Leeds-based business, thebigword, has claimed two accolades at the annual Leeds Model Employee Awards.

The global technology-driven language solutions provider saw its CEO Larry Gould, commended with an ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award and assistant marketing manager, Christina Morrison, receive the ‘Rising Star Female’ award at the event held at the New Dock by Leeds Armouries.

Larry Gould, was presented with a special commendation for his ‘Outstanding Achievement’ in recognition of the entrepreneurial spark demonstrated from building thebigword into a successful international business.

Christina Morrison scooped up the second award of the night as she was presented with ‘Rising Star Female’ in recognition of her rapid upward progression through the business since joining thebigword in 2013.

The awards come off the back of a strong year for thebigword, which saw sales hit a record level. The outlook for 2015 is also positive, with turnover set to increase by 9.6 per cent to £48 million.

Speaking about receiving his award, Larry said: “It’s an honour to receive a special commendation from the city which has helped me to grow thebigword. Watching the company get to a point where it now provides essential translation services to clients across the world, has been tremendously fulfilling.

“thebigword has just had its most successful year to date and there is more set to come.”

Christina sits on the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Yorkshire Committee and has accelerated through thebigword. She now oversees the implementation of marketing and communications across thebigword’s global audiences.

Following her award win, Christina said: “Being part of the growth of thebigword is something I love. Working as part of a business with ambitious plans for the future makes sure that every day is always dynamic and challenging.

“I’m very flattered to have been presented with this award, but really it is a team effort and without the hard work of my colleagues I couldn’t be recognised for this award.”

Larry added: “I’m thrilled for Christina to have her talent and consistent hard work recognised. She is a highly skilled marketing professional and has transformed our corporate identify from a traditional business to an aspirational international technology provider.”