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Membership of the ATC as a Supported Start-up is available to start-up Language Service Provider businesses that have been trading for over six months who are able to provide the supporting documents outlined in the Eligibility and Criteria section. As a member of the ATC, there are substantial business, financial and legal benefits available to your business and employees. These include:


  • Negotiated member rate for professional indemnity insurance, travel insurance and free financial health check
  • Reduced rates for foreign exchange and currency exchange services
  • Member-reduced cost for credit checking service and debt collection
  • Discounts on technology partners’ applications
  • Discounted Partner Association memberships and events
  • Reduced rates to market information via easy-to-use research platform
  • Discounted delegate rates to ATC’s Annual Summit and other Association Conferences
  • Free access to Annual Industry Research for participating members

Legal & Business

  • Free arbitration service
  • Free HR advice helpline
  • Free legal advice helpline

Business Development

  • Use of ATC logo on marketing materials
  • Inclusion in online membership directory with logo and hyperlink to website
  • Business referrals through directory and networks
  • National marketing campaigns through a dedicated Association PR Company
  • Networking opportunities with industry experts
  • Quarterly newsletter including updates and insights on industry developments, resources and key business issues
  • Access to wide network of translation companies through ATC’s membership of EUATC

To be eligible to be a Supported Start-up, your business must have already been trading for a minimum of six months.

Start-up membership is only available for 12 months, after which you will be required to apply for Regular Membership. Start-up members will also be performance-reviewed after six months to ensure they are operating to ATC’s expectations.

£125 plus VAT (six months)

Please read these guidance notes before beginning your application to join the ATC

You will need to request some supporting documents from third parties to successfully apply for membership to the ATC. These are detailed below and it is recommended you review these requirements before proceeding.

Once you are ready to begin the process, you will be asked to create an application account by completing the form and paying a non-refundable £50 administration fee. Upon receipt of the fee, you will be able to login to your account and upload the supporting documents as they become available.

Please note: documents must be in English and you will not be able to ‘submit’ your application until all the required documents have been uploaded.

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