institution with a plural verb in British English

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I'm wondering whether it's common for a subject referring to a business to go with a plural verb in British English.

For example, would it be natural to say "QuickStart Inc. are planning to expand into Europe"?

I'd appreciate your help.

Apollyon

Posted 2017-12-25T12:54:21.940

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This question has been asked a gazillion times here on ELL. For example https://ell.stackexchange.com/questions/151339/can-the-khmer-rouge-be-a-singular-noun/151340#151340

– Tᴚoɯɐuo – 2017-12-25T13:35:28.783

but a company name may be different from a collective noun like "committee." – Apollyon – 2017-12-25T14:31:30.517

The company question has been asked ten gazillion times. – Tᴚoɯɐuo – 2017-12-25T14:34:47.950

Really? I can only find posts related to pronoun choice, not subject-verb agreement involving names of organizations. – Apollyon – 2017-12-25T14:46:17.940

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