Global language technology company thebigword Group is celebrating double success at the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Chief Commercial Officer Clare Riches has won a Gold Stevie award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services category and Chief People Officer, Leanne Gregg, has scooped a Bronze award for Female Executive of the Year – Business Services category.

The Stevie® Awards are the world’s premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honour and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organisations and working professionals worldwide. In short order the Stevie has become one of the world’s most coveted prizes. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are open to all organisations worldwide, and recognise the achievements of women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organisations they run.



The Judge highlighted Clare’s “Outstanding all round performance – sales, leadership, mentoring, charities- fostering growth and promotion of women in a male dominated industry. I am awed by your achievements.”

Leanne Gregg said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been nominated by our CEO Joshua Gould and it is great to have been recognised by the Stevie’s. thebigword Group is an incredibly diverse business, and I believe that our people are our biggest asset. I’m passionate about empowering them to develop their skills and abilities to truly succeed in their careers with us.”

Commenting on the success of his team, Founder and Executive Chairman of thebigword Group, Larry Gould said: “This year, despite all the challenges of Covid-19, we have achieved great success. This success is down to the wonderful people who work in our organisation. We are proud that two of our board directors have won awards.

Clare joined thebigword 13 years ago from university as a language graduate and has risen through the ranks, now heads our global sales team around the world. Leanne joined us three years ago and was last year made a main board Director and has created a transformation in the working of our HR department.

Our board of 9 is made up of people who without exception have worked their way through the ranks which is especially pleasing in our 40th Anniversary.”