COVID-19 has changed the way we all work and is the catalyst for employers reassessing again what the workplace of the future will look like. Led by Brodies employment partner, Fiona Herrell, this session looked at a range of questions currently on the minds of many organisations and including:

  • What will the workplace look like in 10 years' time?
  • What will we see more of and what will we see less of?
  • What do our panel think the single biggest driver of change in the way we work over the next 10 years will be?
  • How will this affect the built environment of our cities?
  • How will it affect the way we use our homes?
  • What changes will we see to the contracts of employment we have with our people as a result?

Our expert panel of guest speakers included:

Paul Macari - Head of Service, Planning & Environment - Aberdeenshire Council
Paul took up the post of Head of Service Planning and Environment with Aberdeenshire Council in January 2020. A chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, Paul has a BSc(Hons) in Geography and a MSc in Urban and Regional Planning.
Paul leads on all aspects of Planning and Environment for the council and was an integral part of the Scottish Government’s Activating Sites Programme team​.

Dan Smith - Director, Head of Business Space department & Aberdeen Office - Savills
Dan is a real estate consultant involved in the acquisition and disposal of Office and Industrial buildings and land. His work includes provision of Commercial Development Advice, Strategic Asset Management and Commercial Agency throughout the North East of Scotland.

David Bell - Commercial Director - Bureau
Bureau are a market leading office furniture and workspace solutions consultancy operating throughout the UK. With 15 years in the furniture industry, David works with clients to create a productive, safe, and flexible workspace. Championing the circular economy and enhancing well-being at work are at the heart of his decision making.