Formerly European interpreting sales director at Leeds-based language services firm thebigword, Mr Williams has joined Saltaire-based One Global.
Jim Hart, chief executive at One Global, said: “One Global’s vision, is to remove the barriers to international trade – supporting clients to realise opportunities through expanding into new continents, cultures and markets.
“James’ addition to the team will further enable the strategic development of our business and the continuous improvement in delivering language services to our clients.”
Elsewhere, law firm Blacks Solicitors has carried out a string of promotions.
Having spent a number of years at the Leeds firm in the company and commercial department, David Paterson has been promoted to the role of partner.
Family law solicitors Victoria Lungu and Jane Ingleby are amongst two of four assistant solicitors who have been promoted to associates.
Joining the firm in 2006, Ms Lungu has spent the last six years offering advice to the firm’s private clients. The firm said Ms Ingleby, who joined the team two years ago, has played “an integral role” in growing the family department.
Having joined the team just a year ago, James Teagle’s promotion to associate in the firm’s commercial disputes resolution department is the quickest promotion in the history of the firm.
Finally, moving up the ranks in the employment law department with his latest promotion to associate is Tom Moyes. He joined the firm from Irwin Mitchell in 2007.
Meanwhile, Pam Boldock has been appointed deputy manager at Vida Hall, a new care home for people living with dementia opening in Harrogate later this month. A mental health nurse, she has worked in dementia care for 28 years.