The study aimed to assess the contribution of the British Geological
Survey (BGS) to the UK economy. It was commissioned by the BGS to
help government, the scientific community and the general public
understand the practical uses and value of its activities.
decision by the BGS Board to commission Roger Tym and Partners to
undertake this study arose from a conviction that there was a good
story to tell about the BGS's contribution to the public good and
to wealth creation in the UK economy. The decision also arose from
the perception that this story was not being told effectively. It
is therefore instructive that the final recommendation of the report
is an encouragement to tell Government, customers and the public
more about the BGS's achievements.'
Dr David Falvey, Executive Director, BGS
Jan 1998 - July 2006
From the report's conclusions:
'Thanks to economies of scale and scope, BGS can
carry out work that would be impossible for other organisations.'