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The ATC’s End of Year Report looks back at the year’s activities, collaborations and projects by the ATC and its community of members.

Chair’s Greetings

There is a popular acronym which seems to me to be more applicable than ever for 2022: VUCA. There’s no denying that it has been a difficult year, full of volatility, challenges, uncertainty and adversity. There is a war in Europe, a war that tears and destroys, an antithesis of everything that translation and interpreting represent – bridging divides and uniting people.

Yet 2022 has also been a year when we have come together and resolutely worked to keep those bridges open, and to support each other through tough times.

Our Ukraine Language Support Task Force brought together the UK’s associations, to find ways of supporting refugees coming to the UK, and to add to the many ways our members expressed their personal and professional support.

Our events brought the ATC community together in-person, for the first time in three years, and what a joy it was to see you all – to have those ad hoc conversations we have all missed, to be inspired with what others are doing, and to find out that none of us are alone in the boat.

In a VUCA year there is an even brighter spotlight on what associations do for their members. That’s why the ATC, the UK’s voice for language service companies, continues in its commitment to support member companies for sustainability and growth, building a community of peers, reaching out to and collaborating with the business community and the public sector, with other trade associations and organisations, promoting the value of language services to the UK, always with an eye on the global economy and the fiscal and commercial realities of running a company.

I want to extend my thanks to the ATC’s Council, and to our CEO Raisa McNab, our Commercial Collaborations Lead Sarah Bawa Mason, and our Secretariat Sandra Foster, for their dedication and drive in making what you see in this End of Year Report happen.

And of course, to you, our members, I want to send a message of courage: the future is still bright.

Ruth Partington

ATC Chair

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You can view the report below:

ATC End of Year Report 2022


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