thebigword’s world champion

Staff at thebigword in Leeds are celebrating the success of Tracey Howson who picked up two gold medals representing England at the IGSF world Kettlebell championships in Loutraki in Greece. Tracey who is the General Manager on a large public sector contract at thebigword picked up Gold medals in two disciplines; the Women’s veteran long…

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High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Dr Terry Bramall visits thebigword headquarters

The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire and his wife have visited the headquarters of thebigword to learn about the language company’s interpreting work for the Ministry of Justice. Dr Terry Bramall and his wife Liz met team members and had a demonstration of the technology responsible for fulfilling the £120m contract. thebigword provides face-to-face and…

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thebigword has promoted Mark Daley to the role of global operations director and board member.

thebigword has promoted Mark Daley to the role of global operations director and board member. Mr Daley, 45, joined the language services provider as head of translation operations in August 2014. He has since taken responsibility for the group’s global translation, interpreting and human resource teams as operations director. Mr Daley played a key role…

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Women on the board – thebigword’s Deputy CEO to give keynote address.

Are women underrepresented in the board room? thebigword’s deputy chief executive, Diane Cheesebrough will tackle this issue in her keynote address at the forthcoming women on the board at York Science Park on October 5th. Organised by Paths and Progress and GlueTogether this event seeks to support women and organisations to address the imbalance in…

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Music Fridays are a big hit

Language services company thebigword has launched Music Fridays at its Leeds headquarters last week. Staff from across the business were invited to join an ‘open mic’ style event to raise money for St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds. Colleagues showed fantastic support for the talented performers on stage and can look forward to regular Music Fridays…

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thebigword has promoted Paul Evans to the board as global sales director

Mr Evans, 44, joined the language services provider in March 2016 as director responsible for the implementation and performance of the group’s £120m interpreting contract with the Ministry of Justice. He was closely involved in final contract negotiations and oversaw the successful implementation of the complex contract, maintaining a strong client relationship throughout. Mr Evans…

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thebigword opens new office in Malmö Sweden

Global translation and interpretation service provider thebigword is reinforcing its presence in Northern Europe by opening a new office in Malmö, Sweden. thebigword works with clients across a range of sectors, including banking, defence, travel and leisure, manufacturing, retail and eCommerce, private healthcare and the public sector. The Company already has offices in 9 different…

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Top five in five years! thebigword announces bold plans for the future

Global Language Service provider thebigword has announced ambitious plans to grow the business and enter the top 5 language companies in the world. The ability to deliver a quality service at speed is absolutely essential to this goal and so thebigword has invested £7million in technology over the last three years. The company has already…

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ISL to offer Diploma in Public Service Interpretation Qualification

Congratulations to the International School of Linguists (ISL) who are now offering the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) exam alongside their existing interpreting qualifications. The DPSI is accredited, nationally recognised and enables interpreters to work on the most sought after public sector assignments. From today, ISL will be offering DPSI exams all year round…

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Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity Equality and diversity are really important concepts but sometimes confused or misunderstood. In the UK, the idea of ‘equality’ is about promoting and fostering everybody’s right to equal, fair access to goods and services free from discrimination, being valued as an individual, having the same choices as everyone else and being treated…

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