Following another record year for thebigword Group globally with revenue exceeding £85m for the first time; the language service provider is pushing ahead with its ambitious global growth strategy.

A major step forward in the strategy was the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer, Hazel Griffiths, announced today.

Ms Griffiths’ brings a wealth of experience in senior leadership and transformational change management roles, as former CFO at Fulcrum Utility Services Limited. Hazel has also held a succession of senior roles such as Divisional Head of Finance at Hargreaves Plc and Change Manager at the Arcadia Group, and has been responsible for increasing performance and expansion of businesses across entire markets.

With her excellent track record, she will spearhead the group’s global growth and strategic plans, including international expansion, and Mergers and Acquisitions.

Commenting on her appointment, Hazel said: “thebigword Group is such a diverse organization with so much opportunity to grow its global footprint.

“I will be working with Chairman Larry Gould and CEO Nihat Arkan to drive forward the company’s M&A strategy, expansion into new industries and markets as well as increasing profitability across thebigword’s regional bases.”

Larry Gould, Chairman of thebigword Group added: “Hazel Griffiths joins thebigword at an incredibly exciting time for thebigword Group and I am delighted to welcome her to our Executive team.

“She brings invaluable experience and expertise, particularly in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions which is vital to our growth plans.

“The growth opportunities for thebigword Group are remarkable and we are better placed than ever before to able to thrive and successfully respond to the rapidly changing world in which we operate.

“We look forward to bringing Hazel on-board for the next stage of our exciting journey.”

About thebigword Group:

thebigword Group is a global language solutions company comprising of thebigword, TBW Global and Gould Tech Solutions.

With almost 40 years’ experience, thebigword Group operates across the globe and is the largest interpreting services provider in Europe and is among the top 15 language and translation companies in the world.

The company is also the fastest growing interpreting centric Language Service Provider in the world with 28.33% growth in the last year.

TBW Global, the group’s defense company, provides defense and multilingual communication services to NATO member countries and customers including the UK MOD, the US Department of Defense and a number of global defense and aerospace prime contractors.

Gould Tech Solutions Ltd, the group’s technology company, provides clients with connectors, integrations, and highly automated systems to support the delivery of fast, accurate, and secure translation and interpreting services globally.