We are celebrating 30 years in business during 2022 after a period of phenomenal growth.
After doubling turnover during our last financial year to £2.1m, we are looking to the future with plans to increase our market share of business customers, particularly those with the potential to expand into overseas markets.
We attribute the success of Language is Everything to a long-term commitment to quality and integrity, along with nurturing employees and young talent.
We currently work with a dedicated team of more than 400 linguists, providing services to the public and private sectors across the UK and Europe, and we are continuing to fulfil our ambition to provide the country’s best on-demand telephone interpreting service.
Our CEO Carolyn Johnson MBE said that the time was ripe for investment and implementing plans following the ‘all hands-on deck’ situation during the earlier part of the pandemic.
“We want to help businesses to grow, so we’ll be using the expertise we’ve developed over the last three decades to encourage more to look at overseas markets.
“It's fabulous to reach the 30-year milestone in such a strong position. From a personal perspective, the journey has been eventful, and I am very proud of what has been achieved by all involved.
“People have always been at the heart of our priorities, and we differentiate ourselves from some of our more ’automated’ competitors by providing a personal service which has led to us gaining a national reputation for the quality of our work.”
Our managing director Lloyd Tidder, who joined as an apprentice seven years ago, said that the demands of the pandemic had proved Language is Everything’s resilience and ability to adapt. “We are a nimble and close-knit team, which enabled us to step in and help customers with additional requirements and rise to the challenge of an astonishing upturn in new business.”
Last year we scooped a number of awards. We were named the UK’s 3rd Best Workplace for Women by Great Places to Work* and crowned Outstanding Employer in the Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards, of which we were finalists in two more categories. We were also shortlisted in three categories in the Hull Daily Mail Business Awards. Lloyd Tidder, Language is Everything’s managing director, was named one of the Humber region’s top 30 employees under the age of 30.
“The awards we received last year put us in the spotlight and boosted the morale of our employees and linguists who have worked spectacularly hard. We intend to honour everyone who has played a part in our success during our 30th year celebrations including some of our customers who have been with us since the start.”
Language is Everything was started in Slough in 1992 and has been owned by Carolyn Johnson since 2010. She has worked at the company since 1995 and was one of three directors when it moved to Howden in 1999.
She bought the business when the other two directors wanted to sell to a large competitor, and moved it to Hull in 2011 to take advantage of the city’s bigger workforce and potential for private sector growth.
Language is Everything supports community initiatives and charities, both locally and nationally, through sponsorship and fundraising. We are currently sponsoring the boxer Lewis Sylvester and Hull City AFC and will be announcing our 30th anniversary charities over the coming weeks.
* Language is Everything was awarded the 3rd best workplace for women 2021 in the small business category by Great Places to Work
At Language is Everything, our aim is to provide a service to help others communicate, no matter the language or situation, and we can’t do that without our people.
Our fantastic in-house team is our biggest asset, along with our network of highly skilled interpreters and translators.Meet our team
‘Fancy’ fundraiser planned for our charity of the year
Tickets are available for the P.A.U.L. For Brain Recovery Glitz and Glam Charity Ball taking place on Sept 30 and sponsored by Language is Everything.
We have 'Angel' status in Google
We have achieved 111 Google reviews and there is meaning attached to this number!
BW Magazine helps us celebrate 30 years
Read all about it! We are featured in the Summer 2022 issue of BW Magazine Hull & East Yorkshire and we want to thank the editorial team for their support.
CEO speaks at Biz Week dinner
Our CEO Carolyn Johnson is a speaker at HullBID's Inspiring Women Dinner as part of Humber Business Week 2022.
Anzelika's in the Top 30!
Our translations coordinator Anzelika Gzibovska is the third person in our business to be named as one of Hull and Humber’s Top 30 Under 30 for 2022.
Find out what the Language is Everything team
is up to over on our social channels.
@LanguageisE: On the 4th of September, Paul will be running 100 MILES.He’s doing this to raise valuable funds, inspire others and mark 10 years since his brain injury! We‘re proud to sponsor Paul and all wish him the very best of luck. 🤞
@LanguageisE: Users of our on-demand telephone interpreting service are connected to an interpreter, on average, within 1 minute of them picking up the phone to call us.
If you need professional interpreting and translation services, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Language is Everything Ltd,
Marina Office, 65 Castle Street, Hull, HU1 1SD
We’ve been named the UK’s 3rd Best Workplace for Women™️ by Great Place to Work®️ 2021
We are proud silver partners of Hull City FC for the 2021/22 Championship season.