is the first and only online marketplace platform dedicated to English-Chinese bilingual project work. It enables businesses to access instantly a variety of skills and China expertise on demand, no matter how big or small the project. Crayfish® offers considerable cost savings, enabling businesses to make good use of flexible Chinese speaking resources that are currently under-used.

Address: St John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge
Postcode: CB4 0WS
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Professional Individual and Corporate < 5 (£50+VAT pa)

The China market presents unique challenges and can be fraught with a variety of difficulties. Companies wanting to trade with China have found it difficult to penetrate the market or sustain a presence when they get there; have floundered with the culture and have even lost opportunities over an incorrect translation.

We offer an integrated solution from strategy to execution by leveraging our global network of Chinese speaking expertise. We help businesses access high-quality support with considerable cost savings and improve their efficiency in managing China-related projects.

L-R:  Elisha Ding, Ting Zhang, Qing Wu forms a new strategic partnership, a Cambridge-based platform offering Chinese business expertise and multi-lingual support, is pleased to announce its new strategic partnership with Global Wisdom Group (Glodom), a leading provider of language technology solutions in China.

16 January 2018Read in full

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Let China work for you while you celebrate Christmas

Christmas is not a public holiday in China. So while Christmas trees light up shopping malls here, for most Chinese people it is work as usual. And if your business needs something done ready for the new year, now is the perfect time.

5 December 2017Read in full

 Ting Zhang (3rd left) with colleagues and Sir Vince Cable

Events offer insight into doing business with China

Ting Zhang, Founder and CEO of Cambridge-based, has been connecting with some of industry's brightest minds at recent events and webinars. Her journey in the past few weeks highlights a few of the latest Chinese business trends.

21 November 2017Read in full

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Doing business with China: using an interpreter

You plan to make a business trip to China. Should you hire an interpreter from the UK or hire one in China? It depends on your budget, says – the unique online marketplace that helps you find exactly the kind of freelance help you need to do business with China.

17 October 2017Read in full

How to get started on Chinese social media

As you may know, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts are banned in China, along with all Google services including YouTube.

5 September 2017Read in full

How Crayfish can help you tap into the Chinese education technology market

The Chinese market for international education technology is wide open, but it remains challenging for foreign companies, according to leading experts.

8 August 2017Read in full

Crayfish on the front page of China Daily

Unique Crayfish service makes the headlines

Innovative Cambridge online startup Crayfish International - which offers a unique service to help businesses operate in China - is making waves.

28 July 2017Read in full

Crayfish founders Ting Zhang (L) and Dr Elizabeth Hill

Unique Cambridge online start-up helps UK businesses trade in Chinese

With the ever-changing international trade environment, trading with China is more important than ever. There is a real need for a single source of help for doing business with China that not only provides useful information, knowledge and insight, but also offers an efficient mechanism to get Chinese projects done affordably and to a good standard. Crayfish International, a new Cambridge-based company, addresses this need.

18 July 2017Read in full

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5 Mar 2019Online

Protect Yourself: IP Strategy and Litigating in China
In a series of webinars held by, seasoned HR experts from China will speak about the latest trends in the Chinese IP & Trademark law and implications for Western businesses.