The expertise and commitment shown by our National and Regional judges is superb.

Their dedication helps make the BCO Awards one of the most rigorous judging processes and, therefore, worthwhile in the property industry. Judging panels are made up of BCO members who serve up to three years on the panel. Each year one or two judging panel members change.


Chair of National Judging Panel



Tony Hordon
Parabola, Managing Director


Before joining Parabola, Tony was head of office at Cushman & Wakefield in Newcastle, previously having worked in Leeds and the West End of London. Tony has some 30 years’ experience in Office Agency & Development specialising in masterplanning, public realm & design, pre and post development marketing strategy and has advised a wide range of public and private sector clients on acquisition and disposal.


Tony has advised developers, funds and the public sector on many of the largest and high-profile schemes in the North East region, from conception stage through to disposal.  Examples include Quorum Business Park, amounting to approximately 1m sq. ft. and has been involved in most, if not all, of the main Grade A office buildings in Newcastle city centre. 

Some 4 years ago Tony joined Parabola, who were a long term client, and is now the Managing Director for the group. Parabola are currently on site with the first phase of Edinburgh Park, delivering a commercial building with supporting public realm and art, with consent for a further 1m sq. ft. In due course this will be complemented with residential development of some 1,800 homes following a successful detailed planning application last year.


National Judging Panel

 MIke Burton    

 Mike Burton MEng CEng MCIBSE
AECOM, Director




With over 25 years’ experience in sustainable building services design, Mike has helped to deliver some of UKs most important new and refurbished offices along with offices in Europe and the Middle East. These include the BBC’s iconic Broadcasting House; the White Collar Factory, refurbishing the United Nations Geneva, and Schroders new London HQ, as well as speculative offices for developers including Derwent London, Landsec, U+I & Brookfield.


Mike is currently helping to create the next generation of smart & flexible office spaces across the UK working with British Land in Canada Water, U+I in Birmingham, CORE in West end, and the City of London’s Salisbury Square.


Mike is co-author for the RIBA book Next Generation Office Design, has contributed to the 2014 & 2019 BCO Guides, is a winning team member of BCO Office of the Future, BCO inspiration leader finalist and nominated for an ACE Ambassador award.  Mike is a BCO Nextgen Mentor, and winner of the WICE Mentor of the Year, and a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers.




Matthew Flood





  Nicola Gillen 

Cushman & Wakefield, International Partner, Total Workplace EMEA Lead




Nicola is architect, author and teacher, specialising in the relationship between design, people, behaviour and the built environment. She is widely recognised across the industry as a leading authority on workplace strategy, design and behaviour change management.


Based in London, Nicola draws from 25 years’ experience working with occupiers and developers internationally. She is the EMEA lead for Total Workplace at Cushman and Wakefield.


Articles and publications include;

  • ‘Hybrid work_what the office could look like now’, BBC Worklife, 2021
  • Future of Legal Workplace report, WORKTECH Academy, BVN, C&W, 2021
  • Co author, ‘ReThink Design Guide for a Post Pandemic world’, RIBA publishing, 2021
  • Co-author, ‘COVID19 ‘Reimagine How and Where the World will Work’, CRE Journal, 2020.
  • Lead author, ‘Future Office’, RIBA Publications, 2019


Nicola is a visiting lecturer on the Design Masters Course at IE School of Architecture and Design, Madrid, Spain.




Angela Joseph
alinea consulting


Ange Joseph has more than 13 years’ experience working as a Quantity Surveyor across both Australia and the United Kingdom.


Ange has broad sector experience; having worked on large, complex projects including the Tate Modern Extension, V&A Exhibition Road Quarter and more recently, on large scale Commercial Developments and the emerging Life Sciences sector. This has afforded her the opportunity to work with leading Developers and Designers primarily within the London Market.


Ange is a member of the BCO NextGen Committee and Mentoring Circle; a mentoring initiative for the Property Sector. She has also written articles for Building Magazine and presented on Webinars for the BCO.




Stephen McIntyre
FaulknerBrowns Architects


Steve joined FaulknerBrowns Architects in 1994 and was appointed partner in 2004. His projects cover a number of building typologies including workplace and community and elite leisure facilities.  Steve believes in creating buildings which inspire people to excel. His expertise in the development of modern workplaces has contributed to the industry’s efforts to define excellence in this field. Notable examples are the multi-award-winning Number One Riverside for Rochdale Borough Council which was named the ‘Best of the Best’ by the BCO and Janet Nash House which is the European IT Headquarters for CEF in Durham which won a regional BCO Award for Innovation and Regional and National Award for Best Corporate Workplace.


Steve is a past chairman and current member of the Northern Regional Committee for the BCO and has served as one of their awards judges for three years. Steve is involved in architectural education and is the Visiting Professor of Architecture at Northumbria University and is a member of the RIBA Validation Panel.



Regional Panels

London and the South East
Midlands & East Anglia
North of England, North Wales & Northern Ireland
South West, Thames Valley and South Wales