A language and translation business which is celebrating its 25th anniversary has strengthened its team in Hull with four new appointments.
The new recruits take the total number of staff at AaGlobal Language Services to 22, with 15 of them based in the Hull office which only opened in 2011.
Kirk Akdemir, Chief Executive of the company, was already an experienced interpreter and translator when he launched in Worcester in 1992. He said: “We opened in Hull to provide a base for our operations in the north and this office has driven our expansion very effectively.
“We opened our Hull office with two people and we’re now up to a team of 15 working in a variety of roles. Some are linguists themselves and others
provide vital support for our army of 13,000 interpreters and translators working in the UK and overseas in more than 500 languages and dialects.”
As a major supporter of the Chamber’s International Trade Centre, AaGlobal is very active in the private sector and also supports significant public sector organisations, with staff trained in the terminology relevant to the clients. Kirk, who recently visited Japan to meet top executives from Toyota, said: “Even before I launched AaGlobal it was my policy to ensure that my linguists had the specialist skills required for specific business and industry sectors. That approach has helped us make great progress during the last 25 years in meeting the needs of some big organisations.
“Toyota is one example. We have been working with them for nearly 15 years, supporting their conferences and meetings throughout Europe and
providing translation services for their technical training material at the production plants, including verbal and written translation as well as