ReThink Industry Event -

Written by

Lucy Davies

“As Marketing Manager at BOF I am involved in the preparation of tender bids, website management, advertising, events & social media. Within our Projects Team I ensure the team is kept up-to-date with communications & liaise with all bof departments & suppliers to co-ordinate tender responses."

ReThink Industry Event - "The Sticky Campus"

November 26, 2019

On 26th November we welcomed contract clients, Architects and Designers to our showroom for our ReThink industry event. The day began with a warm welcome and delicious refreshments.

As clients arrived and met the BOF team they had the opportunity to view the array of new products at our showroom featuring products from Orangebox, Allermuir, Hitch Mylius, Boss Design, Naughtone & Ocee Design.

Our event focused on a presentation by Nathan Hurley, Digital Manager at Orangebox based on the findings of his research into ‘Igen’ students and the potential impact of this most digitally engaged cohort entering the workplace; particularly looking at the workplace environments available to them and how that environment reflects what they have typically become accustomed to through extended periods in Higher Education institutions and the cutting edge facilities now present in said institutions through recent major, transformational investment.

‘iGens’ workplace expectations and aspirations may far exceed the reality in many cases – so how to bridge the gap through workplace design development to create ‘sticky’ environments that attract and retain ‘iGen’ talent.

Fully supported by Nathans now published research report ‘The Sticky Campus’ the presentation was delivered with passion and enthusiasm to a specially invited audience including delegates from Higher and Further Education, Welsh Government, Local Government, Architects, Project Management and supporting industries.

Following the presentation BOF provided an informal lunch and refreshments in our showrooms which afforded a platform for debate, cross sector engagement and wider discussion around the challenges associated with ‘iGen’ integration into the workplace.

Nathans expert presentation and captivating delivery style ensured the following informal event lunch sparked thought provoking conversation among a cohort of delegates directly involved in the development of prevailing education institutions and the subsequent workplaces into which the ’igenner’ student will ultimately seek employment.

This BOF ReThink event has been a fantastic success and we wish to say a big thank you to Nathan Hurley, Orangebox and all of the attending delegates for their insightful and knowledgeable contributions – truly inspiring.

If you would like further information about our ReThink events please contact