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 services 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, launched the business with £13,000 of her own savings.
The company’s rapid success led to Jurga winning a Shell LiveWire Award for young entrepreneurs.
Our Lithuanian office was opened during a UK trade mission and later recognised by the monarchy.
Our second UK office opened in the city of Sheffield.
Jurga Žilinskienė was included on 100 Lithuanian Women, a list of inspirational female leaders.
In recognition of our achievements, we were honoured to receive a Queen’s Award for International Trade.
Guildhawk CEO Jurga Žilinskienė was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to international trade.
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.
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 matters to us, we offer training to help them realise their full potential and reach positions where they can flourish. Being challenged, meanwhile, helps us grow and broaden our horizons. We provide a platform from which our people can push themselves further in a safe environment.
Clients and other organisations feel safe working with our people because they know that their business is being looked after by professionals – always with a level of care that we love to show in our work.
Careers at Guildhawk
Do you have a love and passion for language? To enquire about joining our team of trusted specialists in translation, project management, business development and technology, please get in touch.