Episode 7 - Business English - Talking About the Company that You Work For

When talking about your employer (the name of the company you work for), you can talk about what the company does, where they are located, and how long they have been in business. You may add other details, but these are some basic phrases that may be useful to new English speakers.

Here are some phrases that tell what your organization does. The words manufacture and produce are often used for factories that make things.

Our company manufactures…

Our company produces…

Our company supplies…

The word “supplies” is used as a verb here. It means that it delivers something like parts to another company or group of people.

Our company provides…

The word “provides” means “gives” or allows someone else to use something.

Our organization helps…


Our company manufactures parts for the automotive industry.

Our company produces corn for the food industry.

Our company supplies corn to snack companies from around the world.

Our company provides parts for large automotive companies.

Our organization helps widows and orphans in need of assistance.

Now let’s practice phrases that are used to talk about your company’s location.

ABC company is based in…

Our headquarters is located in…

Our company is located in…

ABC company is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Our headquarters is located in Greenwood, Indiana.

Our company is located in the Midwest.

Finally, let’s practice talking about how long your company or other organization has been in business. Here are some examples:

ABC company has been in business since 1961.

Our company has been in business for over 50 years.

Our company has been in business for about 50 years.

This is the end of Business English Lesson 2, Episode 7 of English Mini-Lessons.

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Business English Mini-Lesson - How to Talk About Your Company in Three Easy Steps