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ATC elects new vice-chair

Ruth Partington, Managing Director of RP Translate based in Bristol, has been elected vice-chair of the Association of Translation Companies (ATC).

A member on the ATC Council since 2014, Ruth has been chairing the Membership Committee since joining the ATC, and became chair of the conference organising committee in 2016.  She succeeds Jesper Sandberg, whose two terms as vice-chair were completed at the Annual General Meeting held on 22nd June.

Commenting on her election, ATC chair Roy Allkin, who nominated Ruth for the position said: “On behalf of all of the ATC members, I would like to congratulate Ruth on taking on this important role – we all feel very fortunate to have her support in driving the ATC forward.

“Ruth has always set a fantastic example to others, undertaking additional responsibilities to help benefit the language industry and the association, such as chairing the ATC annual conference organising committee and our membership committee.

“It is this commitment which makes her the ideal person to assume the vice chair position and I look forward to working closely with her over the coming months and years.”

Founder of Bristol-based translation company RP Translate, Ruth has more than 25 years of experience bridging the gap between industry insight and global research participants, through excellent quality language services and consultancy.

Ruth added: “I am proud and honoured to accept the position of vice-chair. I started volunteering for the ATC three years ago as a way to give back to the industry, and I am delighted to now be assuming such an important position.

“With the uncertainty still surrounding Brexit and the impact that will have on our industry, now, more than ever, it is vital to strengthen awareness and understanding of the sector and the important role it can play in helping drive future economic success and social stability.

“I am very excited by the challenge ahead and look forward to working alongside all of my ATC colleagues to help the association achieve its goals for 2017 and beyond.”

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