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About thebigword

Previously known as the Link Up Group, thebigword was founded in 1980 by our Chairman, Larry Gould, and soon established itself as a leading recruitment and Language Service Provider (LSP). The sale of our recruitment division, in 1996, enabled us to focus solely on becoming a world-class LSP. As we’ve grown, we’ve supported companies to deliver – 


thebigword is one of the largest interpreting and translation services provider in Europe and is in the top 20 language companies in the world. It works with a range of major Defense and 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. The company has 9 offices around the world, employs 600 staff and has more than 14,000 linguists. thebigword’s innovative technology can identify and connect people to the appropriate interpreter in more than 250 languages in under 30 seconds. The company handles 1,000,000 minutes of telephone interpreting a month and 17,000 face to face meetings, as well as a billion words of translation. For more information about thebigword, visit