UBC Chairman Tom Mulvaney Joins Board of Business Centre Association

UBCUK is pleased to announce that Tom Mulvaney, Chairman of UBCUK, has been appointed Treasurer of the Business Centre Association (BCA) for the upcoming year.

The BCA is a UK network that was established in 1989 to represent the needs of business centre operators, such as UBC. In addition to providing support and promoting the sector, the BCA works to set and uphold industry standards and champion excellence across the network.

Tom Mulvaney, Managing Director of UBC

UBC is a long-term member of the BCA and we are delighted that Tom, our Chairman and former Managing Director, has been chosen to join the BCA Board as Treasurer. In addition, due to UBC's West Midlands head office and 7 further business centre locations across the country, Tom will naturally bring regional expertise to the table and provide a voice for regional operators.

Tom, a qualified accountant, will continue his day-to-day responsibilities with UBC alongside his new role as Treasurer for the BCA in 2017.

Jennifer Brooke, Executive Director of the BCA, said: "We are excited to have Tom on board as he brings considerable knowledge and experience to the BCA board.

"With flexible working becoming the norm for businesses across the country and planned changes to Business Rates impacting on the business models of our members, the BCA has never been more important for the flexible workspace sector.

"Tom will help to ensure that the voice of our sector is heard by policy-makers and opinion formers across the country at a vital time for our members."

Commenting on his new appointment, Tom said: "The flexible workspace industry is currently going through an important period of change, and I am excited to be involved with the BCA in its work to support and represent both occupiers and operators.

"Having worked within the sector for many years, I am looking forward to bringing additional expertise to the BCA board in order to help it meet the challenges and exploit the opportunities currently available to all those interested in the provision of flexible space."

The BCA plays a vital role in supporting and representing the business centre industry. The network, like the industry itself, has evolved and grown significantly over the past three decades and the BCA works tirelessly to promote the benefits of flexible workspace to the wider business community, as well as representing our best interests to government authorities.

For occupiers of serviced offices, BCA Members - including UBC - are required to sign the BCA Code of Conduct and abide by its Consumer Charter. These standards require that business centre operators such as ourselves commit to maintaining high levels of customer service, professional and ethical standards, and high quality workspaces at all times, which help distinguish BCA members from non-member operators.

UBC is proud to be a long-term member of the BCA, and a regular attendee and contributor to the network's annual conference, workshops and awards celebrations. We are delighted to be a part of the organisation's Board responsibilities through Tom, and we look forward to supporting the BCA throughout the year.

Read more about Tom Mulvaney's role with the BCA here.