Workplace Week announces 2020 dates for London event

Following the success of Workplace Week London’s ninth year in 2019, Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) is thrilled to announce that the popular charitable event returns for its 10th birthday between the 9th – 13th November 2020 in line with the BBC Children in Need show which falls in the same week.

Having grown in popularity over the years, the week is now a key date in the workplace, corporate property, people services and facilities management calendars. Last year, the event featured some of the largest brands in the world, such as LinkedIn, Deliveroo, Jellyfish and Hearst Magazines. More than 20 organisations opened their doors to showcase workplace innovation across the city.

The idea behind the event became fully crystalised in the mind of AWA’s founder Andrew Mawson on a Friday evening in 2009 when watching BBC Children in Need on television. Andrew was impressed with the work the charity was doing to help children across the world, and he had a brainwave. He realised that the AWA team could get its clients, contacts and partners to open their doors and sell tickets for a series of workplace visits and events. Two years later and the Workplace Week premiere was ready for curtain up.

The idea was that Workplace Week could open people’s eyes to new thinking on ways of working, workplace design and technology. Each year, it has grown bigger and better, bringing new insights on work, place and creativity to the ‘workspace’ community. The core goal is to expose people to new workplace thinking, have fun and raise money for the charity.

Workplace Week attracts visitors from all over the world. The 2019 London event saw more than 20 tours and six fringe events, which brought together industry folk to share their love of design, workspace and philanthropic giving. Set for its biggest year ever in November 2020, the team behind Workplace Week London is already working hard behind the scenes to deliver the most dynamic and exciting range of events and tours to-date, so watch this space. For more information, visit and join in the conversation online using @WWLondon20.

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Ben Keeley