About Us

Hello. I’m Sara Helm, Business English trainer and author. 

I run EnglishMeansBusiness which provides English language training for business, technical and professional purposes. We also run trainer training and English for teachers courses. 

Before becoming a language and culture trainer 20 something years ago, I gained an honours degree in International Business and worked in industry and corporate finance. Since then, I have lived or worked in various parts of Europe and New Zealand, moving to Bath in 2001.

In the last few years, I’ve published a number of books and web resources for teachers and learners. This includes two ESP titles: English for Accounting and Finance and English for Human Resources. I also write for the Market Leader Business English series. 

Sara Helm at EnglishMeansBusiness

Sara Helm at EnglishMeansBusiness

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Between us we have taught, trained and coached thousands of business English learners from numerous countries and industries. We help employees at any level in their organisation, from new entrant to board member. Here are a few examples of organisations we’ve worked with:

Air-France, Alcatel-Lucent, Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris, Axa, BMW, BNP Paribas, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bosch, Colgate-Palmolive, Deutsche Bank, EDHEC, Exxon Mobil, Handelsbanken, IBM, L’Oréal, Merck, National Bank of Latvia, Nordea, PwC, Swedish Parliament, Samsung, Siemens, Stora Enso, T-Mobile, Total, Unilever, UPM, VW.

Teach Business English courses at EnglishMeansBusiness

Teach Business English courses at EnglishMeansBusiness

 

Rebecca has taught English in Mexico and the Czech Republic but one of her most interesting teaching trips was to Tajikistan! She is also a Business English author.

Rebecca
Rebecca
Sian
Sian

 

Sian worked as a lawyer both in the UK and Norway before becoming a trainer. She specialises in distance learning and intercultural communication.

 

Stephen worked in publishing and led a retail team before becoming a Business English trainer. As a trainer he has lived and worked in Rome and Istanbul. He is also a Cambridge English Examiner.

Stephen
Stephen
Jacqueline
Jacqueline

 

 

Jacqueline regularly travels to amazing places like Argentina as a Trinity College London Examiner. 

 

Christian (one of the original tech whizz kids) provides our technical support and keeps us updated on issues such as the ridiculous EU VAT regulation on digital products. 

Christian
Christian
Jennifer
Jennifer

 

Jennifer is our China expert. She has also lived and taught in Turkey. Before moving into teaching, Jennifer worked in diverse areas of private and public enterprise, including the Instituto Cervantes and a national newspaper. She’s seen it all! 

Some of Our Talents at EnglishMeansBusiness

Some of Our Talents at EnglishMeansBusiness