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Posted on11 June 2024

Celebrating Our Fantastic Supplier Network of Translators, Interpreters, and More

Here at Atlas Translations, our work is driven by a network of experienced, professional, and highly qualified translators and interpreters. We believe that this network has created a thriving working environment for everyone involved and is crucial to our success. This blog celebrates our fantastic supplier network of translators, interpreters, and more by highlighting the initiatives and practices that we hope make Atlas Translations a great place to collaborate.

Building A Network at Our Supplier Open Days

Our Supplier Open Days are held twice a year in St. Albans, home of our head office. These events, complete with an abundance of coffee, cake and more, provide a fantastic opportunity for all our language professionals to come together and build connections.

What Happens at Our Open Days?

  • Networking
    • A chance for translators and interpreters to meet and share experiences.
  • Industry Insights
    • Discussions about the latest trends and developments in the translation industry.
  • Community Building
    • Getting to know each other on a personal level and fostering a sense of community.

These Supplier Open Days are not just about business; they’re about creating a supportive and encouraging atmosphere where we try to make everyone feel valued and appreciated.

Positive Payment Practices

One of the many reasons our suppliers love working with us is our commitment to fair and prompt payments. Atlas Translations understands the importance of timely compensation for the work done by our suppliers.

As a translation agency, we could not function without our fantastic network of translators, interpreters, and more, so being fair and paying invoices on time is one of our top priorities.

Our Commitment to Prompt Payment

May 2023 saw Atlas Translations become a Signatory of the Prompt Payment Code (PPC). The PPC is a voluntary code established in 2008 and administered by the Small Business Commissioner. It sets rules for business payment practices, such as paying invoices on time.

Commitments of the signatories of the PPC are:

  • Pay suppliers on time and within agreed terms
  • Give clear guidance to suppliers on terms, dispute resolution and prompt notification of late payment
  • Support good practices throughout their supply chain by encouraging the adoption of the Code

Through transparent communication we strive to ensure an open and clear dialogue with our supplier network regarding payment schedules and practices. By adhering to the principles of the PPC, we aim to not only foster trust but also contribute to the financial stability and satisfaction of our suppliers.

Translation Professionals You Can Trust

Our suppliers come from all over the world, bringing with them a wealth of cultural knowledge and expertise. Whether it’s proofreading services, voiceover work, live interpreting, or any other translation service, our suppliers deliver top-quality work in any setting.

All our suppliers work in their native languages, which makes sure that all work is authentic and accurate. Along with native language skills, our suppliers can have linguistic specialisms and sector specific work expertise, allowing us to match clients with translators who understand the specific demands of each project.

Our rigorous selection process guarantees that our clients receive the best possible service, tailored to their unique needs.

Creating Opportunities for Growth

We are always on the lookout for new ways to strengthen our community of translation professionals. If you are an experienced translator or interpreter, we invite you to explore opportunities with Atlas Translations.

Join Our Team

  1. Contact Us:
  2. Application Process:
    • If our needs match your skills, a member of our team will provide you with the password and instructions on how to access our application.
  3. Supportive Environment:
    • Benefit from being part of a network that values collaboration and continuous learning.

At Atlas Translations, we believe in creating a positive and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and grow.

Celebrating Cultural Diversity in Translation

Diversity is at the heart of what we do. Our global network of translators brings a variety of perspectives and skills, enriching our work and ensuring we can meet the diverse needs of our clients.

Global Expertise: Our translators and interpreters bring unique cultural insights to their work.

Inclusive Practices: We strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone’s voice is heard and valued.

Diversity: By embracing diversity, we enhance the quality and relevance of our translation services, making sure they resonate with audiences around the world.

Testimonials from Our Suppliers

Don’t just take our word for it—hear from some of our trusted suppliers about their experiences working with Atlas Translations.

