Your first stop for International Brand Disaster Checking


We have over 20 years’ experience protecting clients from linguistic catastrophes

Meet The Team


Peter Brabazon

Peter Brabazon


Peter has been in the language industry for nearly 25 years. In 1994 he started Transearch one of the...

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Mark Bonnett

Mark Bonnett


Mark has been working in the Translations and linguistic checking industry for 4 years, having previously...

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Ralph Livesey-Wardle

Ralph Livesey-Wardle


Ralph has crossed a few borders during his expatriate lifetime. Born in Hamburg/Germany in 1964, he spent his...

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Iveta Dimova

Iveta Dimova


Iveta has a Master in International Business (with distinction) from Sheffield Hallam University, and has...

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About us


Welcome to Brands and Borders. We take away that awkward moment when the best-selling item in your country suddenly means something else in another.

Launching a product in another country, or expanding your existing marketplace can pose real cultural and linguistic differences that you need to be aware of. The cost of getting it wrong could impact on your brand’s reputation, wasted advertising and marketing spend, neglected markets and even legal action.

Our comprehensive global brand checks enable you to make the right decision for your brand.