The British Council for Offices' (BCO) mission is to research, develop and communicate best practice in all aspects of the office sector. It delivers this by providing a forum for the discussion and debate of relevant issues.

Established in 1990, the BCO is Britain's leading forum for the discussion and debate of issues affecting the office sector.

Its members are all organisations involved in creating, acquiring or occupying office space, whether architects, lawyers, surveyors, financial institutions or public agencies. The BCO works to advance the collective understanding of its members, enabling them to work together to create more effective office space.



  • To be recognised as an industry leader in good practice in relation to diversity and inclusion.
  • Promote inclusion across our organisation and the wider industry and value diversity as a core part of our strategic aims.
  • Ensure as far as possible that the Board of Management reflects the growing diversity of our membership.
  • Increase diversity within our committees.
  • Communicate the importance of diversity and inclusion to our members and the wider industry.
  • Support and promote diversity and inclusion within the BCO's membership and events.
  • Support our members' mental health and wellbeing by providing links to sources of support through networks regionally and centrally.


The BCO is part of the PIA and supports its best practice framework for a responsible real estate industry. Download here:

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