A survey of Europe’s Language Service Providers (LSPs) indicates continued optimism for the sector with more than two thirds of UK respondents predicting market growth for 2017.

The programme for the 2017 Language Industry Summit, taking place from 21-22 September in London, has now been published.

With our exit from the EU officially set in motion, the UK language industry, like many other sectors, faces a prolonged period of uncertainty as the terms of that exit are negotiated. While negotiations take place, the opportunities afforded to the sector by current exchange rates, in both supporting the growth of UK exporters and therefore expanding their international reach, are being maximised by many Language Service Providers (LSPs). Their services are now looking very competitive for purchasers based outside the UK. However, we must proceed with caution and not lose perspective. The longer-term threats to our economy and the language industry remain very real, and are something, which we, as an industry and the government, need to address as a matter of urgency. 

The founder of a Bristol based translation company was a guest speaker at last week’s EU Association of Translation Companies conference. 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 17:21

ATC annual conference - call for papers

The Association of Translation Companies (ATC) has launched a call for papers for the 2017 Language Industry Summit. 

TTC wetranslate has enjoyed a takeaway with a difference after its subsidiary, Bedford Translations, was asked to support the hit TV show Saturday Night Takeaway, featuring household stars, Ant and Dec. 

Two leading members of the Association of Translation Companies have been invited to speak at the forthcoming EUATC conference from 20-21 April in Berlin. 

This year, there has already been significant debate around the need to accelerate gender parity. Having worked in the language service industry for more than three decades I have witnessed a significant increase in the number of female owned Language Service Providers (LSPs), with the proportion of female directors now significantly higher than in many other professional services. 

Ahead of the first House of Lords debate on the Brexit Bill (20 February), two of the UK’s leading professional language organisations are making a direct plea to Theresa May to put an immediate end to the uncertain status of 3.3 million EU citizens living and working in the UK. 

Monday, 13 February 2017 17:35

ATC member named as new GALA Chair

The Association of Translation Companies (ATC) is celebrating the appointment of Jesper Sandberg, the founder and executive chairman of Sandberg Translation Partners Ltd (STP), as the new chair of the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA).

Capita Translation & Interpreting (Capita TI) has partnered with multinational technology and consulting corporation, IBM, to offer developers an enhanced translation solution for cloud and mobile applications.


Asian Absolute, were crowned the winners in the project management team of the year at the Association of Translation Companies’ (ATC ) 2016 language industry summit awards.

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Rebecca Kinnersley, Project Manager at RP Translate, a language services provider with offices in Bristol, has been crowned the winner of the Project Manager of the Year category at the Association of Translation Companies’ (ATC) 2016 Language Industry Summit Awards.

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Jacqui Birnie, a freelancer translator who works with Alexika Ltd, has been awarded runner-up in the Freelance Supplier category at the Association of Translation Companies’ (ATC) 2016 Language Industry Summit Awards.

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Friday, 09 September 2016 16:49

Capita acquires amity communications

Association of Translation Companies (ATC) members Capita announces today that it has acquired fellow ATC members amity communications, a London-based language service provider specialising in financial and legal translation services. The acquired business will become part of Capita Translation and Interpreting.



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