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Home > News > January 2005 > 27-Jan-2005

Duke of Kent opens new BCS offices in London

HRH The Duke of Kent, patron of the British Computer Society (BCS), officially opened the Society's new membership facilities and offices in central London on 20th January.

HRH The Duke of Kent and BCS President David Morriss at a ceremony to mark the opening of new offices and membership facilities in London

The new offices are part of the Society's growth plans to accommodate the needs of its expanding membership base. The new location features:

  • Flexible meeting space and working units with laptop docking stations with internet access
  • Meeting room space for accommodation of up to 60 people boardroom style; lecture theatre and conference space for up to 140 people
  • Three meeting rooms each capable of accommodating up to 20-30 people boardroom style
  • Informal meeting areas with self serving refreshment faculties overlooking Covent Garden

Addressing nearly 100 members of the BCS, His Royal Highness said, "I am pleased to note how the British Computer Society, in accordance with its Royal Charter, is playing a key role in raising professional standards and establishing the IT agenda for the nation. Also how the Society has dramatically transformed itself to become an all embracing representative body for Britain's one million IT professionals as well as impacting on the education and work skills of the country.

"The BCS is now setting the pace for the nation's IT literacy programme so that our student and working populations are being taught to use computer technology in their schools, colleges and places of work; while the BCS is also ensuring that society at large learns to use computing for enjoying its enormous benefits.

"The BCS still retains its key position at the forefront of supporting the nation's IT professional training and qualification programme. This ensures that thousands of young students who are looking to enter the IT profession every year are equipped with BCS accredited qualifications that are recognised as the best.

"And because the IT profession must also keep adapting to keep pace with phenomenal speed with which technological advancements are unveiled almost every day, then so the Society advises and delivers enhanced skills and career development services and products to its professional membership.

"I am greatly impressed by the new offices that the Society has created to support its fast growing membership. Over one thousand IT professionals a month are now joining the BCS and these new offices gives the Society the modern face with the facilities and location that its membership deserve."

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