Working Group Business Practice

Our work encompasses the commercial issues that impact on our clients and members alike. The group also holds responsibility for the governance, finances, promotion of the AGS and liaison with other organisations.

Strategic Plan

  • The BPWG keeping under scrutiny the business practice of the industry and how that impacts on Members;
  • promotion of the Association to the wider industry;
  • continuously reviewing the business practice of the Association and how it can be improved; and
  • managing the governance of the Association on behalf of the AGS Officers.

BPWG – Terms of Reference


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AGS Annual Conference 2024

The AGS Annual Conference 2024 will be taking place on Thursday 25th April at One Great George Street in Westminster, London. Chaired…

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Annual Conference 2023

The AGS Annual Conference took place on Thursday 27th April 2023 at the Barbican Centre in London. This full day, networking event saw…

Ground Risk Conference: Are you Managing Risks or Taking Risks?

Geotechnical engineering and geoenvironmental specialists deal with risk daily from commencement of a project through to final delivery. Working with the ground…

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Loss Prevention Guidance: What You Don’t Realise You Need To Know (2022 Updates)

Loss Prevention Guidance: What You Don’t Realise You Need To Know (2022 Updates) is a virtual event which is taking place on…

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AGS Documents

AGS Business Plan 2022

Published September 2022 This document is the AGS Business Plan for 2022 which includes the marketing plan and financial plan as appendices.

The New Yellow Book – UK Specification for Ground Investigation

The UK Specification for ground investigation (the Yellow Book) has been revised by an industry working group led by the AGS and…

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We Need to Talk About Groundwater – Sponsorship Opportunities

The AGS is pleased to announce details of a full-day, CPD conference on the subject of Groundwater on Wednesday 6th November 2024…

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Early Career Professionals: Call for Posters

The AGS is holding a sustainability-themed poster competition at this year’s Annual Conference, and we’d like to see how Early Career Professionals…

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Unconscious bias in recruitment

Whether we think so or not – we are all biased. Decisions we make about people are impacted by our unconscious bias…

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UK Specification for Ground Investigation (third edition) – Now Available for Purchase

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the third edition of the UK Specification for Ground Investigation – also known as ‘Yellow…

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AGS Business Practice Working Group Update

Vivien Dent, AGS Chair Elect and Leader of the AGS Business Practice Working Group, has provided an update on the top issues…

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AGS Helplines

Currently the AGS offer helplines to all Member companies and practitioners with respect to: the AGS Data Format (the discussion forum on…


Adam Cadman Card Geotechnics Limited
AGS Business Practice WG Leader & AGS Chair Elect Alex Lee HKA
Antony Drake Mott MacDonald
Bradley Falcus Central Alliance Pre-Construction Services Ltd
Dave Hutchinson Honorary Member
AGS Data Management WG Leader Jackie Bland Structural Soils Ltd
Julian Lovell Equipe Training Limited
Katherine Jones Dunelm Geotechnical and Environmental Limited
Tresurer Ken Marsh Specialist member
Neil Parry Geotechnical Engineering Ltd
Roseanna Bloxham RSK Environment Ltd
AGS Past Chair Sally Hudson Coffey Geotechnics Ltd
Steve Hodgetts AECOM Limited
AGS Chair Vivien Dent Specialist member / Environment Agency