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British Council for Offices announces winners of the 2022 NextGen Awards

The brightest and best young professionals in the UK’s commercial property sector have been recognised at the British Council for Offices’ (BCO) NextGen Awards ceremony. The NextGen Awards is a key feature in the BCO’s NextGen programme, which offers under-35 professionals in the commercial property sector the opportunity to share ideas and knowledge, while also building contacts with BCO members of all ages and across all fields of activity. The annual Awards celebrate the achievements of the sector’s rising stars, acknowledging talented graduates and young leaders, as well as the UK’s best NextGen employer.

The BCO introduced a new category for 2022, “Diversity & Inclusion Champion of the Year”, to recognise the outstanding contribution of an individual who has led the way in helping to create a workspace which is genuinely inclusive.

This year’s awards ceremony, held at the Bloomsbury Big Top on 23 November 2022, was one of the most successful in the event’s seven-year history, with more than 400 attendees.

Richard Kauntze, Chief Executive of the BCO, said: “The talent and passion amongst BCO NextGen community members is inspirational. We are immensely proud of all those who enter the BCO NextGen awards and take joy in celebrating their achievements and those of future entrants in the years to come.”

Mark Kowal, President of the BCO, added: “BCO NextGen provides ever-increasing opportunities for young talent in the office sector to build a professional network and amplify their careers. It is fantastic to see so many of our members embracing these opportunities, and for all of us to come together to celebrate their outstanding achievements.”

The award winners

  • NextGen Rising Star – London & the South-East Winner: Kieron Taylor, AKT II
  • NextGen Rising Star – Midlands & East Anglia Winner: Alex Slatter, Associated Architects
  • NextGen Rising Star – North Winner: Emily Smart, Gleeds
  • NextGen Rising Star – Scotland Winner: Andrew McNair, Atelier Ten
  • NextGen Rising Star – South-West England & Wales Winner: Oliver Theobold, Arup
  • Graduate of the Year Winner: Anoushka Pacquette, Will + Partners
  • Inspirational Leader of the Year Winner: Deepak Parmar, MCM
  • Diversity & Inclusion Champion of the Year Winner: Suzan Ucmaklioglu, Foster + Partners
  • Winner: AECOM

For more details on the award winners click here:

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