Media Release: Barclays recognise French Kiss!

THE Edinburgh-based owner of French Kiss design & translation agency, Catherine Perry, was named a finalist in the inaugural Scottish BID awards.

Set up by Barclays PLC, the awards are designed to support new business ideas.

Perry was recognised for her new business idea: “To create an export communication consultancy that will provide Scottish exporters with all the tools they need to communicate cost-effectively, efficiently and accurately with their customers abroad, using the latest technologies available.”

The French-born entrepreneur offers a unique set of language, design and export talents she uses to leverage Scottish businesses trading internationally. She runs a team of trusted translators based all over the world covering almost every known language.

Perry is also chairman of the Edinburgh Export Club and has two other aces up her sleeve: she has a good understanding of software localisation for foreign markets, so constantly looks for ways to automate routine translation and design tasks to bring down the cost of producing materials in multiple languages. And as a former world championship eventing and show-jumping trainer, she puts world-class drive behind clients with global ambitions for their business.

Gary Wade, area manager for Barclays Local Business in Scotland, said: “I am delighted that French Kiss made the finals and it’s been great to hear about their success and share their ideas with other finalists. We had some really brilliant entries for The BID Awards and this confirms my belief that Scotland is a hot bed for entrepreneurs who have some great ideas and winning formulas.”


For further comment, photos or information, please contact:
For French Kiss: Catherine Perry (Edinburgh office) 0845 108 0562 or +44 (0)131 550 3741
London: 0845 688 7116.
Mobile: +44 (0)7985 413 779.
Skype ID: FrenchKissDesign

For Barclays Bank:
Karen Swainston
Barclays Media Relations
Tel: 01274 561071

French Kiss: FactFile

FK is a one-stop shop for translation and design.

This one-stop approach saves clients on average 35 per cent on turnaround times over traditional project management of translation and design of marcoms, manuals and web-based materials from one language into another.

FK clients make even bigger savings on multi-lingual marcoms, manuals and web-based projects – on average 20 per cent on costs.

FK’s experience allows them to facilitate software localisation for all major geographical marketplaces.

FK has over 2500 associate translators on five continents.

FK covers over 160 languages and most language combinations.

FK’s specialist sectors and technical terms databases cover x industry sectors, including financial, medical/pharmaceuticals, technical/highly technical and software.

FK clients supports a wide variety of companies including multi-nationals, Plc, public bodies as well as fast-growing SMEs.

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Contact: For French Kiss: Catherine Perry (Edinburgh office)
Phone: +44 (0)7985 413 779