With the advent of auto-correct and other spell-checking technologies, the necessity of correct grammar usage seems to have all but disappeared.
However, small errors can cost millions.
In 2009, a company with a over 130 years of history went into liquidation because of one letter.
Taylor & Sons Ltd
Established in 1875 as a family-run business, Taylor & Sons Ltd was a company with a £40m turnover that employed 250 people.
Companies House registered Taylor & Sons as having gone bust. In reality, it was an entirely different company - Taylor & Son Ltd - that had gone into liquidation.
Unfortunately, the company's credibility was in ruin and it lost millions in revenue due to lost orders and contracts.
Overall, the incident cost Companies House £8.8 million.
That's why we want to ensure that no business, or its reputation, is under threat.
We are looking for £1000 to set up a proofreading business to make sure you maintain your reputation and authority as an organisation.