We are a leading provider of public sector translation and interpreting services. All our linguists working for the public sector are UK-based and vetted by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Whether you need a simple translation of a business card or more complex technical interpreting or translation, our specialists are on hand to support your company's success in trading overseas.

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Solicitors, housing, healthcare and insurance companies are just a few of the businesses benefiting from our high quality and responsive service, helping them to communicate with non-English speakers as clients or in their workforce.

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We provide translation and interpreting services for the general public too. From certificates, letters or legal documents to university dissertations, you can be sure we'll provide a quick and high quality service no matter the size of the project.

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Cintra awarded RM1092 public-sector language services framework

27 April 2016

We are very excited to announce that Cintra has been awarded a place on the new nationwide public-sector language services framework. Let by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the UK government’s central procurement body, contract RM1092 is a comprehensive framework covering language services available to any public-sector organisation across England,...
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A day in the life of our Translations Manager Svetlana

19 April 2016

Some days, the job of the Project Managers in our busy Translations Department resembles that of a (perhaps not so busy) air traffic controller. Meet Svetlana Hilder, Translations Manager here at Cintra. Our mixture of public sector and commercial customers from a variety of industries means that the projects are...
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Interpreting for refugees and migrants means building bridges

12 April 2016

“Without an interpreter, this person, thousands of miles from friends and family, has no voice.”  With such huge numbers involved in the current refugee crisis, it can be hard to see the human being behind the headlines. Many of our interpreters have spent much of their professional lives interpreting for...
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Expert translation supports brewery’s export plans

5 April 2016

010 Elgoods Brewery Black Dog beer bottle label

How do clients use our translation services in the real world? “When our distributors started asking us for promotional materials in their own languages – in this case French and Italian – we had to respond.” Meet Claire Simpson of Elgood’s Brewery, based in Wisbech, deep in the Cambridgeshire fens,...
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Making an exhibition of myself at the Two Counties B2B

14 March 2016

Cintra’s Business Development Manager, Anthony Gray, is planning to make an exhibition of himself – on our behalf! – at the Two Counties B2B exhibition. A comfortable pair of shoes, a stash of bottled water, and a bowl of Cintra-branded bon bons. They’re my must-haves as I pack the car, getting...
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Training interpreters to handle real-life dilemmas

8 March 2016

 Many of our interpreters work in social services and care settings. Sometimes it does happen that they are the only witness to unsafe practices or intimidating behaviour.   Mr Kovacs is working very hard this morning. He’s holding right to his Zimmer frame, edging first one foot forward and then the next....
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Happy Baba Marta Day – Have you got your red & white wool ready?

1 March 2016


I love March. There is something about it that makes it one of the most positive months of the year for me. It marks the end of winter and beginning of spring and fills me with fresh enthusiasm about that lies ahead. (And as you’ve probably already heard – we...
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We’ve got news! Cintra buys First Edition

15 February 2016

Growth found in translation Cintra Translation, a leading East of England language services agency, today signalled its growing strength in the commercial translation and interpreting sector with the announcement that it has purchased translation agency First Edition. With an annual turnover currently in excess of £3.5 million, Cintra Translation operates...
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Interpreting the fun on Transfer Deadline Day

20 January 2016

I love January! It’s the much anticipated opening of football’s transfer window, culminating in the fun that is #TransferDeadlineDay! I’m a huge Luton Town fan and already have loads of questions for our newly appointed manager, Nathan Jones. Will he work with the squad already there? Will he bring in...
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The do’s and don’ts of localising your app. Top reasons to build translation into app design

14 January 2016

build translation into to app design

  “When you’re localising your app for users around the world,“ says John Harper, Managing Director of specialist app marketing agency App Shine and today’s guest blogger, “don’t disappoint your customers by just translating your app store description. It’s vital to translate the app itself!” I come across a lot...
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