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

  • To encourage good standards in all aspects of business practice amongst members.
  • To promote to clients use of a ‘best value’ approach to geotechnics and geoenvironmental services, including demonstration projects.
  • Implement the Code of Conduct for site investigation.
  • Identify further business practice areas that would benefit from AGS review.

BPWG – Terms of Reference


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Event Bookings

[WEBINAR REPLAY] Urban Geoscience: opening up the industry to a more inclusive and diverse community

This inaugural webinar from the AGS will see Nick Koor, (University Geosciences UK Group and the Geological Society), discuss the decline of…

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AGS Documents

AGS Marketing Plan 2019

Published in October 2019. This document is the AGS Marketing Plan which was published in October 2019.

AGS Documents

AGS Business Plan

Published in November 2018 This document is the AGS Business Plan which was published in November 2018.


AGS Guidelines for Good Practice in Geotechnical Ground Investigation

Published in June 2016. The aim of the guidelines is to provide recommendations for good practice in geotechnical ground investigation.

Position Paper

AGS-BDA Taskforce Position Paper

The AGS and the BDA have collaborated to create a new taskforce to investigate what the UK Ground Investigation industry thinks of…

Client Guide

A Client's Guide to the Use of Limitation of Liability Clauses in Consultant's Appointments

This guide clarifies some of the issues around limit of liability clauses, shows how their inclusion is fair and reasonable and explains how these are not detrimental to a Client’s position.




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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…

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AGS Diversity Statement

The AGS is a non-profit trade association that is managed by elected individuals from member organisations, none of whom are paid by…

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AGS Awards 2020

Below are the list of recipients of this year’s AGS Awards. We would like to thank all Working Group participants for their…

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AGS Business Practice Working Group Update

Sally Hudson, 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 Awards 2019

This year’s AGS Awards took place during the Annual General Meeting at AGS Annual Conference 2019 on Wednesday 3rd April at the…

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AGS Business and Marketing Plans – Delivering the Vision

The September/October issue of the AGS Magazine had an interesting article from industry stalwart Len Threadgold who looked back at the vision…


Adam Cadman Card Geotechnics Limited
Antony Drake Mott MacDonald
Dave Hutchinson Honorary Member
Data Management Leader Jackie Bland Geotechnics Ltd
Personal Member Representative John Talbot
AGS Chair Julian Lovell Equipe Training Limited
Treasurer Ken Marsh Ken Marsh
AGS Past Chair Neil Parry Geotechnical Engineering Ltd
BPWG Leader and AGS Chair Elect Sally Hudson Coffey Geotechnics Ltd