Leeds-based language services provider, thebigword, is launching a legal and justice division to meet growing demand for high security translation and interpreting assignments.
Erica Baron has been appointed as Sales Manager for the new division, which serves national and international clients.
Clients include various police forces, a Silicon Valley tech giant and a number of Magic Circle, Silver Circle and multinational law firms.
Ms Baron was instrumental in winning the tender to supply the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and was closely involved in the successful implementation of Europe’s largest language services contract.
The new division is separate to the operations that serve the MoJ.
In her new role, she will lead and manage the new division, a growth area for the group.
“We are seeing huge growth in demand for translation and interpreting work from the public sector and private sector,” said Ms Baron.
“In law enforcement, agencies are requiring telephone interpreting services 365 days per year, 24 hours a day and I am very proud of the fulfilment levels thebigword are achieving.”
Larry Gould, founder and Chairman of thebigword, added: “We have earned a strong reputation for our translation and interpreting services in the legal and justice sectors.
“We are proud to be helping to support the smooth administration of justice through our work with the MoJ.
“We are also proud to be helping law firms across the UK to break down language barriers in the provision of expert legal services to regional, national and international clients.”