Global Leeds-based translation and interpretation firm thebigword is celebrating after it was nominated in two categories at the 2017 Yorkshire Business Masters Awards.

The awards is given to showcase the achievements and success of businesses in the region. thebigword is nominated for Larger business and International business of the year.

thebigword employs over 600 people worldwide including 400 at its headquarters in Leeds and has recently expanded thanks to new contracts to supply language services to a wealth of UK Government departments. Internationally, it provides interpretation and translation services to clients such as Unilever, Atlas Copco, Honda, SAI Global and Electrolux.

Commenting on the nomination, CEO Larry Gould said:

“Our team provide round the clock, first class translation and interpretation to a range of global clients, we’re trusted by over 80% of the top 100 global brands and our mission is to use our skills to break down barriers to trade and to make people’s lives easier and in some cases safer as well.

We’ve taken that vision around the world with offices now in New York, Beijing and Tokyo but we’re also rooted right here in Yorkshire where we first began. So it’s great that these awards are being held to recognise those businesses in our region that make a global impact and we’re honoured to be nominated in two categories.”

Full list of finalist available