Wilhemina: “Never worked for a better agency! The people at Atlas are amazing to work for. They are friendly, respectful, responsive and always available for questions and clarifications. Their invoicing system is user friendly and they pay very promptly. I have many years of experience translating as a freelancer and can safely say that Atlas is the best agency to work for!”

Mohan: “Working with Atlas Translation has been a wonderful experience. The staff at Atlas have been very supportive, friendly, polite, patient, and went out of their way to help you and make your interpreting project very easy. It’s a pleasure to work with Atlas Translations. Payments for completed projects were made promptly, even upon completion, without any hassle and/or without recourse for payment.”

Wojciech: “I work for Atlas Translations since 2011 and simply put – they are just great! Always helpful and fair to translators and it is true pleasure to work with the staff. I wish Atlas all the best!”

These testimonials, which are always so gratefully received, reflect our dedication to creating a positive and productive working environment for all our suppliers.

Looking to the Future

As we look to the future, we remain committed to supporting our network of suppliers and translators. We believe that by fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment, we can continue to deliver exceptional translation services to our clients.

It’s a Wrap!

At Atlas Translations, our network of suppliers and translators is the backbone of our success. By fostering a supportive, inclusive, and professional environment, we ensure that everyone involved can thrive.

Whether through our Supplier Open Days, our commitment to prompt payments, or our focus on your development, we are dedicated to celebrating and supporting the fantastic individuals who make our work possible.

If you’re a translator or interpreter looking to join a dynamic and welcoming community, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us today and let’s start a conversation.

Contact Us

We’d love for you to contact Atlas Translations for a chat or to ask questions!

Call us on 01727 812 725 or email us at team@atlas-translations.co.uk to let us know what you need. We respond quickly to all enquiries!

If you’d like to meet us face to face, learn more about our translation and language services, or deliver documents, please email or call us to arrange a meeting.

Use the Live Chat option during UK working hours to ask us any questions. You’ll chat with a real, live human—no bots here! Just click the little icon at the bottom right of your screen to start chatting with us.

If you need a quick quote, we have a handy Get a Quote button located at the top of our website where you can get an estimate for your needs.


Can I Trust Atlas Translations?

Atlas Translations holds two ISO certifications — ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management) and ISO 17100:2017 (Translation Services).

If the project is highly confidential, we can sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for your extra peace of mind.

Are you wondering if we’re up to date on privacy? We’ve been registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for over 20 years, so data protection has always been important.

You can read more about our commitment to quality here.

Atlas Translations prides itself on providing fast, friendly, and high-quality language services. But don’t just take our word for it—see what our clients are saying about us.

We’re also on TrustPilot, and you can read our reviews here.

Global Voice, Local Touch

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ATC – Full membership of the ATC (Association of Translation Companies).

CIEP – Corporate membership of the CIEP (Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading) since 1993.

Corporate membership of the ITI (Institute of Translation and Interpreting) since 1994. Corporate Member of the Year 2021.

ISO 17100 – ISO 17100:2017 for Translation Services (since this standard began, in 2008, externally audited annually).

ISO 9001 – BS EN ISO 9001:2015 (certified since 2003, externally audited annually).

Living wage employer – As a living wage employer, we believe our staff deserve a wage which meets every day needs.

Mindful employer

Mindful employer – We are a mindful employer, working toward achieving better mental health at work.

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Disability confident committed – We are Disability Confident Committed, ensuring our recruitment, communications and support are inclusive and accessible.

4-day week

4-day week employer since 2019

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Good Business Charter Member since 2022

The Slator Language Service Provider Index (LSPI) is a ranking and an index of the world’s largest translation, localization, interpreting, and language technology companies.

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The Patient Information Forum promotes access to trusted and high-quality health information for the public and healthcare professionals.

Federation of Small Businesses and the Self-Employed

Member of the Federation of Small Businesses and the Self-Employed

Prompt Payment Code

Signatory of the Prompt Payment Code since 2023.

Accredited with the Fair Tax Foundation since February 2024

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