The Association of Translation Companies (ATC) is a professional membership association representing the interests of its language service companies in the UK and internationally. It is the leading voice for companies operating in the UK’s language services industry.
From its beginnings as a small group of British translation companies in 1976, the ATC has become a worldwide association. It provides authoritative advice about matters relating to multilingual communication, and working with legislators and other stakeholders, lobbies on behalf of its members, promoting the value of language skills, translation and interpreting. The ATC is also at the forefront of the development of international standards for translation and interpreting.
ATC membership is recognised at government and international levels as the mark of quality-managed translation services. The ATC works on a non-profit basis and its activities are guided by its council, elected officers and its stated objectives.
The Association provides specific information to translation buyers about members’ specialities; speaks with authority to Government on matters concerning the translation profession; provides information and assistance to business, industry and members of the public who wish to use the services of a translation company.