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About the ATC

The Association of Translation Companies (ATC) is a professional membership association representing the interests of its language service companies in the UK and internationally. It is the leading voice for companies operating in the UK’s language services industry.

From its beginnings as a small group of British translation companies in 1976, the ATC has become a worldwide association. It provides authoritative advice about matters relating to multilingual communication, and working with legislators and other stakeholders, lobbies on behalf of its members, promoting the value of language skills, translation and interpreting. The ATC is also at the forefront of the development of international standards for translation and interpreting.

ATC membership is recognised at government and international levels as the mark of quality-managed translation services. The ATC works on a non-profit basis and its activities are guided by its council, elected officers and its stated objectives.


Defining standards of excellence

The ATC defines standards of excellence for language service companies by promoting quality-driven language services.

The aims of the Association are to:

– support and nurture our members for sustainability and growth;

– create a network where our members can connect with each other as a professional community;

– influence the advancement of language service companies and the language profession;

– forge partnerships with associations and organisations whose vision and goals align with our own; and

– be the governing body for language service companies in the UK with regulatory function.

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The ATC exists for the benefits of its members…

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The ATC has led the language industry’s standards since 1976…

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Meet the ATC Council

The Association’s activities are guided by its council and elected officers…

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Government Lobbying

The ATC is the voice of the UK’s translation industry…

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About the
Translation Industry

The importance and value of the UK’s translation industry…

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The ATC works with a number of leading industry partners…

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Language Industry
Market Research

The essential annual guide to the translation industry…

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Contact us by email, call us, or write to us…

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