Posted on October 29, 2019 by staff

Leeds-based translation firm appoints CEO


Leeds-based translation firm thebigword has appointed a new Global CEO.

The firm, which offers machine-based translation alongside expert human translators, has appointed Joshua Gould to the role at thebigword Group.

Larry Gould, who founded in the firm in 1996, announced news.

“2020 will be the 40th year since I founded the company and now is the time I believe to pass on the day to day running to the next generation,” he said.

“The growth opportunities for thebigword are remarkable and I am eager to find out what the next 40 years holds for the business.”

The firm works with global brands and in sectors including financial services, manufacturing, business services, health care, technology, government departments, consumer products and the legal and justice

Joshua Gould has worked in thebigword Group for over 15 years. Two years ago, he was appointed CEO of the group subsidiary TBW Global which offers mission-critical services that ensure defence and security organizations can scale their operations.

During his two years at the helm, the company has seen a growth of 61 per cent.

Commenting on his appointment as CEO, Joshua Gould: “I am incredibly excited about the opportunity to lead thebigword through its next stage of expansion.

“Having worked in the company for over 15 years, I understand the industry and our clients and will ensure that thebigword delivers on its robust growth strategy.”

This year he was named one of the top 20 CEO’s to watch in the USA, and the firm thebigword Group was also named ‘National Winner’ in the 2019 European Business Awards, one of the world’s largest business competitions.