Language services provider thebigword has created nearly 70 new jobs at its Leeds headquarters after a series of major new business wins with customers across the world.

 

By the end of July, the company will employ more than 600 people at its headquarters, making it one of the largest private sector employers in the UK city.

 

thebigword serves many of the biggest and best-known international brands and a growing number of UK and US government organisations.

 

As a result of new contracts in the technology, justice and charity sectors, thebigword is recruiting for roles in operations, sales, marketing and technology.

 

It is encouraging university graduates to apply for cutting-edge tech roles in machine translation and related fields.

 

The company is investing in workplace engagement programmes to help attract and retain talent and further boost productivity.

 

Initiatives cover wellbeing, pay and benefits, personal growth, CSR and team development.

 

Larry Gould, Founder and Executive Chairman, said: “We are one of the fastest-growing businesses of our kind in the UK and we are working with some of the most exciting and challenging organisations in the world.

 

“To support our strong growth, we want ambitious new people to join thebigword group and become part of our success story.

 

“As a city, Leeds has been crucial to our growth with its supply of bright university graduates, dynamic technology sector and supportive business environment.

 

“We have a dozen offices across the world now but Leeds is and will always be our home.”

 

New contract wins include:

 

  • A major deal to supply white-label language services on behalf of a multinational technology corporation

 

  • Telephone interpreting services for a highly secure hotline provider to leading global corporates

 

  • Interpreting and translation services for a leading not-for-profit healthcare organisation with more than 100 sites

 

  • Interpreting services to support victims of human trafficking with one of the UK’s best-known charities

 

The company is also expanding its operations in New York and London.