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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), was founded in 1976 by leading translation companies to create recognition and trust among stakeholders by promoting and regulating quality driven language industry standards and best practice.

The ATC authors the unique annual UK Language Services Market Report and hosts the sector’s flagship event, the Language Industry Summit.  As it strives to drive the highest professional standards, the ATC has also developed an ISO Certification Service for members. ATC members represent a cross-section of Language Service Providers (LSPs) across the UK.


As a collective group of translation and interpreting companies with members worldwide, the ATC works on a not-for-profit basis entirely in the interests of its members and the Language Industry as a whole.

The ATC works to define standards of excellence in the Industry and its members operate to a comprehensive Code of Conduct to ensure clients are provided with the highest quality services. Joining the ATC gives members access to 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 supports member companies to achieve ISO standards across management, translation and machine translation

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

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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