Leeds-based language service provider Andiamo! has a new owner. The translation and interpreting business is now fully owned by managing director Miranda Sambidge, who has been with the business since 1996 when she joined as a project manager.
The buyout from original owners Anne and Marc Woolmer aided by Azets, means that Miranda now has full control over the 33-year-old business, which translates material of all kinds into over 140 languages for a wide range of industries.
Commenting Miranda said “When I joined Andiamo! 26 years ago I never imagined I would one day be the owner. I stayed and developed the business because I love working with languages and working alongside like-minded linguists with a genuine passion for the industry. Caring about the service we provide and the clients whom we work for adds that extra dimension to the projects we deliver.”
She continued “I’ve been general manager since 2012 and am so excited to now be MD. I have big ambitions for Andiamo, and we already have plans to expand our skills and customer base as the world opens up again.”
While the team can work with any type of language project, they are particularly skilled in medical and technical projects, with a specialism in translation for toys and games.
Andiamo! currently has a full-time team of seven in their Roundhay office. The business uses a roster of almost 4,000 specialist linguists based across the globe which enables them to select not only the right language skills but all-important industry knowledge.