There are three key influencers for interpreting services in every market: the demand, the government, and the infrastructure.
In every country, the government has a huge influence on the interpreting market. Not only because it defines language access rights, how the country is run, and who receives funding, but also by deciding how government contracts are structured.
The UK market is the second largest localization and interpreting market in the world. It is defined by several large language service companies, a handful of mid-sized players and over a thousand smaller or specialist companies competing to meet client needs. Nimdzi and the Association of Translation Companies (ATC) have combined their efforts to provide a comprehensive overview of the language industry in the United Kingdom.