Christian Arno: Young Marmalade

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Christian Arno, 30
Company: Lingo24

Edinburgh-based translation services company Lingo24 has managed to secure clients in more than 60 countries worldwide, covering every business sector, including giants MTV, BBC, Orange and Burger King. Not bad for a company that 30-year-old Christian Arno set up from the spare room in his parents’ house in 2001. The business, which is anticipating a £5m turnover this year, now has more than 100 full-time employees, along with a pool of 4,000 freelance translators. Arno, who has retained an 85% stake in the company, says that Lingo24’s ability to offer additional, often technology-related services helps to set it apart from the competition.


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