Future Role of the Office
Birmingham's Professional Network
2 September 2020
Birmingham's Professional Network event
3/09/20 2 - 3pm
It’s almost impossible to escape the ongoing debate surrounding the future role that offices will play for professional services firms.
Whilst most firms are stilling grappling with how to provide safe work places to those returning to the office short term, the longer term fate of our offices has proven to be an emotive and polarising issue. Some organisations have told staff they can work from home permanently whilst others are actively encouraging their staff to return to the office as soon as guidance allows. Employees have been similarly vocal with some heralding WFH as best way to finding the work-life balance, whilst others have been crying out for social interaction or to escape from perhaps a stressful home-working environment. That’s not to mention the issues of staff wellbeing, firm culture, social capital, productivity, and property costs savings and so on.
The future role of the office is not just a key issue for professional services but a societal one too with huge potential impact for those businesses in our city centre that rely on office workers, such as cafes, restaurants, bars and other leisure or cultural venues.
BPS Leaders is delighted to host a virtual panel debate on this important and fascinating topic.
Tim Rayner, Chair of BPS Leaders and Real Estate Partner at Irwin Mitchell solicitors will chair the debate with guest panellists:
Rob Valentine – Director of Birmingham, Bruntwood. Board Director at Colmore Business District
Alex Tross – Director and Head of Office Advisory at Lambert Smith Hampton and Deputy Chair Colmore BID
Philip Twiss – Senior Associate and Design Director, Gensler Birmingham and Chair RIBA West Midlands.
To register for the event please email
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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