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.

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  The draft guidance is currently out for consultation.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.

Monday, 29 June 2015 13:28

ATC commissions follow up study

The ATC has teamed up with Aston Univerity for another research project.  This time it is a follow up to Professor James Foreman-Peck's study: 'How investment in languages affects SME exporters' and published by the Assocation in February and launched at the Houses of Parliament. 

The ATC has launched the first UK LSP ranking and bench marking research programme. The summary results are to be published at The 2015 Language Industry Summit taking place in Manchester 24/25 September.
Sarah Pokorna, Business Development Manager 
ZELENKA, who has just booked her place as delegate to the ATC annual conference said: "This will be the first time anyone from ZELENKA has attended the ATC conference. We’ve chosen to attend so that we can get to know members of the ATC a bit better, and show them what ZELENKA has to offer. I am looking forward to learning something new about the industry, while at the same time meeting new people and hopefully coming away with some new clients!"

Mark Robinson, CEO, Alexika commented looking forward to the ATC's annual conference: “The ATC Conference is an excellent place to network, generate ideas to help our clients and keep up to date with industry trends. I can highly recommend it.”

K-International's Richard Brooks, who is the keynote speaker on the second day of the ATC annual conference, The 2015 Language Industry Summit, has been blogging about the conference.




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