A sample business letter in British English

(Examples of parts of British business letters)

Table of contents – British English business letter

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  1. Structure of a British English business letter
  2. Further explanations

What might a common British business letter look like, for example?

Letterhead Steel Industries Ltd.
34 Worlington Street, London ST 7UR
Tel.no.: +44 (0)837 200 70 30, Fax no.: +44 (0)837 200 70 40, E-mail: [email protected]
Reference JH/pt
Date 22 December 2015
Special markings Registered mail
Inside address Wink & Wolly Inc.
Mr Steven Barker
7566 Mountain Ave., Suite 423
San Jose, CA 95446
Salutation Dear Mr Barker
Subject line Your enquiry of 30 November 2015
Body of the letter Thank you very much for showing your trust in our company. It will probably take a few days until our specialists have prepared the necessary data. Furthermore, we still need to know more details about the equipment you require.

Additionally, we would like to ask you to fill in the form which you will find enclosed. Please return it to us by fax. As soon as this information is available, we will send you our quotation.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Complimentary close Yours sincerely
Company Steel Industries Ltd.
Signature Unterschrift Beispiel britischer Geschäftsbrief
Printed/written name Sally Jameson
Position Sales Manager
Enclosures Enc Form
Carbon copy Cc Mr Robert McGillan

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