There is a human story behind every business, because there is a human story behind every human.
Our story is one of humble beginnings. It all started more than a decade ago in the old garage of my octogenarian granddad-in-law. It was located on a hillside with million dollar views overlooking Brisbane city. My then husband and I did not pay rent, because we did not have money, so we shared granddad’s beautiful little Queenslander while also looking after him.
I was doing translations on an old desk next to a car and I also had a filing cabinet, which was empty. Hesitatingly, I had put my university degrees up on the wall. They looked out of place. But I needed them there, because I did not want to see the sceptical look on a client’s face again, when they came to drop off a document for translation. And so Absolute Translations’ journey began.
Unfortunately, not long after, my life turned upside down and I had to part from my little garage and my dear old granddad. As I had nowhere to go and no money to get there anyway, a French student of mine gave me a room in her home for a couple of months. These were times I will never forget. Sarah. A golden heart. There weren’t any city views, but it was what saved me.
I never returned to a garage, but these humble beginnings have shaped me and have made Absolute Translations to what we are today. We have never taken for granted the business that came our way and the trust that clients placed in us, and we never will. We are very proud of who we are and where we’ve come from, but we will never take you for granted.
Because without you and without your trust we wouldn’t be here today.