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Former student translates into business success

August 21, 2014

A former business student from West Cheshire College has taken the corporate world by storm after opening two businesses before the age of 20.

Maciej Szukala left College two years ago and has since set up translation companies Legal Base and DR Translation.

Maciej, who was born in Poland and moved to Wrexham aged 10, uses his bi-lingual skills to translate documents for solicitors and businesses. His company has been so successful that he has recently relocated to a larger three storey office space and has opened up bases in Crewe and Scotland.

Maciej, who studied Extended Diploma in Business, said: “I really enjoyed my course at College. We learnt so much from working on hands-on projects such as organising and hosting events and going on different trips to see how businesses work.

“The course made me really motivated to succeed in business and was a fantastic platform to enable me to start my own businesses.

“Unlike other colleges, at West Cheshire College we don’t learn just from text books but from having real life experience.

“I think the business course is excellent and I would definitely look at employing students from the course at my companies.”

Whilst at the College, Maciej made it to the final 100 applicants for BBC show Junior Apprentice.

He added: “Being involved in Junior Apprentice was a great experience and made me more determined to succeed.

“My plans for the next couple of years are to expand the business further and appoint more members of staff. I would also like to graduate as a legal business executive to develop my legal knowledge further and help to improve the services I offer.”

Renee Eaton, Business Tutor from West Cheshire College, said: “We are delighted with Maciej’s success.

“When he was at the College he worked incredibly hard and showed a real entrepreneurial flair, so it is no surprise that he has done so well with his own businesses.

“Many of our students start up their own businesses after finishing the course as we aim to provide them all with the right skills and confidence to have a head start in whatever industry they decide to specialise in.”

To find out more about studying business at West Cheshire College call the hotline on 01244 656555 or visit

To enrol onto a course or speak to a representative from all subject areas, pop into our Ellesmere Port Campus between 26 August to 4 September.

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