Crossing the language barrier


Bridge was established in 2011 with the aim of raising the standards for Interpreting and Translation services in the North East by introducing high level qualifications and CPD training and giving the guarantee of only providing qualified linguists for all assignments booked by our customers. Our model has been very successful and we will continue to work to improve professional standards.

Bridge is a Community Interest Company dedicated to providing professional language services and making a difference for linguists around the globe. We are driven by added social value rather than profit and can offer our linguists accredited qualifications, Continuous Professional Development, and support to ensure they are looked after and our clients receive the service they deserve.

Nuffield Trophy 2017 for Best Group Entry
in the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting

Bridge’s excellent training provision was rewarded in September 2017 when our DPSI (English Law) candidates helped us obtain the Nuffield trophy for the centre with the best results and one of our candidates obtained the award for the best individual results for the June 2017 session.

Years experience

Foreign languages


Interpreting & translations assignments


Pass rate

Interpreting, translating and training for public services, business and individuals



All our interpreters are highly qualified, skilled and experienced professionals following a strict Code of Conduct.



We provide a translation service which has the highest quality assurance procedures possible.


Be qualified, be professional. Our award-winning training is available for learners both in the UK and abroad.

We interpret and translate in over 150 languages


Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Czech, Dari, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hakka, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Lingala, Lithuanian, Malay, Mandarin, Oromo, Pashtu, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, Urdu and many more.

What people say about Bridge

“Working in market research we have very diverse requirements, both in the number of languages and the content, which must be completed in a unique way to be uploaded into our system. We have used Bridge Interpreting for a number of years now and have only ever had good experiences with their dedicated network of translators even in the face of our clients unreasonable requests!”

Alex Shouksmith

Client Services Manager, Panelbase, DRG

Language assessment
and examination resources

Bridge offers language proficiency assessments to anyone wishing to assess the language skills or interpreting skills of a linguist. Our assessments are undertaken by qualified and experienced interpreters and are flexible to suit your needs.

We can provide a large array of bilingual resources (role plays, sight translation documents, evaluations and marking sheets) in order for you to carry out the evaluation as well as comprehensive feedback on the linguist’s performance.

If you would like to use our language assessment services or examination resources, please contact our office and we can discuss this further to ensure this service is tailored to your needs.

Fancy registering with Bridge as a linguist?

Bridge is always looking to expand its team of self-employed professional interpreters and translators.

If you hold an interpreting or translation qualification and would like to work with us, please get in touch.

Please also get in touch if you are considering a career in interpreting/translation but do not yet hold a formal qualification, we will be able to help you enrol on the appropriate training course.

Great discounts with TOTUM card (NUS extra card) for Bridge’s students

As a provider of further education, we are now able to offer to our students the fantastic opportunity to purchase a TOTUM card (NUS extra card). The TOTUM card will unlock many discounts online and in shops, restaurants and cinemas.

You can purchase:

  • a 1-year card for ÂŁ12,
  • a 2-year card for ÂŁ22 or
  • a 3-year card for ÂŁ32.

Due to the limited availability of the TOTUM cards through Bridge, the purchase of these cards will be made available to our students on a first comes first served basis.

If you have enrolled on one of our accredited training courses and would like to purchase a TOTUM card full of discounts contact us now to receive your code!

General queries

Feel free to use our contact form.

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Interesting language facts

You will find some interesting facts about languages across our pages. Enjoy!


If you happen to hear someone mention “hell” in Norway, fear not! It means good luck!


If you are travelling to Turkey and your name happens to be Ben, in order to say “I am Ben” you will be saying “Ben Ben.

Visit Us

Unit 14-16, Second floor
Gateshead Interchange Centre
West Street

Contact us

0191 66 200 15

Translation / interpreting enquiry:
[email protected]

Training enquiry:
[email protected]

Open Hours

Mo – Fr: 9 am – 5 pm

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