Competition entries open on Tuesday, 30 April 2024. Click the links below to download the full competition brief and entry form. The competition deadline is Friday, 31 May 2024. 



*Submissions should be emailed to the BCO at mail@bco.org.uk.


Transforming the Future of the Workplace

The BCO NextGen Ideas Project is back, and we are challenging YOU to present your boldest, most innovative, and creative ideas for the future workspace. We encourage you to dig deep and put forward your most revolutionary ideas yet centring your focus on how we could revolutionise the future workplace for everyone.  

Why Enter?

This initiative will offer an incredible opportunity to showcase your ideas to not only the BCO but also the wider workplace industry. All finalists will receive state-of-the-art public speaking training and mentorship from both established industry professionals and last year's finalists. You will have the opportunity to develop and present your ideas and flex your newfound skills at a TedTalk Style event later this year, attended by both BCO Members and wider industry professionals. This is a truly unmissable opportunity to nurture your confidence, develop your ideas, expand your network, and in turn, advance your career.

The finalists will also receive access to a series of exciting press opportunities to aid the promotion of their submissions. These will include:

  • Pitching an exclusive feature with a national title + winner interviews
  • Sharing the images with national and broader media and on social media
  • Integrating contestants into BCO Content Strands (e.g. BCO Voices / New Normal)
  • Developing your elevator pitch with opportunities to pitch to key industry leaders
  • Expanding your research connections within your areas of expertise


Key Competition Dates for your Diary:

Competition Launch:

  • Tuesday, 30 April 2024

Deadline for Submissions:

  • Friday, 31 May 2024

Top 6 Finalists revealed

  • Monday, 1 July 2024

Public Speaking training:

  • July 2024

Finalist Showcase event

  • Thursday, 3 October 2024


About the BCO

The British Council for Offices’ (BCO’s) 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. 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.