The British Gas demerger — the internal communications story

Simon Lewis (Director of Corporate Affairs at Buckingham Palace, London)

Journal of Communication Management

ISSN: 1363-254X

Publication date: 1 April 1998


The demerger of British Gas in 1996 was one of the largest restructurings in UK corporate history. This paper focuses on the internal communications challenges of the demerger, including the objectives, strategies and results. It is written from the perspective of an ‘insider’ because the author was a member of the executive team of British Gas, responsible for the external and internal communication in the run‐up to the demerger.



Lewis, S. (1998), "The British Gas demerger — the internal communications story", Journal of Communication Management, Vol. 3 No. 2, pp. 168-171.

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Copyright © 1998, MCB UP Limited

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