Members and Partners of the ATC form a network of language industry professionals, and there are plenty of opportunities to learn, share ideas and contribute to industry development.
Language Industry Summit and Networking Events
The highlight of the ATC’s social calendar is the Language Industry Summit, our annual conference taking place in late September. The Summit brings together UK and overseas language service companies, service and technology providers, prominent and inspiring speakers, and the ATC’s stakeholders for networking, learning and development.
The ATC also organises networking events across the country on topical issues. Come along and meet the Council and fellow industry professionals!
The Language Industry Survey
The ATC’s Language Industry Survey forms an on-going research base of key data about the translation and interpreting market in the United Kingdom.
By contributing to the research, you will be able to benchmark your company’s performance, compare your pricing, profitability and margins to those of other companies, and get an overview of the technology trends current in the industry.
The ATC is the elected leadership body that governs and directs the ATC. The ATC’s Council is made up of Accredited Member representatives and Co-opted Council Members. Open Council Memberships are promoted when they become vacant. Meet the current Council here.
The ATC lobbies on behalf of its members’ interests at government level to ensure a sustainable future for language services in the UK. Get in touch and get involved if you feel passionate about making a change!
Accredited Members of the ATC have undergone the association’s rigorous background checks for financial and operational viability and quality management practices. Accredited Members comply with the ATC’s Code of Professional Conduct, and are subject to the association’s Complaints Handling Process.
Apply as Accredited Member via the Apply for Membership tab.
- The company outsources language services
- At least 65% of the company’s turnover is from language services (e.g. translation, interpreting)
- The company has been operating for at least two years
- Company accepts to comply with the ATC’s Code of Professional Conduct
Required Business Documentation
- Financial accounts for the last two years of trading
- Trading Terms & Conditions towards Clients
- Trading Terms & Conditions towards Suppliers
- Copy of Professional Indemnity Insurance
- Contact details for references (two client referees and two supplier referees)
- Declaration on company letterhead to confirm that at least 65% of the company’s turnover is from language services, and that the company accepts to comply with the ATC’s Code of Professional Conduct
- Declaration that none of the company’s Directors have past or pending County Court judgements against them
Required Quality Management Documentation
- Copy of ISO standard certifications, if any:
ISO 9001, ISO 17100, ISO 18587, ISO 18841, ISO 20228
- Statement outlining the company’s quality management process
- Description of the company’s test for translator/interpreter competence
- Description of the company’s internal quality control process
|Latest Annual Turnover||Fee|
|Up to £150,000||£350 + VAT|
|£150,001 – £500,000||£550 + VAT|
|£500,001 – £1,500,000||£750 + VAT|
|More than £1,500,000||£1,000 + VAT|
Associate Members may upgrade their membership to Accredited at any time, subject to compliance with the above Accredited Member criteria, and an administration fee of £150.
Thank you for your interest in joining the ATC!
Please review the eligibility criteria and required documentation in the Eligibility and Criteria tab before submitting your application.
Once you are ready to begin the membership application process, fill in the form below to register an application account. You will be requested to pay a non-refundable £50 administration fee. Once the administration fee has been received at the ATC, you will be able to login to your account and completed the application process (incl. uploading any required supporting documents).
Please note: All documents must be in English. You will not be able to submit your application until all the required documents have been uploaded.