ATC Announces 2021 Winners of Language Industry Awards

On Dec. 10, the Association of Translation Companies (ATC) announced its winners of its annual language industry awards, which aim to acknowledge the achievements of language service providers (LSPs) who are members of the ATC and their workers throughout the year.

The ATC has been a major trade association for translation companies in the United Kingdom since its founding in 1976. The ATC’s annual awards primarily recognize the accomplishments of language service providers in the UK, however some LSPs outside of the UK were recognized as well. Awards this year included titles such as “Company of the Year,” “Innovator of the Year,” “Translator of the Year,” and more. 

For the second year in a row, Atlas Translations, was awarded the Company of the Year award, with the judges commending the company for its significant growth during the year. “We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded Company of the Year 2021 by the Association of Translation Companies (and for the second year running!),” the company wrote on Twitter. “We are so grateful to the ATC for their ongoing support.”

“In its thirtieth year, Atlas Translations achieved an impressive 48% growth, adding new services such as remote interpreting and Covid Passport translation to their portfolio. The company is very strongly involved in pro-bono activity, and clearly care about a good work-life balance for their employees,” the judges’ notes read, regarding Atlas Translation’s status as company of the year.

Two awards that the ATC usually presents are the “Eichner Distinguished Service Award” and the “Sales Person of the Year Award,” however these were not awarded in 2021.

Buenos Aires-based Essence Translations received the “New Member of the Year Award,” with the judges noting that the company’s strong growth throughout the year, as well as its “rigorous” approach to quality assurance and the addition of a life sciences unit, have allowed the company to excel this year.

The remainder of the awards were given to the following companies and individuals:

  • Project Manager of the Year: Misha Hruby, Locaria
  • Project Management Team Of The Year: Comtec Translations
  • Innovator of the Year: Alexis Lopez-Gonzalez, Empower Translate
  • Translator of the Year: Julie Reymond, Locaria

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Andrew Warner
Andrew Warner is a writer from Sacramento. He received his B.A. in linguistics and English from UCLA and is currently working toward an M.A. in applied linguistics at Columbia University. His writing has been published in Language Magazine, Sactown Magazine, and The Takeout.

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