Reading Seminar: Enabling an Agile Workplace

  •  Thursday 1st November 2018

     8.30 - 10.00am


Level 12, Thames Tower Station Road, Reading, RG1 1LX

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If you are considering an office relocation why not come along to our next seminar on Thursday 1st November 2018, to hear from BDO who successfully moved their Reading office to Thames Tower in late 2017. BDO wanted to create a vibrant and inspiring environment where their employees could achieve their full potential and maximum productivity.


  1. Visit and tour a fully agile office with non-allocated desking
  2. A better understanding of a high performance workplace
  3. Understand how agile working affects employee productivity
  4. How agile working can attract and retain the best talent
  5. Why an office relocation is the best time to implement agile working
  6. An overview of current trends in the Reading office market
  7. Understand the role of the Employer’s Agent and the benefits for both the end user and the contractor

Agile Working

BDO undertook a detailed workplace consultancy process. The recommendation of the workplace consultancy study was to adopt an agile working strategy which resulted in being able to fit into 29% less office space, and has taken BDO to a single floor plate and able to relocate to Reading’s finest office building.

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Stephen Head

Director at Hicks Baker

Stephen will give a current perspective on the commercial property market in the Thames Valley, and will discuss the key hurdles that BDO faced when relocating their workplace and how they were overcome.

Simon Brooker

Managing Partner at BDO

Simon will present a short case study on his organisation’s journey. He will discuss how the office relocation was part of BDO’s programme to provide an inspirational workplace for its staff, and support their company mission.

Stephen Parsons

Director at Office Principles

Stephen Parsons has over 20 years’ experience of office interior fit out and relocation projects providing unique, innovative and creative design solutions. Stephen will explore the office relocation process, beginning with workplace strategy through to delivering a tailored workplace solution.

Why Attend?

This free seminar will guide you through the key stages that BDO took on their office relocation journey to ensure that their project achieve optimum success. This seminar will give you the focus, clarity and vision you need if you are setting out on a journey to create a high performance working environment.

Workplace Tour

During the seminar you will be able to tour the workspace at BDO to see the office in action. This unique office is completely agile which means that there are no fixed desks and employees can use whichever workspace best suites the task that they are undertaking.

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