This year, the BCA conference was entitled ‘Beyond Extraordinary’ in recognition of the contribution that the flexible space sector makes to the UK economy year on year.
The BCA Conference lived up to its billing as an array of expert speakers discussed the issues that will come to shape the sector in the upcoming months and years.
Fittingly, the event was rounded off by the extraordinary contribution of BCA members who helped smash the £25,000 fundraising target for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Lord Digby Jones, former Trade Minister, member of the House of Lords and long-standing friend of the BCA, opened up conference with a rallying cry, telling the assembled 250 delegates that they are “the most important people in this country”.
Without the wealth created by the sector, he argued, government would not be able to finance the public services required to deliver public services. He welcomed the defeat of Ed Miliband’s “interventionist socialism” and stated that the prospects for small businesses were good for the coming five years.