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New BCO Chairman for East Anglia

Wed 12 Jun 2019

The British Council for Offices (BCO) has announced the appointment of a new regional chairman in Cambridge.

Mike Ayton, has been named chairman of the BCO’s East Anglia sub-chapter. He succeeds, Danny Parmar, business development manager of national fit out and refurbishment specialist, Overbury, who has been appointed as chairman of the Midlands and East Anglia region.

Mike, owner and director at niche commercial property agency, Juniper Real Estate, is one of the founding members of the East Anglia committee, which was formed in Cambridge in 2016.

Mike will lead the BCO in the region as it focuses on promoting industry best practice through its awards schemes and hosting technical tours of office projects and seminars on current topics. He will also be responsible for championing BCO-led and other topical research, as well as engaging new and existing members to help promote the creation of a better office environment for occupiers.

Mike said: “It’s a huge honour to be appointed as the new chairman of the BCO East Anglia sub-chapter. I’d like to pay tribute to Danny Parmar for the work he has done in establishing the BCO’s presence in Cambridge and the wider region. I’ve been part of the sub-chapter from the outset and it’s been very pleasing to see the growing support and momentum that we have gathered in that time.

“Cambridge is an exciting place to live and work and one of the most active regional office centres, with a mature lab and R&D market and a world renowned university. Through BCO membership, property professionals can gain access to industry-leading research and tours of world-leading facilities that aren’t available commercially or to the public. As this work is funded entirely through membership fees, I’m looking forward to working with my committee colleagues to bring the BCO’s work to a wider audience.”

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