Language is Everything has been named as one of the country’s best employers for females.
We were ranked 3rd out of 114 qualifying companies in the 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces for Women small business category. We gained the accolade from the organisation Great Places to Work, which gathers information and evidence through its well-respected, confidential employee surveys.
Language is Everything is a leader in on-demand telephone interpreting and translation services, and we currently employ 30 people, 19 of whom are female. There has been a dramatic uplift in business during the pandemic which has seen all our staff rise to the challenge.
Our founder and CEO Carolyn Johnson MBE said that Language is Everything was committed to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of gender. “We recognise however that being female can bring additional challenges, particularly around childcare responsibilities, and we are understanding and respectful of this.
“I know from experience how hard it can be to get up every day, get your kids ready and get to work, especially when they are unwell. We wanted to create an environment where we could say to women ‘you can have a full-time job, career and family.’
“Our flexible approach has been tested over the last year with the closure of nurseries and schools along with the massive increase in demand for our telephone interpreting services.”
Our managing director Lloyd Tidder said that Language is Everything’s policies and values had led to a working environment where women of all ages could flourish. “In return, our employees are loyal, hardworking and professional, and our customers benefit from their enthusiasm, positivity and superb service.
“There are females in leading roles throughout the company, from CEO, to head of finance, to team leader, and everyone in the Language is Everything family is treated fairly and with and dignity,” he said.
Lloyd has risen quickly to his role from apprentice in less than seven years. He is also the recipient of a recent award, being named as one of the Humber Region’s Top 30 Under 30 in 2021, with particular mention of his ability to keep the business operating at record levels during the pandemic while maintaining excellent service levels and safety of staff.
The employee survey measured the extent to which women across the organisation reported a ‘consistently great workplace experience’, considering factors such as their daily encounters of innovation, inclusivity, company values and the effectiveness of leaders. Language is Everything received a score of 98 per cent in the survey, far exceeding the 60 per cent score required for certification.
Lloyd added that everyone was thrilled to receive the award. “It’s a fantastic boost for all of us to be in the national spotlight after the hard work over the last year.
“I want to thank all those involved in our success: our employees, our network of wonderful linguists, our customers and suppliers.”
Language is Everything operates from Hull’s Castle Street. It provides face-to-face, telephone and video interpreting, along with a broad range of translation and other language services, all of which are fully managed. In 2022, we will celebrate three decades in business. Our CEO Carolyn Johnson, nee Burgess, was made an MBE in 2011 for services to business.
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
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.
Celebrating 30 years in business
We are marking three decades in business throughout 2022 following a fantastic period of growth.
We've been awarded Outstanding Employer!
After being shortlisted for six regional business awards, we came home with a trophy for Outstanding Employer from the Yorkshire Post's Excellence in Business Awards!
We’re shortlisted in SIX awards categories!
We have been shortlisted for six awards after experiencing an exceptional year which saw our staff pulling together to demonstrate the ultimate in teamwork.
Find out what the Language is Everything team
is up to over on our social channels.
LanguageisE: "We have been delighted to name them as our charity of the year to help raise money and awareness for such an important cause." – Lloyd Tidder, Managing Director
LanguageisE: ✌ We will be continuing to support P.A.U.L for Brain Recovery as our Charity of the Year 2023 “Paul works so hard to raise money, and the organisation is meeting a need that no others cover."
LanguageisE: "Paul will be a great addition to our team, as he will share his knowledge and give advice on how to improve wellbeing, both mentally and physically."
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
Phone: 01482 971 600
Fax: 01482 424 111
We are an ISO 9001 Certified Company. Certificate No 213268.
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.