The Language Bridge

Testimonials & Acknowledgements

When looking for an agency / supplier to translate our brochures and website we searched for one who showed they had a very good command of both languages, German and English, in all their subtleties, including the technical concepts. We found that Eureko offered all these things. Throughout the entire duration of the project a very high degree of specialist knowledge and an excellent level of punctuality regarding deadlines were displayed.

Andreas Fast, Head of Sales and Marketing, SPIER GmbH & Co. Fahrzeugwerk KG

I recommend Vivien and Eureko translation services without reserve. During our association she translated a video script and even displayed talent in presenting the voice over. Her enthusiasm and confidence in our mission also led to her arranging meetings in Germany with selected decision makers, from chefs to multi-national executives. We found Vivien to be a committed professional who will work efficiently to augment marketing ambitions.

Bill Cooke, Managing Director, Cinders Barbecues

Special thanks go to Anthony Waine, without whom the text would not have taken its English shape.

York Kautt, Globalized Eating Cultures: Mediation and Mediatization. Edited by Jörg Dürrschmidt and York Kautt (Cham 2019), p. 342

We are a small manufacturing company in the North West of England and needed some translation work doing for our websites. We were put in touch with Vivien who came to our workshop to look around and find out about our company. She then went ahead and did the translation work for us. It was a pleasure to deal with Vivien. Her friendly manner and prompt and very efficient service were second to none and I would have no hesitation in using her again or in recommending her to others.

Kevin Parker, Managing Director, Kevin Parker Horseboxes Ltd

Eureko were instrumental in helping us with our plans to export our products into Germany. Vivien assisted us with the text for our German website and Google adwords campaign, all of which was done to the highest standard. She also provides a vital link between our German clients and our UK based office.

Amy Wild, Marketing Manager, Filplastic UK Ltd

I am very grateful to the fantastic contribution of Anthony Waine, whose assistance went beyond copyediting my manuscript. I learned a lot.

Jürgen Schraten, Credit and Debt in an Unequal Society: Establishing a Consumer Credit Market in South Africa (New York, Oxford, 2020), p. ix

At Lancaster University we are always interested in working with exciting, interesting and professional companies in the region. When we worked with international trade expert Vivien Hacker from Eureko Associates we found just that.

To our great benefit Eureko Associates supported a unique work experience opportunity for one of our students. Vivien’s approach was professional and meticulous throughout. Some of our paperwork can be onerous but this wasn’t an issue for Vivien, she made the whole process feel very relaxed. When it came to the placement of the student there can often be a natural inclination to provide students with more basic tasks. This wasn’t the case at Eureko Associates. Vivien took the time to identify a challenging project which would utilise the skills of the student in such a way that the company also benefitted from high level outcomes, demonstrating a logical and clinical approach. For the university this meant our student had a head start on her career journey after delivering tangible outcomes in a commercial environment.

When I’m in the local business community I’m never surprised to hear companies speak so highly of Eureko Associates and their ability to facilitate international opportunities for local SMEs, such was our experience. Eureko Associates is truly a friend of the Lancaster University community.

Daniel Knowles, Unite with Business, Lancaster University

Eureko has been an amazing partner in helping us break into German-speaking markets. Their services and professional assistance have always been of the highest calibre, and we’d certainly recommend them to any company seeking the best quality sales support in Germany. On top of that, both Vivien and Tony, as principals of the Company, are great people to get along with!

Mike Marczynski, Managing Director, Checkpoint Safety Global HQ

In my former position as the Director of International Sales for a North Lancashire SME, I have been associated with Dr Vivien Hacker for many years and Eureko Associates since its inception.

The marketing expertise that Vivien has developed for the German markets is second to none and we, in the North West of England, are particularly fortunate in having such a high quality European consultancy available to us in this Region.

Working closely with Vivien is Marketing Director, Tony Waine, who is able to offer commercial help, advice & fluent German language skills, in support of budding German market exporters & other companies, wishing to further develop their sales & marketing programmes in Germany.

My new company, Otisco Ltd., has been launched recently & I will certainly be engaging the skills of Eureko at the first opportunity.

Leslie J. Ford, Director, Otisco Ltd

I want to warmly thank Tony Waine for his friendly and precise proof reading and commenting on this book, as he did on my other books and articles for nearly a decade now.

Sophie Krossa, Analysing Society in a Global Context: Empirical Studies on Sociation Processes of Volunteers and Refugees (Cham, 2020), p. 3

When we decided to look at expanding our business into Germany we were very lucky to have Vivien recommended to us. Vivien started work with us as a consultant and soon proved to be an invaluable member of our project team.

Vivien quickly understood our business and was able to assist us with research, negotiations, recruitment, translations and also attended contact visits with us in Germany to help develop connections and business relationships.

Vivien is highly professional, knowledgeable and has a good head for business. She is extremely hard working and gave 100% commitment and effort to everything she undertook for us.

Karen White, Managing Director, Primary Teaching Services Ltd

In sum, ‘On and Off the Field’ is a highly recommendable book. Not just for football fans, but also for readers interested in cultural studies in general. Hopefully, the dual Anglo-German perspective, which even shows in all the English contributions being written in English and all the German contributions in German, will be followed in future projects.

Review by Hans Henrik Appel of On and Off the Field: Fußballkultur in England und Deutschland / Football Culture in England and Germany, Anthony Waine and Kristian Naglo (eds.), (Wiesbaden, 2014). In: Sport in History, July 2016

I’ve collaborated with Vivien at Eureko on many successful initiatives involving penetrating the notoriously competitive German automotive market with unique safety component products. Vivien’s expertise often provided the catalyst needed to progress new products, via strategic explanations and translations, to break into challenging bureaucracy-filled environments.

The delivery of cultural and business insight from Vivien was invaluable to the team I worked in, both commercially and strategically, offering just the ‘right’ blend of sales, strategy and marketing skills to achieve the business goals. Overall Vivien and Eureko have always been highly professional, great value and a pleasure to deal with.

Daena Hayhurst, Managing Director, Astute Vantage Ltd

Eureko has been an amazing partner in helping us break into German-speaking markets. Their services and professional assistance have always been of the highest calibre, and we’d certainly recommend them to any company seeking the best quality sales support in Germany. On top of that, both Vivien and Tony, as principals of the Company, are great people to get along with!

Robert Taylor, Learning Impact International Ltd


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