Interpreting Sir Richard Branson

Thanks to our partner Tradnologies, this month we had the privilege of interpreting Sir Richard Branson on the Valiant Lady, the cruise ship moored in the port of Barcelona, which has begun her journey around the Mediterranean.

During the meeting we did the simultaneous interpretation of the interviews with Mr. Branson from press media such as La Vanguardia, Condé Nast Traveller Magazine, TVE3, etc. Chesca Guim, the interpreter of CGS Translations, used single-use radiofrequency devices, in accordance with SARS-CoV-2 prevention protocols.

Mr Branson, a dynamic, approachable man with a great sense of humour, who succeeded in business at a very young age, answered questions about business entrepreneurship, his cruise offerings and especially about his extensive philanthropic work at Virgin Unite on issues such as drug decriminalisation and conflict resolution.

The last interview closed the day with a tender moment when he was asked what three things he would take with him to a desert island, to which the tycoon replied “firstly, my wife, otherwise I’d be in a lot of trouble, then my children and, of course, my grandchildren”. In life, it is clear that money is not everything.

Mr Branson, Víctor Amela, writer and journalist, and Chesca Guim, the interpreter, preparing for the interview.

Sir Branson with Victor Amela and Checa Guim

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