Diane Cheesebrough, Deputy Chief Executive of the Leeds based global language solutions provider, thebigword, has been named by Grant Thornton as one of the 100 Faces of Vibrant Economy 2017, one of 10 Faces named in Yorkshire.

The 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy are individuals celebrated for their innovation, growth and purpose, drawn from across the UK they represent diverse sectors and industries. Among them, entrepreneurs, technologists, policymakers and business visionaries – united in their commitment to developing a vibrant economy in the UK, and for Diane particularly across Yorkshire and the North.

She leads the day-to-day running of thebigword’s global translation and interpreting business, which spans 10 offices across the world and uses the very latest proprietary technologies to connect global brands and governments with thebigword’s network of 15,000 expert linguists.

thebigword is trusted by more than 80% of the top 100 global brands and organisations worldwide and in the last six years, has more than doubled in size, adding prestigious Silicon Valley clients, and launching a fast-growing defence division, which carries out mission-critical work in conflict zones on behalf of clients such as NATO, the UK Ministry of Defence and the US Department of Defense.

Sacha Romanovitch, CEO of Grant Thornton UK, says, “Our Faces are exceptional leaders, driving positive results against a clearly defined purpose.”

A proud Yorkshire Businesswoman Diane said: “I am absolutely delighted and humbled to have been included in this year’s Grant Thornton 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy alongside the amazing and inspirational people in this year’s list ……….and it’s great to see Yorkshire so celebrated

For more information visit Diane’s profile as part of the Faces of Vibrant Economy: https://faces.grantthornton.co.uk/the-100-faces/