Join us on Thursday 29 September where the NextGen Ideas Project Competition 2022 finalists will be delivering their award-winning ideas on how to shape the modern workplace for the better.

Start Date / Time 29 Sep 2022 17:00
End Date / Time 29 Sep 2022 22:00
Venue Storey Club, 100 Liverpool St, Broadgate, London EC2M 2AU
Category NextGen & Future Trends
National Yes
Available to Non Members Yes


Earlier this year, we challenged our NextGen members to put forward their boldest, most innovative and creative ideas for the future workspace. Centring their focus on the requirements of the modern office, we asked for the most revolutionary ideas yet.

We received brilliant submissions from all who entered; the judging panel were incredibly impressed with the quality and the bold and creative ideas each participant had, and it was difficult for judges to pick out just six finalists.

Over the course of the last few months, our six finalists have undertaken state of the art public speaking training from Ginger Leadership Communications. This final event is the moment they have been waiting for. Each will deliver a full 10-minute TED-style talk to a live audience, where they can flex their newfound skills and share their thought provoking ideas with the wider industry.

The group have been supporting each other throughout the public speaking programme, and will have been on quite the journey together. To avoid pitching them against each other, there will be no overall winner — this is an evening to celebrate the achievements of our NextGen community.

All BCO members are invited to join us at Storey Club, 100 Liverpool Street, for this exciting finale, and to support our finalists as they put their public speaking training to the test!

Tickets include drinks and canapes, with ample networking opportunities before and after the talks.

PLEASE NOTE: Online bookings are now closed. If you would like to attend, please call us on 020 7283 0125

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The six finalists are:

Digital Dens by Amelia Sweeney

Our Future Workspace Which Builds Transformational Workspaces of the Future by Freya McGhee

The Power to Reduce Power by Timothy Newcombe

The Digital Detox Zone by Anoushka Pacquette

The Puzzle Piece by Anna Tsoumi

How can we redesign the office to optimize our energy, mood and productivity? by Jessica Spencer


Amelia Sweeney  Freya McGhee        Timothy Newcombe

                 Anoushka Pacquette     Anna Tsoumi    Jessica Spencer



17:00Drinks and networking

18:00: Welcome from the committee

18:10: Ted-Talks (10 minutes each)

  • Amelia Sweeney, Turner & Townsend
  • Jessica Spencer, Cartwright Pickard Architects
  • Anoushka Pacquette, Will + Partners
18:40: 15 minute break

  • Anna Tsoumi, Hilson Moran
  • Freya McGhee, BW: Workplace Experts
  • Timothy Newcombe, Cundall

19:30: Drinks, canapes and networking

22:00: Event close