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Industry Awards Announced at ATC Gala Dinner

The UK translation industry celebrated excellence within the profession at the ATC Language Industry Summit Awards.

The Association of Translation Companies (ATC) presented individuals, teams and companies with awards for their work in removing language as a barrier to research and development, commerce, international relations and more.

The presentation was part of the ATC’s annual conference and gala dinner which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff. The gala dinner and awards presentation was generously sponsored by SDL which provides the industry with translation software to enable high-quality translations and streamlined processes.

Congratulations to the following winners and runners-up:


Project Manager of the Year

Winner: Costanza Rocchi – Wolfestone, Swansea

Runner-up: Cristina Marin – Locaria, London


Project Management Team of the Year

Winner: Peak Translations, Derbyshire

Runner-up: thebigword, West Yorkshire


Partner of the Year

Winner: Miton Systems Limited, Hertfordshire


Freelancer of the Year

Winner: Heidi Kerschl


SME Company of the Year

Winner: Zebra Translations, Hertfordshire


Large Company of the Year

Winner: TBW Global, Washington, USA


The Eichner Award for Distinguished Service

Geoffrey Bowden


Chair of the ATC, Roy Allkin said: “Thank you to all of the translation companies that entered the awards this year and many congratulations to the well-deserving winners. Thank you also to our sponsor SDL for making the gala dinner such a special occasion.”

Mr Allkin welcomed delegates to the two-day summit, which began on Thursday, 20th September and included topical debates and seminars ranging from Brexit to the business case for language services and the place of technology in translation.

Political journalist and commentator Isabel Oakeshott delivered the keynote speech at conference, the theme of which was ‘The Changing Landscape: UK Language Industry 2020 and Beyond’. Other speakers included Professor Joanna Drugan, of the University of East Anglia, who shared initial results on research into transnational crime and translation.

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