Global translation and interpretation provider thebigword took part in Radio Aire’s Young Hero Awards evening on Friday 26th October and presented the ‘Charity Fundraiser’ award.

The company supports charities working in the communities where thebigword is located through their CSR program. In Leeds, thebigword is supporting Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids in the run up to Christmas and their Mission Christmas campaign.

Chairman and Founder of thebigword Larry Gould, started his career as an apprentice which inspired him to support young people to get opportunities to learn and develop in a professional business environment. thebigword has a thriving apprenticeship program in the UK as well as an internship program in the United States. The company currently has 23 apprentices; 86% have gone onto secure permanent roles.

thebigword invited two of our highly commended apprentices to attend the Radio Aire Young Hero Awards evening, as a thank you for their hard work.

Thomas Abram, Marketing Apprentice at thebigword said: “thebigword has greatly helped me progress in my career and I am incredibly privileged to have such a supportive team. We celebrated a wonderful evening at the Young Hero Awards and it was thoroughly heart-warming to be surrounded by such inspirational young people.”

“It’s a great feeling to support charities who ensure that those who are disadvantaged can enjoy life just as much as everyone else. Everyone deserves the chance to wake up on Christmas morning and receive a gift no matter what his or her circumstances are, and at the awards evening we helped this come true.”

Michele Gould, Director of CSR said: “I am delighted that thebigword is supporting Radio Aire’s Cash for Kids campaign, which fits perfectly with our commitment to apprenticeships. We provide apprenticeship opportunities for young people in various departments around the company from Marketing to Operations.”

The ‘Charity Fundraiser’ award gives recognition to young individuals who fundraise charitable activity and work ambitiously to benefit and help others. Consistently putting others before themselves and showing genuine acts of kindness, this award was presented to highlight their impressive and selfless fundraising activity.