It’s official: we’re the third best employer in the UK for women! 

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.

Our people
are everything

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.

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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

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