BGS employs the best people for the job regardless of their nationality and we will always do this. I sincerely hope that the UK government will make it as easy as possible for us to maintain a free flow of talented staff in the future.
I have been very impressed while talking to staff recently of the degree of commitment to BGS and the firm belief that it is a great organisation to work for. I realise that inside BGS there are staff who will have voted Remain and Brexit and we absolutely respect the democratic decision of the UK public.
I fully expect that we will develop strong EU partnerships in the future but the way these are developed may well have to change. Irrespective of funding developments, I am sure BGS will be remain a highly effective organisation and currently we are in a very strong position in all of our science and data areas.