BCO NextGen Awards – Winners 2016

Mentor of the Year Award

Recognizing a senior industry member who has mentored and developed the next generation of office talent.

WINNER: Nick Searl, Partner, Argent LLP

 

Next Gen Rising Star (under 35) – Scotland – sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management

Recognizing an under 35’s outstanding contribution to the office sector in the region (cross/multi discipline)

WINNER: Jordan McCaffery, Partner, HK Surveying & Design

“The venue was the perfect setting for the NextGen awards, the U+I building is a truly inspiring space and added to the excitement of the evening. It was great to meet and mingle with my peers from across the UK, and to discuss a variety of projects that we are involved in. I was shortlisted for the ‘Rising Star’ award Scotland, and absolutely delighted to have won on the evening – it’s truly a privilege to be recognised for my achievements to date.

This award, together with my BCO award for best fit-out Scotland, really capped off a successful year for me personally.”

-Jordan McCaffery

 

Next Gen Rising Star (under 35) – North – sponsored by U+I

Recognizing an under 35’s outstanding contribution to the office sector in the region (cross/multi discipline)

WINNER: Michelle Rothwell, MD, Watch This Space

“I feel incredibly honoured to have been recognised by a such a highly respected organisation as BCO on both a regional and national level. Having only launched a year ago, this endorsement from BCO will help raise the profile of our business further and position Watch This Space as one to watch. The future’s looking bright!”

-Michelle Rothwell

 

Next Gen Rising Star (under 35) – Midlands

Recognizing an under 35’s outstanding contribution to the office sector in the region (cross/multi discipline)

WINNER: Sunil Johal, Project Director, Argent LLP

“NextGen for me, creates a setting which not only sets out to mentor but also actively encourages the communication of best practice in all aspects of the office sector. To be a winner at the BCO’s inaugural NextGen Awards, and be considered as one the UK’s best young stars in the commercial property sector, is a huge privilege and one I am very proud of. The inaugural NextGen awards was a fantastic evening and I encourage all young office sector professionals to get involved.”

-Sunil Johal

 

Next Gen Rising Star (under 35) – South West

Recognizing an under 35’s outstanding contribution to the office sector in the region (cross/multi discipline)

WINNER: Drew Nesbitt, Senior Associate, Burges Salmon

“BCO NextGen has been great for networking among peers and senior industry colleagues both in the southwest and across the U.K. The awards dinner was the opposite of what you would usually expect. Fresh and hip using space within an office to host 200 of the next generation in the sector. Winning was an award for all involved in growing next gen in the south west and the work they have put in.”

-Drew Nesbitt

Next Gen Rising Star (under 35) – London & SE – sponsored by alinea consulting

Recognizing an under 35’s outstanding contribution to the office sector in the region (cross/multi discipline)

WINNER: Simon Wyatt, Associate Director, Cundall

“The BCO NextGen is a great opportunity to network and collaborate with the brightest and best professional is the commercial sector. I have been able to forge great relationships and partnerships both from attending a number of BCO NextGen events and being a member of the BCO Environmental Social Governance Group.

It’s fantastic to have won the BCO NextGen award, and be recognised for my work. I believe this win demonstrates the dramatic rise in the awareness of and commitment to health and well-being in the workplace.”

-Simon Wyatt

 

NextGen Choice for Innovative Fit Out – sponsored by Wates/Aecom

Space nomination for providing the next generation of office environment chosen from BCO regional and national winners

WINNER: Berghaus HQ, Sunderland

 

NextGen Choice for Innovative Workplace – sponsored by Faithful & Gould

Building nomination for providing next generation of office buildings chosen from BCO regional and national winners

WINNER: 22 Station Road, Cambridge

 

Next Gen Trailblazer Award – sponsored by Gardiner & Theobald

Wildcard Main Prize for establishing a paradigm/trend shift in the office sector (Could be a person/building/company/technology)

WINNER: Michelle Rothwell, MD, Watch this Space