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Language communications firm thebigword secures NATO HQ contract in Brussels

thebigword, the Leeds-headquartered translation and interpretation provider, has been awarded a new contract to provide language services for NATO headquarters in Brussels.

The company is currently supporting NATO’s work in Afghanistan, where it has deployed expert linguists to assist the Resolute Support Mission in hostile, austere and restrictive locations across the country.

In addition, thebigword has also supported capacity building and training programs in partner nations around Europe and the Middle East to help prepare NATO forces for deployment to Afghanistan.

The company’s defence and international security division provides language support to organisations including the US Department of Defense in Germany, the US Navy throughout Europe, and Multinational Joint Commission partners assisting the Ukrainian armed forces with military training and helping them build military capacity.

Larry Gould, founder and chief executive of thebigword, said: “Breaking down language barriers is vital in the pursuit of international security and the work we do is making a real difference, both in Brussels and on the ground in challenging environments.

“I am delighted that our expertise has been recognised and rewarded by NATO with another contract for our fast-growing defence division.”

Matthew Woody, head of business development in thebigword’s defense and international security division, commented: “The US side of our Defense Division has seen tremendous growth over the past 2 years.

“We are pleased with this new win which further solidifies our position as a trusted partner to NATO and its member countries, both in Afghanistan as well as across Europe.”

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