NHS Shared Business Services Awards National Interpreting Contract to thebigword

The National Health Service Shared Business Service Commercial Procurement  Solutions (NHS SBS CPS), which provides strategic procurement services for NHS Trusts has appointed thebigword, as sole supplier under Lot 6 Managed Services for its new Interpretation and Translation Framework. The two year initial term of the Framework Agreement will allow thebigword, the largest independent language services…

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Translation Company Offers its Staff 'Sweet Moments' as an Alternative to Smoking Breaks

Research has shown that people at work that take smoking breaks are likely to be less stressed – so one company has sought to redress the balance by offering non-smokers ‘Sweet Moments’ as an alternative. When thebigword – the world’s 13th largest translation company – conducted research into the happiness of its staff, it found that…

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London Probation Trust: First in World to use New Foreign Language Technology

thebigword, the world top-20 interpreting and translation company, has added a new technology offering to support its work with the National Health Service, Probation Trusts across the UK, and the Ministry of Defence. With the highest proportion of foreign nationals in the UK, London Probation Trust has become the first in the world to use…

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thebigword Appointed by Ministry of Defence to Provide Interpreters for Afghanistan

the Ministry of Defence has appointed thebigword to provide interpreters to support UK operations in Afghanistan. The three-year contract will cover the period of planned withdrawal of combat troops by NATO and handover to Afghan security forces. The interpreters will work under the leadership of UK Military Commanders and their role will be to accompany…

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thebigword: Nationwide Interpreter Booking System Launched

A new linguist booking system that will provide on-demand national coverage of qualified interpreters has been launched with the backing of thebigword, the world top-20 language services company. Called ‘Word Pie™’, the system is relevant to all organisations that use linguists but is expected to be of particular interest to the UK’s beleaguered justice system…

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thebigword is Awarded LPP Face to Face Interpreter Framework

The London Procurement Programme (LPP) has announced that it has appointed thebigword as the preferred supplier for the provision of Face to Face interpreters to 12 London NHS Trusts and purchasing consortia. The announcement of the Interpreter Framework is in addition to the Telephone Interpreting Agreement awarded by Buying Solutions to thebigword in July 2011.…

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thebigword Achieves ISO 14001 Certification

The world top-20 translation and interpreting company, thebigword has achieved ISO 14001 Certification which is awarded to companies that have committed to continually reducing their environmental impact. thebigword has enlisted a multitude of techniques to ensure it is on track to reduce environmental impact. Howard Coney, thebigword’s BMS and Compliance Officer says: “Our Energy Conservation…

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Expansion for thebigword Following Technology Translation Growth

h3. One of the worlds largest translation and interpreting company, thebigword, has announced a 12-month expansion and investment program following strong growth in the Technology translation sector. The company, which provides language translation, face-to-face and telephone interpreting, and multilingual website support, will post a 40 per cent growth in Quarter One for its U.S. operation,…

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Surge in Manufacturing Translation Drives thebigword's U.S. Growth

thebigword, the world top-20 translation and interpreting company, has announced 42 per cent growth in its U.S. operation, based on increased activity in the manufacturing and technology sectors. Recent contract wins underline a shift in demand for thebigword’s language services to large corporations following a period of sustained growth fuelled by public sector interpreting needs.…

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