in 2000, I graduated from Solvay Business School. Despite being from
the UK, the idea of studying abroad – and particularly in ‘the capital
of Europe’ - appealed greatly. So having read up on courses in Belgium,
it was very quickly clear to me that there was only one place worth
considering - Solvay.
wonderfully inspiring and diverse course combined with a fantastic city
not only provided me with great memories but also gave me the impetus
to start up a company. The course was extremely well-structured and the
classes were more often than not delivered by highly driven and
enlightening professors. Out of all the classes I took, the one
relating to ‘new business ventures’ captured me most…
2004, I was one of the people who set up the company Words Come Easy
Limited (www.wordscomeeasy.co.uk ).
We started up based on the poor nature of many corporate and marketing
communications that we had seen from a number of companies across
Europe (including the UK!). And the issues with such texts were not
merely limited to spelling and grammar. We found that many texts also
lacked style and flow.
first, we operated a copywriting and copyediting service but over time
– having established and tested out a network of highly experienced
translators – we moved into the field of translations as well.
this year will see us celebrate our tenth anniversary. This is
something that we’re really proud about, especially given the tough
economic times of late.
these ten years, we’ve had some very enjoyable and long lasting
collaborations, many of which have come from Belgium. And we hope to
continue for many years to come…
Naturally, if you might be interested in translation or
communication support then please feel free to get in touch with me via
our website. It is always nice to link up with Solvay alumni, not least
as it brings back memories of a great learning experience, those long
summers and splendid Belgian food!