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Language Industry Report

This report aims to develop the conversation on the needs for private and public sectors to invest in these critical services in the UK

Language Industry Survey

Language Industry Survey 2019 forms a snapshot of the UK’s language services industry, with a glimpse into today’s UK market in a rapidly changing global industry

About ATC

The Association of Translation Companies (ATC) is a professional membership association representing the interests of language service companies in the UK. It is the leading voice for companies operating in the UK’s language service industry.

The ATC provides authoritative advice about matters relating to multilingual communication and lobbies on behalf of its members, promoting the value of language services. The ATC is also at the forefront of the development of international standards for translation and interpreting.


ATC membership is recognised by the government and internationally as the mark of quality-managed translation services.

The ATC works to define standards of excellence in the language services industry. Joining the ATC gives members access to outstanding member benefits, a network of forward-thinking language professionals, and the opportunity to influence the direction of the language industry as a whole.

ISO Certification

The ATC’s ISO Certification Service provides industry expert auditing and certification to language service companies worldwide

Membership Benefits

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

02Dec 19
RP Translate rebranding after 23 years

RP Translate rebranding after 23 years

As of 2nd December, Bristol-based Insight translation agency RP Translate is changing trading name to EMPOWER Translate (Global) Ltd. Founded in 1997 by Ruth Partington (CEO), the agency has been…

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06Nov 19
Cintra leads the way with ISO interpreting

Cintra leads the way with ISO interpreting

ATC Member Cintra Language Services has been awarded certification to interpreting services standard ISO 18841 and legal interpreting standard ISO 20228 by the ATC’s ISO Certification Service. Cintra is the…

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05Nov 19
What Academia Can Do for the Profession

What Academia Can Do for the Profession

By Begoña Rodríguez de Céspedes The expression “bridging the gap” has been commonplace in any translator training conference in the last few years to describe the attempt to make academic…

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