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Our events take many forms, from exclusive tours of innovative offices to insightful discussions on new industry guidance or technology. The BCO’s awards dinners and lunches are a celebration of all that is inspiring in the office sector and those who are leading the workplace evolution. Our annual Conference is an opportunity to debate the state of the industry and shape what’s to come.

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The Annual Dinner starts off the New Year with a great opportunity to network with over 1,300 fellow members at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Following dinner guests enjoy entertainment from a top class speaker. Takes place annually on the third Tuesday in January.

The principal meeting place for members and a crucible for innovative thinking, the conference provides an extensive technical programme of plenary sessions, workshops and office tours. Taking place over 3 days in late spring/early summer, activities also include a welcome drinks reception, conference dinner or party, as well as an optional golf tournament and cycle challenge. Organised by the BCO Vice-President, the theme changes annually as well as the city location.

The annual President’s Lunch is the first major event which allows the membership to welcome the appointment of the new President. A distinguished keynote speaker is invited to address guests following the lunch. The lunch takes place annually in the third week of September.

Entries for the BCO Awards competition are welcomed in October and November. The regions then celebrate their winners at dedicated lunches and dinners during April and May. The programme then culminates at the National Awards Dinner which takes place on the first Tuesday in October. These events showcase the Awards entries, their project teams, and celebrates the very best in British office design.

The BCO NextGen Awards celebrate the achievements and successes of the under 35 young professionals in our sector. Since its introduction in 2016, the NextGen Awards have continued to grow and are now an established highlight of the year for the BCO NextGen community, taking place annually in early November.

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If you would like to raise your profile amongst our membership, there are a number of sponsorship and advertising opportunities on offer to suit your budget.

If you would like to find out more about any of our sponsorship packages then please contact us. Whatever your aims and whoever you want to reach, our dedicated sponsorship team will work with you to make the most of your opportunities.

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COMMITTEES AND TEAMS

The BCO is run by a series of committees covering research, the regions, our awards programme and the next generation.
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DIVERSITY, EQUALITY
and INCLUSION

The BCO champions diversity, equity, and inclusion, broadening the office sector and promoting participation from all backgrounds.
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SPONSORSHIP

As one of the premier award ceremonies in the UK property calendar the BCO Awards delivers real value to its sponsors.
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MENTAL HEALTH

The BCO is dedicated to supporting its members' mental health and wellbeing by providing links to sources of support through networks regionally and centrally. 
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