Interpretation and Translation

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If you have the need for an interpreter or translator, please contact HITS on 01442 867212 or email

HITS are also able to supply the full range of Communication Support Services for Deaf People, including British Sign Language, Lipspeaking, Sign Supported English, Deaf Blind Manual, Deaf Relay and Electronic Note Taking.

Office volunteersIan McKenzie

Founded in 2001, Herts Interpreting & Translation Service (HITS) is one of the largest and most successful independent, non-commercial providers of language support services in the UK.

From a modest beginning of its service in 2002, delivering just five jobs a week with just 10 interpreters, HITS has grown to the point where it now delivers approximately 40,000 interpreting and translation assignments annually, calling upon more than 500 regular interpreters and translators every month.

HITS provides a full range of language support services (telephone and face-to-face interpreting, translation, audio recordings, language assessments) for Health Trusts, Local Authorities, non-statutory sector organisations, commercial and private clients throughout Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and beyond.

HITS provides a full service 24 hours a day, seven days a week for its entire customer base. It has its own highly trained and qualified interpreters available in more than 140 languages and dialects.

Originally formed within the Local Authority (Dacorum Borough Council), since 2001 HITS has been managed by Community Action Dacorum (Registered Charity # 288080). It is one of series of community-focused projects and services delivered by the overall charity. Other services include Community Transport, Cultural Learning and several pan-European learning and training projects.