Aardvark Language Services


Aardvark is a language services company based in the historic city of York, England.

We provide project-managed translation and interpreting services in a variety of languages.

Aardvark was founded by our Managing Director, Nathaniel Elcock.

“I started Aardvark because I have a passion for languages and saw a need for a personalised, high quality translation and interpreting service – a need which was not being met by many language service providers. Aardvark came into being in 2010, and was incorporated the following year.

As Managing Director, I oversee the day-to-day business, and personally ensure that our high quality standards are maintained. I also drive our broader business strategy. Being a trained translator and conference interpreter is a distinct advantage, as it gives me a comprehensive understanding of the professions, and of our clients’ expectations.

My professional training, coupled with my interest in technology, means that I can enable the company to change sympathetically to developments within the industry, while continuing to tailor our services to our clients’ needs.

Alongside my role at Aardvark, I am also Associate Lecturer in Translation at the University of York and Honorary Secretary of the National Networks for Interpreting and Translation (NNI & NNT).

I hope you enjoy browsing our website, and if I can be of any assistance, please do get in touch: nathaniel@aardvark.eu


Nathaniel Elcock

Managing Director


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Mission Statement

To provide a personal, world-class translation and interpreting service; to empower our clients internationally; to build lasting professional relationships.


Why Choose Aardvark?

  • Personal service
  • Managed by language professionals
  • Qualified and professionally accredited linguists
  • Specialist conference interpreters
  • Mother-tongue translators only
  • Revision as standard on all managed projects
  • Industry-leading translation tools
  • Variety of file formats supported
  • Experts in design and desktop publishing software

Some of the sectors we work in

  • Engineering
  • Nuclear energy and power generation
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Heavy industry
  • IT and telecomms
  • Transport
  • Leisure and Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Contracts
  • Local government

Aardvark Language Services Ltd


York Eco Business Centre,
Amy Johnson Way,
Clifton Moor,
YO30 4AG

+44 (0)1904 375005


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