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Trusted in Any Language
You can trust Guildhawk to help you succeed internationally. Our team of experienced specialists are experts in a wide range of industries. Our regulatory prowess means we are fully certified for information security and risk mitigation. And our dynamic project management makes us completely agile and rigorously reliable. We care just as much as you do about getting it right, first time. Because when our clients thrive, we do too. So here’s to thriving, on an international scale!
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
In 1982, a little girl from Lithuania sold seeds at the local market
It wasn’t long before she became a pioneering trader led by her principles of trust. In fact, she was one of the first to demand better working conditions for her fellow ‘hawkers’, or market sellers. But it was her groundbreaking idea for a precision language and technology company that brought our founder, Jurga Zilinskiene, to the UK.
In the years since, Guildhawk has grown into a business that employs thousands of translators across the world for hundreds of clients. We put our continued success down to the value we still place on trust, all these years after that little girl started selling seeds. In 2019, we were awarded a Queen’s Award for International Trade in recognition of our work’s value in breaking down global barriers. Today, we’re ready to put all our experience to work for you.
Our CEO and founder, Jurga Žilinskienė, launches the business with £13,000 of her own savings.
The company’s rapid success leads to Jurga winning a Shell LiveWire Award for young entrepreneurs.
Guildhawk identifies the world’s most difficult word to translate as ‘Ilunga’ from the Tshiluba language spoken in southeastern DR Congo.
Work begins on developing Version 1.0 of the QCS+ digital project management software platform.
Our Lithuanian office opens during a UK trade mission later recognised by the monarchy.
Guildhawk sponsors the Courage & Benevolence Ball at the Café de Paris with Sir Timothy Ackroyd in aid of the Debra Charity.
2013 Guildhawk becomes the first language services company in the world to be accredited under ISO 27001.
Guildhawk stages Dracula in the Dark, an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel with Roger James Elsgood, Sir Timothy Ackroyd and John Challis.
Guildhawk forges bilateral trade between the UK and Texas, hosting the GHWCC trade mission to the UK.
Guildhawk wins the COBCOE “Make Europe Work!®” Award for Breakthrough Trade.
Guildhawk graduates from the Goldman Sachs 10K Businesses programme.
Guildhawk recruits the world’s first emoji translator, Keith Broni.
Jurga Žilinskienė is included on 100 Lithuanian Women, a list of inspirational female leaders.
Guildhawk sponsors the Uzupis Constitution written in the Scottish Gaelic language to mark 20 years of continuous promotion of Scottish traditions and culture in Lithuania.
Chatham House invites Guildhawk’s CEO to address Shaping the Future We Want: Female Leadership – What it Means.
Guildhawk visits the Guildhall to sponsor prestigious police awards for 15th year.
The Prince of Wales invites Guildhawk to attend Buckingham Palace for Queen’s Award reception.
Guildhawk CEO is invited to Brexit discussions with Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Number 10 Downing Street.
In recognition of our achievements, we are honoured to receive a Queen’s Award for International Trade.
Guildhawk CEO Jurga Žilinskienė is awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to international trade.
Guildhawk promotes relations between the UK and Lithuania, sponsoring the prestigious Burns Night Supper at Vilnius with the British Ambassador.
Guildhawk and Sheffield Hallam University forge new Knowledge Transfer Partnership with support from Innovate UK to build powerful new software platform.
Guildhawk launches Guildhawk Aided – the first in a series of technology-focused service offerings.
Sir Charlie Mayfield’s Be the Business movement appoints Guildhawk’s CEO as a global ambassador and UK regional lead for Yorkshire
Following the success of its other technology offerings, Guildhawk launches its content authoring solution, Text Perfect.
Why We Exist
We believe the world is better when we work together as one, rather than against each other. We exist to unite people through language, and support the creation of sustainable profitability on an international scale.
Most organisations depend on hiring talent from outside. We believe in harnessing the ambition of our own people and creating opportunities for them. We encourage everyone at Guildhawk to dream harder and achieve great things.
Because the lives, careers and wellbeing of our people matter to us, we offer training to help them realise their full potential and reach positions where they can flourish and challenge themselves.
Clients and other organisations feel safe working with our people because they know that their business is being looked after by trusted professionals who genuinely care about the work they do.
“I thoroughly recommend Guildhawk for a first-class professional service. The use of the finest linguists and exceptional management make them the leaders in their field.”