SOURCE: GlobalEnglish Corporation

GlobalEnglish Corporation

July 20, 2011 08:03 ET

GlobalEnglish Chosen by Gruppo Campari for On-demand Global Communication Advantage

GlobalEnglish to Support Expanding Company's Growing Need for a Common Language of Business

BRISBANE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 20, 2011) - GlobalEnglish Corporation (www.GlobalEnglish.com), the leading provider of on-demand development and support for Business English communication, today announced that it has been selected as the partner of choice by Gruppo Campari, one of the most recognized groups in the global beverage industry.

Global companies are recognizing the need for a common language of business. While 92% of employees in multinational corporations indicate that English is critical or important for their current job, less than 10% feel that their current skills are sufficient. With such a vast gap, companies are replacing old-fashioned language training methods with highly scalable and accessible solutions that provide immediate communication support and productivity gains while consistently advancing the communication competency of their global workforce.

Gruppo Campari recognizes Business English communication as critical to enable collaboration among teams and enhance operational efficiencies across all sectors of the organization. It has built a well-established reputation around the world and is expanding rapidly with over 2,300 employees worldwide. The group boasts such leading brands as Campari, Skyy Vodka, Glen Grant, and Wild Turkey distributed in over 190 countries. Expansion has heightened the need for a common language, so Gruppo Campari has engaged GlobalEnglish for its award-winning, cost-effective solution and expert team of business consultants to help drive the organization's global talent initiative of improving collaboration and communication in a highly efficient, standardized way.

GlobalEnglish offers complete support for global teams who collaborate across countries, cultures and time zones by providing targeted resources that increase employees' overall Business English proficiency as well as on-demand performance support tools that improve day-to-day productivity by helping employees instantly use English on the job.

"We are delighted to partner with such a dynamic organization as Gruppo Campari to support the development of the Business English communication skills of their rapidly-growing global workforce," said Tom Kahl, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and member of the Office of the CEO at GlobalEnglish Corporation. "GlobalEnglish empowers companies to build communication capabilities that increase employee productivity and foster operational efficiencies so companies can advance their Enterprise Fluency and compete globally."

About GlobalEnglish Corporation

GlobalEnglish offers solutions for Enterprise Fluency™: the communication, collaboration, and operational proficiency companies must have to compete in today's global economy. Enterprise Fluency is the measure of a company's ability to apply their company-wide gains in Business English skills to improve the ease with which their global teams can communicate and collaborate with each other and the effectiveness with which the company can operate across country borders.

We have more than 500 enterprises partnering with us globally, including BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Cisco, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, Hilton, John Deere, Procter & Gamble, and Unisys. Our comprehensive, on-demand software solution is available in 15 languages for instant, on-the-job support for business tasks in English -- such as writing emails -- and programs for building lasting Business English proficiency. Headquartered in Brisbane, California, we have global reach to support multinational companies in any country worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.GlobalEnglish.com.

About Gruppo Campari

Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A., together with its affiliates ('Gruppo Campari'), is a major player in the global beverage sector, trading in over 190 nations around the world with a leading position in the Italian and Brazilian markets and a strong presence in the USA and Continental Europe. The Group has an extensive portfolio that spans three business segments: spirits, wines and soft drinks. In the spirits segment its internationally renowned brands, such as Campari, Carolans, SKYY Vodka and Wild Turkey stand out. It also has leading regional brands including Aperol, Cabo Wabo, Camparisoda, Cynar, Frangelico, Glen Grant, Ouzo 12, X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, Zedda Piras and the local Brazilian brands Dreher, Old Eight and Drury's. Its wine segment boasts the global brand Cinzano, as well as important regional brands including Liebfraumilch, Mondoro, Odessa, Riccadonna, Sella&Mosca and Teruzzi&Puthod. The soft drinks segment comprises the non-alcoholic aperitif Crodino and Lemonsoda as well as its respective line extension dominating the Italian market. The Group employs over 2,200 people. The shares of the parent company, Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. (Reuters CPRI.MI - Bloomberg CPR IM), are listed on the Italian Stock Exchange. www.camparigroup.com