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Networking, Tours and Seminars

By visiting new, refurbished or simply outstanding offices across the regions, our members learn from each other.


The BCO’s busy calendar of events includes opportunities to network, technical office tours and discussions to debate best practice. Events are held nationally in our office in London and regionally across the country, giving all members the chance to get involved.

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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.


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.

The BCO Annual Conference offers the opportunity for extensive brand profile in front of top professionals in the office market. Opportunities range from our Platinum package which has headline profile, to sponsoring sessions, delegate bag giveaways and advertising space in the conference literature. 

The BCO Awards are the most sought after accolade in the property industry. Sponsorship packages offer profile both regionally and nationally, from sponsoring an award category to brand profile at the events. 

Are you keen to showcase your brand to a room full of the next generation? Join us as sponsors, where you will benefit from free event tickets and brand promotion before, during and after the event.

Our Annual Dinner is attended annually by over 1,300 members in London at the Grosvenor House Hotel each January. This event offers a great opportunity to get your brand in front of the key players in the commercial property industry.

Our President's Lunch is attended annually by over 500 members in London at the Dorchester Hotel each September. Another event that offers a great opportunity to get your brand in front of the key players in the commercial property industry.

The Members' Area of this website offers an online directory listing contact details for all our members. By placing a website banner in the Members' Area you will gain instant access to all our members who utilise the directory on a daily basis. 

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