thebigword has been recognised as one of the leading eCommerce businesses in the North of England.

Research by Prolific North, which mainly focuses on creative and media industries in The North, focused on which companies in the region are doing well in the area of eCommerce – including online sales and services. eCommerce is the fastest growing section of the North’s technology sector.

thebigword, which provides translation and interpreting support to businesses and public sector organisations online, in person and via phone, is ranked 32nd overall, and comes out top of language service companies that were looked at.

Larry Gould, CEO of thebigword said: “I’m pleased that Prolific North has recognised our success in their research. Developments in technology are rapidly changing the language services sector and we’ve invested in new systems and services to keep up with that and to deliver the best services to our clients.

“We’re at the forefront of language technology, providing real time video interpreting services to our clients as a new service and supporting some of the largest global tech companies with their translations workflows as well.

As ‘digital native’ consumers who’ve always had access to the internet grow up, eCommerce is only going to grow in importance. It’s nice to see that businesses in the north are grasping these opportunities but I hope many more will see the value of offering products and services online.”