About Us

We take your language problems and solve them. We make your life easier. We make you feel like family.

That’s the foundation that we’re built on, and it’s what makes us Bolton’s favourite language solution provider.

Whenever you’ve got a communication problem you can guarantee we’ll be there to help.

Where We’re Going

Innovation in communication.

When you become a part of our family of clients, that’s what you can expect in the future.

Whether through new technology, products or pushing the fold with a new service. We make sure we’re not only at front of the pack, but forging our own path forward.

That’s how we manage to be the best we can be, every day.

Want to know more about what we can do for you? Take a look at our services and see how you can become one of the family.

Our Values

Our clients are our family and we set values to make sure you’re treated that way:

  • Trust – The foundation of all our relationships.
  • Efficiency – Doing the right work at the right time.
  • Knowledge – Striving to be the best we can be.
  • Realistic – We’ll never lie to you about what we can do.
  • Bespoke – Making sure our service fits you.
  • Specialised – We know what we do and make sure we’re the best at it.
  • Cost Effective – Keeping as much cash in your pocket as we can.

Where did language begin?

“No other natural communication system is like human language. Human language can express thoughts on an unlimited number of topics (the weather, the war, the past, the future, mathematics, gossip, fairy tales, how to fix the sink…). It can be used not just to convey information, but to solicit information (questions) and to give orders. What is still more remarkable is that every normal child learns the whole system from hearing others use it.

Ray Jakendof 1999

How We Started

At the age of 53 our founder, Mani, retired from his day job. But he didn’t want to sit around and watch the world go by – he wanted to help people.

His ‘Aha!’ moment came when he was talking with his son, Paul. He was a Policeman at the time and said he should think about interpreting for the force.

From the moment they spoke about it he knew that he was on to something special. A way he could truly help connect people each and every day.

And, most of all, he wanted to be able to share that with his son.

Mani was stuck though. He was a great interpreter; but didn’t have any qualifications to back it up. The paperwork he needed was so far out of his price range that he didn’t think he would ever afford it.

But, in a style true to our family, someone was there to help. His Father in law, and our first ever patron, Ralph, gave him the money to get qualified and start up the business.

That was the day Debonair Languages was born.

Since then the business has grown more than he ever expected. We have helped lots of businesses improve their communications, and we want to help you do the same.

This year Mani brought Paul, his son, on board as the Director of Business Development, bringing everything full circle.

Our Commitments

Service Provision

Through meticulous review and feedback based change.

Customer Service

Always being prepared to go that extra mile.

Flexibility of Service

Being prepared for change and open to new ideas and needs.

Innovation

Accepting our strengths and weaknesses to evolve in specific areas.

Skills Development

Seeking the highest possible standards through professional training partnerships.

Interpreter/Translator Standards

Understanding the training needs of our employees in order to identify educational, vocational and emotional development programmes.

We are always guided by our code of conduct

We have come so far…

Debonair Languages was officially launched in 2007. Since this time our development within the interpretation and translation industry has been remarkable. We now employ over 750 qualified linguists across 400 languages and dialects. We have become rare language specialists and utilise development teams to create bespoke services to satisfy the ever-changing needs of our clients.

We currently provide our services to a wide range of public sector organisations including the Police, The Courts, Social services and the Health Service. We also service several private solicitors within the Greater Manchester Area and are currently developing an Education based portfolio to rival the very best.