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AA Global Squad Lines up in Race For Life

The AA Global Squad added to the army of runners taking part in this year’s Race for Life in Hull to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Kate Peck, Translation Co-ordinator at AA Global’s office in Hull city centre was determined to join the 5k run this year after missing out because of holiday in 2018. In no time at all she was joined by colleagues at the company, with the team of nine expecting to raise around £500 for [...]

AA Global Celebrates Year of Achievement

AA Global was shortlisted in the Best Business Progression category and, although the company was pipped at the post by tech and gadget specialists Stuf, CEO Kirk Akdemir said the celebration was a symbol of a memorable year. He said: “We’ve increased our staff to more than 30, with around 25 based in Hull, we’ve built an international team of around 14,000 translators and interpreters covering more than 500 languages and dialects, and we’ve relocated our office into the [...]

Translation Role for AA Global in Kazakhstan Project

A Hull-based business which is supplying heating and ventilation systems to the energy sector worldwide turned to another company in the city to provide specialist translation services for a major overseas contract worth £8 million. North Sea Ventilation (NSV) brought in fellow Chamber Member AA Global Language Services to translate drawings and other documents into Russian as part of its work on the project in Kazakhstan. NSV employs around 80 people at its premises in West Carr Lane, Hull and overseas [...]

Talking Technology at Language Services Specialist

A leading language services company is investing in communicating by technology to bring together its thousands of clients, translators and interpreters. AA Gobal, a key supporter of the Chamber’s International Trade Centre, has started work on an app which will improve services for its clients in the public and private sectors and make life easier for its multilingual team. Kirk Akdemir, Chief Executive of the company, which expanded to Hull from its first office in Worcester in 2011, said the latest [...]

New home for AA Global as expansion continues

AA Global is on the move to new premises as it prepares to welcome more recruits to its team. The business has secured a lease for the second floor of Stonefield House in King Edward Street, Hull, and will relocate later this month. Kirk Akdemir, CEO of the company, said the new office suite in the heart of the city centre is more convenient for staff and the improved working environment, with more than 3,200 square feet of open plan space, [...]

AA Global Announces Promotion as it Prepares for Office Move

A leading translation and interpreting company is set for further expansion after confirming a key appointment and revealing plans for new premises. AA Global Language Services Ltd has announced the appointment as General Manager of Andrei Sparling, who joined the company as a part-time interpreter and progressed to lead its expansion to Hull in 2011. AA Global provides services to major public sector organisations and a wide range of private sector businesses with a team of nearly 15,000 translators and interpreters [...]

Another Listing in a Public Sector Framework of Suppliers

AA Global Language Services Ltd has added the listing on ESPO, which primarily informs local authorities throughout the UK, to its recognition on the NHS framework Shared Business Services (SBS). Kirk Akdemir, Chief Executive of AA Global, said both frameworks are of great significance to people making public sector purchasing decisions and are also relevant to the private sector. AA Global was listed on the SBS interpretation and translation services framework two years ago and has now been included for a [...]

AA Global in Communications Role for City of Culture

From a speech by a former Secretary General of the United Nations to a quirky carstunt highlighting marine plastics pollution, leading language and translation company AA Global played a key part in communicating some of the highlights of Hull’s City of Culture year. The company, a major supporter of the Chamber’s International Trade Centre, now hopes to work on future projects as the new-look Culture Company delivers the legacy programme. Kirk Akdemir, CEO of AA Global, said 2018 will also [...]

AA Global Brexit briefing warns of need for clarity

International trade for a post-Brexit Britain will call for greater care than ever in rising to the challenges and seizing opportunities. Kirk Akdemir, Chief Executive of AA Global Language Services, said there may be benefits for businesses in exploring markets beyond the EU and there may be better deals to be had from striking new agreements with European partners. But he added that every new discussion carries a level of risk which must be minimised by securing a clear understanding of [...]

AA Global Marks Anniversary with Further Recruitment

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 AA Global 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 [...]