Enable2 has inspiration at its very roots. In 2010, they were the Primary Care Interpreting Service within NHS Bradford and Airedale and they used the Government’s Right to Request Scheme to ask for approval to develop a social enterprise for providing interpreting and translation services outside the NHS.
As a result, in September of the following year, Enable2 was officially created as a Community Interest Company (CIC), providing much-needed interpreting services to the communities of Bradford.
Enable2 celebrated its first birthday photo.
Within just a few years, Enable2 was gaining the recognition it deserved for excellence. In 2013, 97.7% of customers stated that they would recommend Enable2 to others in the annual customer survey.
In 2014, Liz Weatherill won Bradford’s Inspirational Business Woman of the Year.
Always striving for innovation and ways to do things better in the industry, Enable2 then launched, in 2015, video interpreting.
We were subsequently highly commended in the 2016 Telegraph and Argus Bradford Means Business Awards for “Business or Technical Innovation of the Year”. Enable2’s geographical coverage started to increase, and a substantial contract in South Yorkshire was secured, also enabling the team to expand.
In 2017 Enable2 took the Bradford Means Business award for “Business or Technical Innovation of the Year”. The team also moved to new premises in Bradford, installing a state-of-the-art video interpreting suite.
A major contract in East Anglia in 2017 now sees Enable2 grow their coverage in the UK substantially with innovations planned for 2018 to improve yet further the interpreter and customer journeys within Enable2, with ambitions to be the most user-friendly interpreting service in the industry.