TP Transcription Limited – Preferred Supplier to Université de Bordeaux and now registered Chorus Pro User

TP Transcription Limited is delighted to announce that it is now a preferred supplier to the University of Bordeaux. We have been supplying specialist English transcription services via our University Transcriptions portal to academics at the university. Apparently the cost of using an English company to undertake the work is considerably cheaper than using a French-based transcription service. Not only that, but the provision of transcription services to French clients is zero rated for VAT.

We didn’t know a lot about the Université de Bordeaux (although our managing director’s sisters both studied there), so here are a few facts..

  • It started out in 1441 when Bordeaux was ruled by the English.
  • After the French Revolution the university was disestablished before being re-founded almost 100 years later.
  • In 1970 the university was split into three separate universities, which later re-merged.
  • The inventor of the guillotine attended the university (Joseph-Ignace Guillotin).
  • It is ranked at number 87 in the Times Higher Education University rankings.
  • There are 56,000 students and 5,900 staff.
  • The university is science-specific, with four main areas – Science & Technology, Life & Health Sciences, Social & Human Sciences and Law, Political Science, Economics and Management (the latter four make up one department).
Chorus Pro
TP Transcription are registered users of Chorus Pro.

As part of the process for becoming a preferred supplier to the University of Bordeaux we have also become a registered user of Chorus Pro. Chorus Pro is the public sector e-invoicing solution provided for suppliers of any public sector bodies to invoice. It is compulsory to use the system to invoice any public sector bodies in France. As users we can supply any public sector bodies across France with our transcription and translation services.

The difference between the huge number of varying purchasing and invoicing systems in the UK to provide services to public sector bodies (and the time it takes to set up on each of these every time we gain a new customer) and the French version, which is used by every public sector body, is somewhat striking.

We look forward to working with the staff and students at Université de Bordeaux as well as our existing clients across France.

Our Accreditations

We are Cyber Essentials Plus audited annually and we hold the Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certificates. We are UKAS ISO 27001:2022 audited and accredited and ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 systems accredited company. We are members of the American Translators Association and we are assessed for GDPR compliance annually by IASME (Cyber Assurance Level 1).

10% Profits to Charity

10% of our profits are donated to the Ten Percent Foundation, a charitable trust registered in the UK. Since 2000 over £150,000 has been donated to projects in Africa and the UK. Click here for details.