Translation technology firm wins EU contract

Leeds-based language technology provider, thebigword Group, has won a translation contract with the European Commission.

The Directorate General for Translation at the European Commission aims to translate documentation to help it communicate with European Union citizens in a language they understand, making the EU more open and democratic. Every year two million pages of content are translated.

thebigword has secured the contract to translate documents on the EU’s policies and administration from Dutch into English for the next four years.

These translations are often needed for use in scheduled meetings, publications or ongoing legislative procedures and so deadline compliance is essential.

Global chief revenue officer at thebigword, Clare Riches, said: “thebigword strives to break down language barriers wherever they are found and we are delighted to be supporting the European Commission with Dutch to English translation.

“We are noted for the high quality and efficiency of our translations and we look forward to a long partnership with the European Commission.”

thebigword has 14 offices around the world, employs over 500 staff and a network of more than 15,000 linguists.