BCO Mentoring Programme

Launched in March 2019 the BCO mentoring programme, a legacy project from the Presidency of Katrina Kostic Samen, has held multiple events giving NextGen members the opportunities to meet and create connections with industry experts keen to mentor and advise. Launched in London and the Midlands, this programme will be rolled out across the country in coming months.


Mentoring in the time of COVID-19

As an industry we are in uncharted territory and the COVID-19 outbreak is presenting a challenge for all our members, businesses and the built environment as a whole.

The majority of the NextGen community will have joined the industry after the crash in 2008 so won’t have experienced anything quite as extraordinary in their career.  We understand that now, more than ever, it is important to take the time to talk to each other – to our peers, our friends and colleagues within the industry - to provide support and guidance, or sometimes just to listen.

Our Mentoring Programme is fully implemented and will continue throughout this crisis. Members of the BCO and the Main Board stand behind it and have committed their time and their support as mentors. During this unprecedented time, our mentoring scheme becomes even more significant. We are offering additional mentoring support over the next few months, and you will be able to find the list of mentors who have agreed to offer their time using the menu on the left. If you would like support from one of these people, or just someone to chat to, please email us at, and we will match you up with someone who can help.