Last call! Just four weeks until BCO Awards submission deadline

Some things in life come around quickly, the changing of the clocks, birthdays, Christmas music in supermarkets – and the British Council for Offices (BCO) Awards deadline. Just four weeks remain for wannabe winners to submit their applications, with the call for entry closing at 5pm on Friday 29th November 2019.

The BCO National Awards sets the standard for excellence across the office sector in the UK, attracting over 1,300 property professionals on the evening, as they hope to take home the National Award for their category.

The awards recognise excellence and ingenuity and judges look for projects that have gone above and beyond without compromising on time or budget. Entrants will be judged by a regional panel of judges in the Spring, with each local winner going on to compete for the National title in October.

Projects can be entered into the following categories:

  • ‘Commercial Workplace’
  • ‘Corporate Workplace’
  • ‘Refurbished/ Recycled Workplace’
  • ‘Fit Out of Workplace’
  • ‘Projects up to 1,500’

The BCO regional judging panels will also have the power to award an Innovation prize, to projects that have gone above and beyond to provide truly unique solutions for their clients’ sustainability, wellbeing or technology challenges. Winners for this category are nominated by the judging panel from any of the above categories.

To find out more information or to enter the awards, visit

Tony Hordon, Chair of the National Judging Committee, said:

“Having been involved with the judging committee for many years, it has been my pleasure to see how the industry continues to challenge itself and grow year on year. The BCO National Awards are an important moment in our calendar where we take a step back and reward and celebrate the truly remarkable work being done in our sector. I look forward to seeing what 2020 has in store.”

Richard Kauntze, Chief Executive, added:

“The BCO is committed to celebrating first-class talent and the National Awards programme is built to do just that. Each year, the standard of our nominees rises and I anticipate 2020 will be no different. I look forward to seeing what we as an industry can achieve when we put our best foot forward.”

For more information about the awards and the winners this year visit the BCO website ( Projects for the 2020 Awards must have been completed between January 2016 and 1st November 2019. Entries for the BCO’s Awards programme close at 5pm on Friday 29th November.