NATO awards Brussels HQ contract to Leeds translation firm
Translation and interpretation provider thebigword, based in Leeds, has been awarded a contract to provide language services for NATO headquarters in Brussels.
The company said the win underlines its expertise as a trusted partner in global security concerns.
thebigword has a strong track record working with the organisation and many of its partner nations.
The company is currently supporting NATO’s work in Afghanistan, where it has deployed expert linguists to assist the Resolute Support Mission in hostile, austere and restrictive locations across the country.
In addition, thebigword has supported capacity building and training programs in partner nations around Europe and the Middle East to help prepare NATO forces for deployment to Afghanistan.
The company’s defence and international security division provides language support to organisations including the US Department of Defense in Germany, the US Navy throughout Europe, and Multinational Joint Commission partners assisting the Ukrainian armed forces with military training and helping them build and improve military capacity.
Larry Gould, founder and chief executive of thebigword, said: “Breaking down language barriers is vital in the pursuit of international security and the work we do is making a real difference, both in Brussels and on the ground in challenging environments.
“I am delighted that our expertise has been recognised and rewarded by NATO with another contract for our fast-growing defence division.”
Head of business development in thebigword’s defence and international security division, Matthew Woody, added: “The US side of our defence division has seen tremendous growth over the past two years. We are pleased with this new win which further solidifies our position as a trusted partner to NATO and its member countries, both in Afghanistan as well as across Europe.”