The specialist knowledge covered by The Peer Group’s translators includes agriculture, education, engineering, finance, industry and management, law and medicine. They have a detailed knowledge of the history of European integration and politics. Between them they represent over 650 years of professional experience. The youngest member of the team has been a translator for 15 years!

Even if one translator doesn’t have the answer to a specialist query, another will be able to help. The team ethos is very important within the Group.

Several of the Group’s members have been recognised for their services to translation. Many Group members are active in the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) in the UK, and some have been elected Fellows of ITI in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the translation profession.

Some examples of posts held by members of The Peer Group in the past:

  • Cate Avery: Managing Director of Eiger Translations Limited, Manchester, 1989-2000;
  • Lorna Dale: Manager of Translation and Interpreting Services for the Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard, 1983-1995;
  • Alison Gaunt: Staff Translator/Reviser at the European Commission, 1972-1981;
  • Raymond Kerr: Translator/Reviser at the German Foreign Office, Bonn, 1982-1988;
  • Patricia Pailing: Head of Translations, Department of Trade and Industry, London, 1974-1979; Head of Translations, National Farmers’ Union, London, 1982-1985;
  • Barry Smerin: Head of English Translation Section, then Head of Translation Division, European Space Agency, Paris, 1987-2004;
  • Barbara Wilson: Senior Translator, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, 1984-1989.