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Urbano Create

Urbano Create is a network which connects together those in TV, film, animation, advertising, publishing alongside other creatives, including branding, marketing, design, copywriting and strategy. Create is where architects can meet interior designers, wordsmiths connect to web developers, digital experts meet those who can draw, and those dealing with external communications meet those who drive change internally.

We have seen the diaspora of talent working in all forms of old and new media move from Soho to Shoreditch and back again, and now forming new creative hubs in London Bridge, King's Cross, and at other points of the London business compass.

Urbano Create aims to showcase and those who are setting new standards in the creative sectors and bring together diverse companies - and those that run them - to build alliances, seek new work, and help each other understand the shape of the future for this fast-moving and important UK sector.

Find out our upcoming events here: Urbano Events


WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 16TH  |  09:30 - 11:00

After the sold out success of our first Urbano Network business networking breakfast at Dishoom King's Cross, we have managed to grab a table for 20 at Dishoom Shoreditch.

Like all our events, you will meet a great range of companies, drawn from across our business communities: Build, Finance, Media, Host, People, & Tech, all looking forward to making new business connections in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.




THURSDAY FEBRUARY 24TH  |  09:30 - 11:00

Professional Indemnity Insurance – an examination of 2022 for those in the ACTE sectors and beyond

Currently, PI insurance is one of the biggest challenges facing a range of companies, including those who tender for new work. 

Urbano Members, Lockton Insurance, will be joining us on this webinar to look at the current hard market around PI provision and the outlook for 2022 and beyond. After the presentation,  Mark Herring, Urbano's Connector-In-Chief, will facilitate a Q&A where you can put your own queries and where advice around mitigation of fees and cover will be provided.





WEDNESDAY MARCH 2ND  |  17:30 - 19:00

Back to live! Our first networking evening of 2022 takes place in Clerkenwell on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022.

Our hosts and sponsors are Sagal Group, are high quality office furniture suppliers providing a range of  furniture for workplaces, meeting rooms, restaurants and the home office in the UK and Europe.

Sagal celebrates its 30th anniversary and we are delighted to help them mark this amazing achievement.




THURSDAY MARCH 17TH  | 18.00 -20.30

Around this time, many Urbano member companies will be planning their participation at MIPIM - the international property event - which takes place in March. Due to different factors, many companies have already chosen either not to take a team over to France or with much reduced representation.

Sponsored by Stewart Title - a leading provider of title insurance and real estate services for the commercial and residential sectors - this event will provide great networking and hospitality courtesy of  Urbano and the team at Church House Westminster.

For this event, Urbano Members can book up to three representatives. Non-members can book a maximum of two representatives, subject to our usual restrictions. 




WEDNESDAY MARCH 9TH  |  12:30 - 14:00

Urbano is hosting this special lunch to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD) 2022, which this year has the theme of #breakthebias.

Caroline Brock, Urbano's Co-Director, is hosting this IWD networking lunch at the Mercer Street Hotel in London, a luxury boutique hotel in the Seven Dials neighbourhood of Covent Garden. Hosted in their Monmouth Kitchen restaurant, our guests will enjoy a special three-course menu (see below), including a glass of wine or soft drink.


Add yourself to the events mailer list here: Urbano Events Mailer


Recent past events hosted by Urbano which are of special interest to the Create Community:

February 11th 2021 - New Procurement Regulations for 2021 - Good News For SMEs?

Featuring speakers Ben Carpenter - Chief Executive of Social Value UK, Rebecca Rees - Partner at Trowers & Hamlins, Neil Capstick - Founder of The Social Value Practice and Executive Compass, and Caroline Brock - tender writer and bid management strategist & consultant

January 27th 2021 - Create & Tech Members Networking Round Table

Urbano Create & Tech focused members participating in a 'round table' discussion format. Exclusive and private event for Urbano Members

For a full list of past events relevant to the Create Community, please follow this link


Mark Goodier on Urbano 
"I found speaking at the Urbano event a very positive experience. Mark Herring is a remarkable speaker and he immediately set up a very positive atmosphere in the room and focussed the audience. I had very positive feedback both during and after my talk and would not hesitate to do it again. Mark is also clearly a remarkable networker and to be honest I’d strongly recommend attending pretty much any of his Urbano events".

Please note: Urbano events and membership are open to all. You will find 'Create' Community companies at all Urbano events. Our events themselves are designed to develop links between companies and across sectors: Films need finance and tech equipment; architects need software and fly-through animations; construction projects using BIM now include VR and gaming technology for marketing purposes. Urbano is one network with different communities and companies looking to connect.

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Next Events

  1. Urbano Top Table + Connections networking evening

    Thursday July 18th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Top Table + Connections Summer Networking Drinks Reception. For directors of member and non-member companies.

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  2. Urbano networking lunch at Sixes Fitzrovia.

    Wednesday August 21st, 12:30pm

    Urbano networking lunch in association with Lucidica - cricket networking lunch at Sixes Fitzrovia.

    Read more > Sixes Social Cricket Fitzrovia
  3. Urbano Top Table Networking Lunch in Clerkenwell

    Wednesday September 11th, 12:00pm

    Urbano September Top Table Networking Lunch at Cafe Du Marche in Clerkenwell.

    Read more > Cafe du Marche
  4. Urbano speaker networking breakfast with Andy Silvester, Editor - City AM

    Thursday September 26th, 9:30am

    Urbano speaker networking breakfast with Andy Silvester, Editor - City AM. VENUE TBC.

    Read more > Watson, Farley & Williams
  5. Urbano - Connecting Companies Facilitating Opportunities

    Tuesday December 31st, 12:00am

    Connecting Companies & Facilitating New Business Opportunities. Information for Non-Members.

    Read more > Urbano Network

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Art In Offices - we create happy and productive offices with art, which you can buy, rent and rotate.

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