"The Company Provide" or "The Company Provides"

Hi everyone,

I’ve been proof reading some things, and I’ve hit a gap in my knowledge when it comes to the following sentence:

“[The company] provide presentations for…”

My gut feeling is that it should read “[The company] provides presentations for…”, but I’m at a loss to explain why. Which is correct?

The company provides… (singular)
Members of the company provide… (plural)

Thanks for the quick reply, it’s greatly appreciated. We ended up going with “provides”, so I’m very glad to hear it was correct!