Welcome to the 1st Edition of Global Lingo’s internal Newsletter – “The GLingo Bulletin”!

This will be a monthly publication, giving you the latest news from our offices around the world, as well as the new home of “Kudos”.

In January and February, we saw 12 new family members join us here at Global Lingo. We would like to welcome all the following new GLingos to the team:

In Finance, Cristiana Petru and Teodora Trif have started with us in the Cluj-Napoca office as Finance Administrators.

In Professional Writing Services, Charles Eades and Amala Kannan have started with us in the London and Singapore office respectively as Project Managers.

In Translation & Interpreting Services, Bianca Petra, Sergio Santana and Dawn Arduini-Watson have started with us in the Cluj-Napoca, London and the Chicago office respectively as Project Coordinator and Project Managers.

In Sales Giulia Donelli, Rafael Tranhago and Edwin Caparaz have started with us in the London office and Chicago office as an Account Manager and Business Development Managers respectively.

In Linguist Management, Ruxandra Spoială, Raluca Vlase have started with us as Linguist Recruitment Coordinators in the Cluj-Napoca Office.

We love to hear your opinions, please contact Marina for content suggestions.

Denisa Jacobsen & Simona-Elena Găină

Denisa Jacobsen – TIS Project Coordinator

Simona-Elena Găină – Linguist Recruitment Manager

Congratulations to Denisa and Simona for becoming GLingos of February 2019.

Denisa was nominated for saving the day by securing an interpreter extremely last-minute and receiving great feedback from the client for the interpreter’s performance.

Simona was nominated for making someone else’s day easier and going the extra mile by delivering promptly and by working remotely whilst on medical when a new team member started.

Your Regional Manager will arrange your gift voucher. Keep up the great work!

Karl - cameleer

Employee profile of the month – Karl Eastwood

Tell us about your background

Originally, I am from Leeds, West Yorkshire. From here my life has taken me to Romania, where I met my wife and now on to Chicago, so I have seen some quite amazing changes in my 31 years.

What has your journey been with Global Lingo?

Global Lingo has been a very rewarding experience for me since joining in 2011 as a bookkeeper based out of our office in the UK. Since then, I have had the opportunity to travel regularly spending many years living in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and since October 2018 I am based in our office in Chicago, USA.

What is your favourite memory at Global Lingo?

My favourite memory from the past 7 years at Global Lingo was when the global team visited Zakopane, Poland. This was one of our end of year celebratory weekends and it was great to see colleagues from all over the world in one location as we took the time to ski, party and share stories together. I look forward to getting the opportunity to host another similar event!

What do you like best about your job?

What I like most about my job at Global Lingo is seeing people develop within the company. I am an ACCA qualified accountant, but I do not have a typical “academic” background and I know how much value can be taken from workplace development. Something that, as an organisation, I hope to commit more efforts towards as we grow.

On a personal level, what are some of your interests?

When not in the office, I love to travel, play soccer (or football as I previously knew it) and check out new restaurants with friends. I obviously spend too many hours watching NetFlix and my favourite shows can range from topical documentaries to new dramas. As for music taste, this usually surprises some, I do listen to all styles, but my heart always draws me to pop punk with bands such as Alkaline Trio and Blink 182 topping my iTunes most played.

Is there anything you can can tell us that not many people know about you?

It’s always nice to tell you something that few people know about me and this is a tough one given my openness, but, I did spend 6 months as a Cameleer in 2010 in Broome, Western Australia. An amazing experience, but not sure one I will relive (there are not many camels in Chicago!).

Any plans for the future?

I am looking forward to many more years ahead, leading Global Lingo to new record heights and into new global regions.

Global News

Upcoming company events

Our CSR programme will be starting this month and each regional team will be heading out to their respective charities. Make sure to get involved in your region and keep an out on our Social Media to see other regional efforts when we have some pictures.

London

Maggie's Centers - CSR

Maggie’s Centres

The London team at our Global HQ will be offering emotional support and companionship to Maggie’s, a charity that features support centres across a number of UK locations. This charity is aimed at providing support to people diagnosed with cancer and their families, who are also affected by this terrible disease.

Chicago

Night Ministry - CSR

The Night Ministry

Global Lingo’s US team will be supporting the Night Ministry, a local charity in Chicago. The team will be buying, cooking and serving meals for vulnerable members of the Chicago community Sunday nights on a monthly basis.

Singapore

Pulau Ubin - CSR

Pulau Ubin Cleanup

As an island Singapore suffers badly from littering, both from people and from the ocean. Just off Singapore is a smaller island called Pulau Ubin which is a haven for wildlife. Sadly, this picturesque spot often gets the worst of human littering from tourists and ocean littering from the tides. Therefore, our team will be visiting the island every month to help clear the waste that washes up.

Cluj-Napoca

See You - CSR

Cluj Hot Meal Programme

Our Romanian team in Cluj-Napoca are supporting a similar themed cause to the US team. They will be volunteering as a group each month to prepare hot food for up to 100 homeless or struggling local people.


New starters

Finance: Cristiana Petru and Teodora Trif

Professional Writing Services: Charles Eades and Amala Kannan

Translation & Interpreting Services: Bianca Petra, Sergio Santana and Dawn Arduini-Watson

Sales: Giulia DonelliRafael Tranhago and Edwin Caparaz

Linguist Management: Ruxandra Spoială, Raluca Vlase


Special events

Both Jonny Bates and Cristina Dobra have been with Global Lingo for 5 years now.

Jonny joined us in the UK (yes, he has been with us for longer, but he had a 9 month sabbatical) and Cristina in Cluj.

Many congratulations on receiving your 5 year service award and thank you both for your dedication and continued support to Global Lingo.
Your Line Manager will be in touch to organise your reward.


April Bank Holidays

To add global bank holidays to your Outlook calendar, simply follow the steps below. We will also highlight upcoming bank holidays for each region every month here.

  1. Click File > Options > Calendar.
  2. Under Calendar options, click Add Holidays.
  3. Check the box for each country whose holidays you want to add to your calendar (UK, USA, Romania & Singapore), and then click OK.
Country Bank Holidays
UK 19 Good Friday
22 Easter Monday
USA  –
Romania 26 Good Friday
29 Easter Monday.
Singapore 19 Good Friday