thebigword – a global translation and interpretation provider headquartered in Leeds – is supporting the British bid.
The British bid seeks to provide UK businesses with a platform to showcase their industry and provide opportunities for growth through overseas exports.
With 11 offices in nine different countries, thebigword is a British success story within the localisation industry suppling translation and interpretation services to many of the world’s largest global brands.
The company serves a wide range of sectors, including banking, defence, travel and leisure, manufacturing, retail and eCommerce, private healthcare as well as Government and other public sector organisations.
Its services and technology will appear as part of The British Bid hub on The BBC.com website for the next 12 months http://www.bbc.com/storyworks/the-british-bid/home
Founder and chief executive officer Larry Gould said: “Britain has a proud industrial heritage and so many fantastic companies producing amazing products, so it’s great that the British bid is going to support British business to grow overseas.
“At thebigword we know that translating and localising content can open up companies to so many new trading opportunities in all corners of the world and so we are really pleased to be taking part in this project.”
Ian Hawkins at the British Bid said: “The British Bid is a global initiative designed to demonstrate the best in British business, flying the flag of British excellence. Innovation, heritage and quality are the hallmarks of British Bid participants, and these businesses are true ambassadors for the UK around the world.
“thebigword will feature as part of The British Bid that will be promoted on BBC.COM the BBC’s commercial international-facing website.”
thebigword is the largest interpreting services provider in Europe and is in the top 20 language companies in the world. It works with a range of major government departments, including the Ministry of Justice and the NYC Department of Education, as well as blue chip companies and brands on a global scale.