thebigword Group has been named ‘National Winner’ in the 2019 European Business Awards, one of the world’s largest business competitions.

It was chosen from 2,753 businesses named as ‘Ones to Watch’ in a list of business excellence published in July and selected as a National Winner by a panel of independent judges including business leaders, politicians and academics. It is the best business in the United Kingdom in the category ‘Innovation with Turnover of the €26-150m’ and will now go on to represent the United Kingdom in the final stage of the competition.

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, is the largest interpreting services provider in Europe and among the top 15 language and translation companies in the world.

Realizing that technology would be a key component of the future of the language industry, Larry Gould invested in his technology company, GTS, to develop state-of-the art language service technology. Since then, the Group has seen revenues soar exponentially.

Larry Gould, Founder and Chairman of thebigword Group, said: “I am delighted that thebigword is a National Winner for the United Kingdom in the European Business awards. As we approach the 40th anniversary, thebigword has just had its best ever year and the growth opportunities for thebigword Group are remarkable. We are better placed than ever before to able to thrive and successfully respond to the rapidly changing world in which we operate.”

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, said: “This is a significant achievement and thebigword is an outstanding leader in their field. To be chosen as a National Winner means you show great innovation, ethics and success and are one of the best businesses in Europe. We wish thebigword the best of luck in the final round.”

thebigword will head to Warsaw, Poland on the 3rd and 4th December to complete a final round of judging and attend both a Summit to engage in business issues, and the Gala Ceremony where the overall category winners for the 2019 European Business Awards will be announced.

The European Business Awards is now in its 12th year and its primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. This year it considered over 120,000 businesses from 33 countries. Sponsors and partners include Inflexion, Germany Trade & Invest and Cision PR Newswire.