK company to bid for the work. The team has developed a communication system to ensure every project and stage of delivery is fully understood and tasks are clearly assigned. They have achieved faultless performance during the last nine months – compared to an already impressive 95% average.

Industry success for small but mighty High Peak firm

Beth Boorman and Madeline Prusmann, of Peak Translations, have been shortlisted for the ATC Project Management Team of the Year award

A longstanding Derbyshire business that enables companies to expand globally by removing the language barrier is celebrating industry recognition.

Peak Translations has been shortlisted for Project Management Team of the Year in the annual ATC Language Industry Awards, which seek to recognise and celebrate excellence in the profession.

Delighted project managers Beth Boorman, of Whaley Bridge, and Madeline Prusmann, of New Mills, will learn if they have won the title at an awards ceremony later this month. Continue Reading →

Have your say on the future of Whaley Bridge

Whaley Bridge to the Future is a working party to discover if residents of Whaley would like a Neighbourhood plan.

If you have a spare 5 minutes here is a survey we would love you to complete:

These questions are being asked because Whaley Bridge has the opportunity to shape its future through the “Neighbourhood plan”. This is something that was introduced in 2011 by the Localism Act and is organised by local people guided by the views of those who live here. Other towns have successfully put plans in place for example Chapel-en-le-Frith and Disley. We would like to know if you think this is a good idea and what, if anything, you would like to see for Whaley in the future. Continue Reading →

Annual Town Meeting Report

The annual Whaley Bridge town meeting was held on the evening of 27 April at which a presentation was given to David Johnson who is retiring as Caretaker of the Mechanics Institute, after many years.

WBTC Chair, Rodney Gilmour, thanks David Johnson (right) for his long and faithful service as Mechanics Institute Caretaker

Reports were received from:

County Councillor Alison Fox: here

Borough Councillor Andrew Fox:

Borough Councillor David Lomax: here

Borough Councillor John Pritchard: here

Town Council Chair Rodney Gilmour: here

No report was received from the Community Police





Whaley Bridge Art Group Annual Exhibition

WHALEY BRIDGE ART GROUP will be holding their ANNUAL EXHIBITION IN WHALEY BRIDGE UNITING CHURCH on SATURDAY 30th JUNE 10.00am-5.00pm, last entry 4.30 pm

Free entry to the exhibition

Paintings for sale and refreshments

The Irene Osborn Challenge Trophy will once again take place in her memory.

This year the topic is ‘An Urban Scene’

Visitors to the exhibition will be asked to vote for their favourite entry.

Last year, ‘Portrait of a Famous Person’ was won by Sue Wilson who portrayed Michael Portillo:

The Art Group has been running since 1996 and has a membership of 30 artists. We meet Monday afternoons 1.30-4.00pm in the Uniting Church Schoolroom. Some weeks there are tutorials by visiting artists and we sometimes have visits to other galleries.

At present we have a full group but anyone interested may put their name on our waiting list.