The Association of Translation Companies (ATC), was founded in 1976 by leading translation companies to create recognition and trust among stakeholders by promoting and regulating quality driven language industry standards and best practice.
The ATC authors the unique annual UK Language Services Market Report and hosts the sector’s flagship event, the Language Industry Summit. As it strives to drive the highest professional standards, the ATC has also developed an ISO Certification Service for members. ATC members represent a cross-section of Language Service Providers (LSPs) across the UK.
As a collective group of translation and interpreting companies with members worldwide, the ATC works on a not-for-profit basis entirely in the interests of its members and the Language Industry as a whole.
The ATC works to define standards of excellence in the Industry and its members operate to a comprehensive Code of Conduct to ensure clients are provided with the highest quality services. Joining the ATC gives members access to a network of forward-thinking language professionals and the opportunity to influence the direction of the language industry as a whole.
The ATC supports member companies to achieve ISO standards across management, translation and machine translation
Find out about becoming a Member, Supported Start-up, or Corporate Member or how to qualify as a Technical or Accredited Partner of the ATC
Language Industry Summit
Our annual flagship event takes place in September each year and features seminars and conference, our Gala Dinner and a host of other events to support and grow your business.
Not to be missed, we encourage booking early to avoid disappointment and we keep an archive of all previous Summits to ensure that the thought-leading knowledge shared at the event, is available to all.
Language Industry Market Research
Since 2015, the ATC has conducted a comprehensive survey of the language industry and made it available to members and non-members alike.
The data we acquire is invaluable to anyone working or considering working within the translation and interpretation services industry and should be considered the first port of call for any question about the market.
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