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Celebrating success in the language sector: ATC invites nominations in annual industry awards

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The Association of Translation Companies is inviting entries for the 2017 Language Industry Summit Awards, which are designed to recognise and celebrate excellence in the sector.

After a highly successful event in 2016, this year’s categories include Project Manager of the Year, Project Management Team of the Year, Supplier of the Year, Freelance Supplier of the Year, Sales Person of the Year and Outstanding contribution to the Language Industry.

Nominations can be made online by visiting, with a closing deadline of Friday 11th August.

This year’s judging panel comprises Rudy Tirry, President of the European Union of Associations of Translation Companies, Sarah Griffin-Mason, Chair of the Institute of Translation & Interpreting, Laura Brandon, Executive Director of the Globalization and Localization Association and Liz Pryke, the newly appointed Secretary of the ATC.

Ruth Partington, ATC Vice-Chair and Chair of the ATC Conference Organising Committee commented: “The panel will be looking for entries which demonstrate not only excellence in customer service but also evidence that the nominee is committed to the quality agenda, details of notable achievements in the last 12 months and information which sets the nominee apart from all others.

“We look forward to receiving entries from companies and individuals across the length and breadth of the UK – we have so much fantastic talent within the industry it is only right that we should recognise and reward it.”

Nominations are restricted to 500 words and the panel will only consider one nomination per person or team.

Shortlisted applicants will be announced by 25th August and will then go on to compete in the finals at the 2017 Language Industry Summit gala dinner on 21st September 2017 at the Regent’s Park Holiday Inn, London.

Among the 2016 award winners were Asian Absolute, who won the Project Management Team of the Year category as well as runner-up places for Project Manager of the Year and Salesperson of the Year.

Henry Clough, Managing Director of Asian Absolute, which has its head office in London, said: “Project management is a tough and stressful job, so it was fantastic for our Dragon Team to receive this recognition of their work. It was a great motivator for them.

“It’s also reassuring for our clients to see that we have been independently endorsed in this way. In an industry where it can be difficult to differentiate between companies, an ATC award provides extra weight.”

For further details on the awards please visit here.

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