About Business English UK

Business English UK is a group of leading English language centres specialising in English for business and professional purposes in the UK. We work together to promote the best of English language training for business and professional people worldwide, and we are a not-for-profit organisation.

We are a special interest group of English UK, the national association of accredited English language centres.

Our Aims

  • To be the voice for the business and professional English language training industry
  • To market business English and other professional English courses to key target groups, such as companies and government agencies, that are not normally covered by English UK in its promotional activities.
  • To provide a one-stop-shop for clients
  • To improve and maintain quality standards across the industry
  • To provide professional support to our members

Our History

We started in 1998 as the ABC Group (ARELS Business Charter Group), to help business and professional people find training centres specialising in business and professional English.

Although the ABC Group had a close relationship with ARELS (the then organisation for private language centres) it had separate finances and its own marketing and publicity agenda.

When ARELS and BASELT (the organisation for ELT in state colleges and universities) joined to became English UK in 2004, we became Business English UK.

Our activities

Find out more about what we do here including:

  • Inward Missions
  • Exhibitions
  • Workshops
  • Master Classes
  • Conferences
  • The Excellence in Business English Training (EBET) Award

About English UK

English UK is the world’s leading language teaching association with more than 470 members – all accredited by the British Council – including private language schools, educational trusts and charities and language centres in further education colleges and universities.

For further infomration about English UK, please visit - www.englishuk.com.

About Business English UK