We are celebrating after scooping two awards at the Association of Translation Companies’ (ATC) 2016 Language Industry Summit Awards.
One of our long-serving and dedicated freelance translators, Vicki Rushton, was announced as the winner in the Freelance Supplier of the Year category, beating off stiff competition from two other national finalists. Meanwhile, our Director Isabella Moore received the very first Eichner Distinguished Service Award, designed to recognise a lifetime’s contribution to the language industry.
Commenting on her award win Isabella said: “I have lived and breathed the language industry for many years and being chosen as the recipient of this very prestigious award has to rank as one of my proudest moments.
“I feel very fortunate to have built up a very skilled and supportive team and I hope that this award serves to inspire them, and anyone considering a career in the language industry, as to what you can achieve with determination and a lot of hard work.”
Designed to celebrate success in the sector, with nominees being recognised by the judges for their commitment to excellence, Vicki was selected for her commitment to client satisfaction and in depth sector knowledge.
Speaking about the award, Vicki added: “I was both surprised and delighted to hear that I had been shortlisted so when they read out my name, I was totally elated. I feel very passionately about the job that I do and the importance of the language sector in our country, and I am very proud that my commitment has been recognised at the highest possible level by such a distinguished panel of judges.”
This year’s judging panel comprised Rudy Tirry, President of the European Union of Associations of Translation Companies, Sarah Griffin-Mason, Chair of the Institute of Translation & Interpreting, Laura Brandon, Executive Director of the Globalization and Localization Association and Geoffrey Bowden, General Secretary for the ATC, who was the non-voting chair of the judging panel.
ATC General Secretary Geoffrey, said: “The nominations were assessed using robust judging criteria to recognise the broad range of talent within the industry.
“With a focus on achievement; the judging criteria put an emphasis on the story behind the individuals that give so much to the industry; what they aim to achieve and what their success gives back to the profession. We would like to congratulate both Isabella and Vicki – they were both very worthy winners.”
These awards mark a second year of success for Comtec at the ATC Language Industry Summit Awards. In 2015, our hardworking project managers won the Project Management Team of the Year award thanks to their commitment to delivering excellent results to our clients. What’s more, another of our top freelancers, Karen Lühning, was awarded the Freelance Supplier of the Year prize that year. We are over the moon that the contributions and hard work of our linguists and our team has been recognised at national level and look forward to continuing to deliver a top-quality service for many years to come.
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