Success with Business

Language(s): British English

Level(s): Pre-intermediate (UK), Intermediate, Upper-intermediate


Success with Business, Second Edition (formerly Success with BEC) provides a complete preparation for the Cambridge Business exams.

The series introduces modern business issues of the day and covers a carefully-designed grammar syllabus while including extensive practice, exam-type activities and tips for exam success.

​​​​​​It is also an ideal focus for in-company training courses and for business people and students wishing to improve their English and job prospects.

  • New and updated texts
  • New and updated photographs and illustrations
  • New practice exam in each Student’s Book
  • Updated information on real companies to reflect current conditions
  • Exam Spotlight lessons present information about the exam, develop exam skills and provide exam practice
  • Business Topic lessons teach vocabulary from BEC topic areas
  • Business Skills lessons focus on essential communication skills
  • Online Answer Sheets mirror the ones students will encounter in the exam

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John Hughes

John Hughes is an award-winning ELT author with thirty years’ experience of teaching and teacher training. He has worked with learners and teachers from all over the world and is a well-known conferen... more

Paul Dummett

Paul Dummett is a teacher and writer based in Oxford, UK, where he ran his own school teaching English to professionals from 1996 to 2006. He currently teaches refugee children in Palestine and Jordan... more

Helen Stephenson

Helen Stephenson first taught business English in the 1980s. She has written in-house training courses and a course for upper-secondary students. Sh... more

Rolf Cook

Rolf Cook is a native of the UK, but has lived in Italy since the early 90s. He has 20 years' experience in teaching English as a foreign language and runs training sessions on teaching techniques. Ro... more

Mara Pedretti

Mara Pedretti lives in Italy and has been an English language teacher since 1995. She is a freelance teacher training in creative teaching and effective communication. She teaches EFL at university le... more

Colin Benn