29 October 2015

The Association of Translation Companies has asked for an urgent meeting with the Minister for Small Business to discuss the Government’s current approach to the procurement of language services in the public sector which appears to be working against Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).

19 October 2015

SMEs in Lancashire missing out by failing to prioritise a language strategy

Small and medium sized businesses in Lancashire are missing out by not capitalising on the rapidly expanding trade opportunities occurring abroad, new statistics reveal.

 

Today's Guardian newspaper quotes Roy Allkin, the chairman of the Association of Translation Companies and co-founder of Wolfstone Translations along with Richard Brooks, CEO of K-International and a keynote speaker at last week's ATC's 2015 annual conference. In an article aimed at The Guardian Small Business Network both urge UK companies to invest in language skills to help boost the country's export performance.

Ensuring fair access to essential public services within healthcare, local government and in the justice system is at risk for people who do not speak English and depend on interpreters and translators, according to a new report from the Association of Translation Companies (ATC) and launched today at its annual conference held at Manchester United’s stadium. The report, based on research with ATC members supplying the public sector with language services, found that the procurement process is causing areas of strain in the efficient provision of those services.

 

Small and medium sized businesses in Swansea are missing out by not capitalising on the rapidly expanding trade opportunities occurring abroad, new statistics reveal.

General studies gave way to history, economics and other more demanding academic courses required by universities and encouraged by the government in this year’s A-levels.

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.

Monday, 27 July 2015 11:38

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.

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