Language services firm acquires sign language specialist

Credit: Clarion UK

Language services solutions provider thebigword Group has announced the acquisition of Clarion, the UK’s premier British Sign Language (BSL) service provider.

Clarion has over 22 years of experience providing  registered sign language interpreters across a number of sectors such as, legal, health and education settings whilst thebigword has been a pioneer in language solutions for over 40 years, offering a wide range of interpreting services to the some of the largest public sector and government organisations in the UK.

Clarion will continue to operate as a standalone unit with visionary leadership within thebigword Group, maintaining its unique brand and specialist focus on British Sign Language services. The dedicated management team, led by Samantha Turner, will continue to drive Clarion’s mission forward.

Samantha Turner, managing director of Clarion, said, “This is a momentous occasion for everyone at Clarion. Joining forces with thebigword Group opens up a world of opportunities for innovation and growth. We remain steadfast in our commitment to the BSL community, and I am thrilled to lead Clarion into this exciting new chapter.”

Joshua Gould, chief executive of thebigword Group, said, “The acquisition of Clarion is a key milestone in our mission to break down language barriers around the world. We are excited to welcome the Clarion team and look forward to working together to enhance our BSL services, making them more accessible than ever before.”