thebigword – represented by CCO and Head of the US Business at thebigword, Joshua Gould – was one of a very select group of businesses invited to a reception in the presence of His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge in New York.

Hosted by Her Majesty’s Consul General in New York, Danny Lopez, at the offices of Shutterstock in the Empire State Building, the event celebrated the success of British technology companies in New York and the growth of the UK as an international tech hub.

The Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio was among the number of VIPs, dignitaries and high profile businesses that attended the reception and Joshua Gould met with many of them during the reception.

thebigword – a global, technology-enabled language solution provider – is headquartered in Leeds, with the US Head Office on Broad Street in the Financial District in Manhattan.

Joshua Gould said: “It was of course an incredible honour to have been invited to represent thebigword at such an exclusive reception with The Duke of Cambridge.

“thebigword was one of a very select group of around 15 technology businesses invited to attend, which just goes to show how much our profile and reputation have grown as we are recognised as a technology leader within the sectors we serve.

“It was particularly heartening to hear The Duke of Cambridge thank thebigword and the other businesses present for all our work in growing Britain as a technology hub and exporting our world-class solutions and services.

“It was also an honour to be recognised by The Duke of Cambridge and The Mayor of New York as a leading technology company within New York city, home to the largest technology hub outside Silicon Valley.”

In the past year, thebigword has invested heavily in language services technology to support global clients drawn from industries ranging from healthcare to manufacturing and from professional services to defence.

Recently, thebigword launched thebigword TMS, a new piece of technology set to revolutionise the language industry, promises 28% more savings on translation spend for businesses and delivers 66% better quality translations than the industry average.