BT’s £629m boost to Bucks economy


BT generated £629 million for the Bucks economy in the past year, according to a report published today.

The report, by Regeneris Consulting, also shows the communications company supports 1,280 jobs across the county.

John Weaver, BT’s south east regional director, said: “BT and its employees make a major contribution to the Buckinghamshire economy.

“They are a key part of its prosperity and economic well-being.

“BT is at the centre of every community and our day-to-day work benefits every local authority area right across the UK.

“I’m also well aware that BT people throughout the county really want to contribute in a positive way to the communities in which they live and work.

“Every day BT employees help millions of people to communicate, do business, be entertained and stay informed.

“But BT’s role in Buckinghamshire and the south east region as a whole is more significant than even these massive figures suggest.

“In addition to the activities analysed in this comprehensive report, we are creating a high-speed fibre broadband network which will be essential to the future success of local businesses and households.

“The potential benefits to the region offered by that network are huge by any standards.”

The report, ‘Social Study 2013 – The Economic Impact of BT in the United Kingdom’. analyses the role BT people play in economic, business and community life across the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.