KantanMT's founder Tony O'Dowd has said that he is honoured to have been nominated for two category awards in the Association of Transation Companies' inaugural Language Industry Summit Awards.

- UK loses £48bn in lost exports each year because of poor languages -

Revelations from the Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA), that cash-strapped colleges have been cutting the number of foreign language courses on offer to help balance the books, has prompted the Association of Translation Companies (ATC) to issue a stark warning about the long term damage - to both the UK’s economic performance and pupils’ future employment prospects.



Nominations for the ATC's 2015 Language Industry Summit Awards have now closed.

According to HSBC, in the future, even the smallest business will be multinational; South-South trade will be norm and soon it will take many imports to make an export writes Diego Bartolome, who is presenting a master class at the ATC's 2015 Language Industry Summit taking place at Manchester United Football Club 24 - 25 September.

Public Sector Executive magazine has covered the Association of Translation Companies' reaction to the Crown Commercial Service's proposals to overhaul the provision of language and translation services across the public sector. The magazine has reported the ATC's warning that these essential services are being put at risk by the government's proposals.


The provision of essential interpreting and translation services could be at risk following the latest government proposals on the provision of language services in the public sector.

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LSPs' websites need TLC

Nigel T Packer, the CEO of Petalis Online, says too many Language Service Providers are still losing out on new business generation, because they are just not investing in their websites and has called on them to devote a little TLC (Tender Loving Care) to help transform how their websites performance.


Manchandan Sandhu (Chan), Ubiqus's Translation Business Development Manager, who is speaking at the ATC's 2015 Language Industry Summit has been trailing her presentation in a blog on her LinkedIn account.

The Association of Translation Companies has delivered its response to the Crown Commercial Service's draft Frame Work Agreement for the provision of language services in the public sector.

Don Shin, CEO of 1-StopAsia, is making the 10,000 mile round trip from Los Angeles to take in his third ATC annual conference. Here's what he's told the organisers:

Health Business magazine, circulated to healthcare professionals and managers, features a two page article from the Association of Translation Companies in the current issue.

Asta Rusakevičienė of Diskusija Language Services, who will be travelling from her native Lithuania, has commented on why she is looking forward to the ATC annual conference, The 2015 Language Industry Summit.

British export performance must improve as latest report from OECD reports continuing deterioration.

The government has ordered an overhaul of how it supports British businesses to export, with the risk that UK Trade and Investment could be fragmented into different departments, according to a report in the Financial Times. With the possibility that further details may emerge in the Budget this week, the ATC has stated that a lack of focus on language is one of the key reasons for the UK’s lacklustre export performance.

sQuid's Luigi Muzii has titled his presentation 'Collecting requirements for quality management'. To get an advance glimpse into what he will be tackling check out his blog

The ATC's PR consultancy, Spreckley Partners, have been working with some leading ATC members to develop guidance for public sector commissioners of language services.  The draft guidance is currently out for consultation. It is expected that it will be published before the ATC annual conference and will be the trigger for a programme of public affairs and PR work.



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