Urbano Communities

Urbano People

Since Urbano started in 2011, People is now one of our fastest developing communities, where workplace and employment are seeing the impact of high-profile law cases around diversity and equality, alongside technical innovations, communications, and the nature of work itself.

Urbano People brings together companies & individuals with a professional interest in this changing world, inc HR specialists, training & development,  recruitment, retention & management, employment  all under the many elements that make up workplace wellbeing. 

Those in our People community also have many events & connections to enjoy with those in other Urbano Communities, especially Build & UWACTE, where focus on diversity in revolutionising every level of companies in these sectors.

Urbano People regularly invites leading thought-leaders from across industry to address our People events. We also organise evenings & lunches where different members can mix with those whose businesses they can assist with HR & legal issues, to new office design. We also find tenders each week for People companies, including recruitment, workplace design, employee management software, leadership training and employment law.

Upcoming People events

Recent People events

25th September - Urbano Networking Evening at Tobacco Dock

March 27th - Urbano People Wellbeing speaker breakfast with Dr Judith Clarke, MACE

February 12th - Urbano Build & UWACTE speaker breakfast on Diversity & Inclusion with Bola Fatimileh

October 31st 2018 - People & UWACTE Networking lunch

September 12th 2018 - Networking evening at Hotel Chocolat

Wednesday April 18th 2018 - Networking breakfast with Dr Kerstin Sailer on workplace wellbeing research

March 28th - Networking breakfast with HR Director of Telefonica/O2, Ann Pickering

Thursday November 9th 2017 - Networking breakfast with Katie Wood (ARUP) on health, healthcare and wellbeing

October 10th 2017 - Networking lunch at St Bart's Brewery

Please note - Urbano is pan-sector and all our events enjoy attendances from different companies from individuals and companies from across the People Community. Book the next Urbano event that suits your schedule and start your journey with Urbano there! Urbano Networking Events

Previous Urbano People event Speakers include:

  • Jo Taylor, Head of Resources and Talent at Talk Talk
  • Elle Bennett, HR Director at Fujitsu
  • Kate Holt, HR Director KPMG
  • Kathryn Nawrockyi, Director of Opportunity Now
  • Daniel Barnett, HR law specialist barrister
  • Ann Pickering, HR Director at O2 Telefonica UK
  • Hetan Shah, Executive Director, Royal Statistical Society
  • Ed Green, Director of Policy, Crown Commercial Service
  • Stephen Radley, Director of Policy at CITB
  • Professor William Webb on IOT/M2M 
  • John Alker, Director of Policy, UK Green Building Council
  • Daniel Barnett, Employment Law barrister, on Shared Parental Leave
  • Neil Maiden, Cass Business School
  • Workplace Wellbeing speaker breakfast with speakers from Spacelab hosted by University of London

Photos from previous Urbano Recent People Events:

Testimonials

"I was delighted to accept a recent invitation to speak at an Urbano People event in London.  Sharing with 60 professionals – from right across the HR and other sectors – the dramatic positive impact a consistent focus on engagement and enablement can have on business results, and the hard work involved, was enjoyable and rewarding.

The Urbano People audience were diverse and knowledgeable.  The questions and networking discussions following my presentation introduced new ideas and observations based on the group’s wide experience. I think the Urbano Network is great - both for  speakers and attendees - as a forum where professionals can share ideas and thinking and as a place to do - and enjoy doing - business."
Ella Bennett, HR Director - Fujitsu UK & Ireland


"I enjoyed speaking at Urbano. It was an opportunity to sell my strategy, business and vision which is rare when being asked to speak at events in my experience. The group of people were diverse, engaging and intelligent and I would encourage anyone looking to hear strong stories from across the sector to tell to attend an Urbano event!"
Jo Taylor, Head of Talent, Talk Talk


"It was great to speak to an audience who were both knowledgable about and engaged in the subject, unafraid to ask questions and keen to pick up the threads afterwards. Convivial and focused networking in a relaxed setting."
Graham Snowdon, Editor of The Guardian's Work Supplement

 

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Next Events

  1. London Networking Event - Christmas Networking Evening

    Thursday November 21st, 5:30pm

    Urbano Christmas networking evening for Urbano Members hosted by City Pavilion. (All photos on Urbano are from our events except speaker profile photos).

    Read more > City Pavilion
  2. London networking event - Urbano Build networking breakfast with Tom Bloxham of Urban Splash

    Thursday November 28th, 8:30am

    Urbano Build speaker breakfast with Tom Bloxham, MBE, Co-Founder & Chair of Urban Splash.

    Read more > The Building Society
  3. London networking event - Urbano Build networking breakfast on Future Homes Standard

    Thursday December 5th, 8:30am

    Urbano Build networking and speaker breakfast looking at proposals in the Future Homes Standard around Building Regulations.

    Read more > Herman Miller Showroom
  4. Urbano Christmas Lunch

    Wednesday December 11th, 12:30pm

    Urbano Member Christmas Lunch - save the turkey until Christmas Day and join us for a delicious alternative festive feast!

    Read more > The Gate Restaurant
  5. Urbano Networking Lunch in Marylebone

    Wednesday January 8th, 12:30pm

    Join us at Bernardi's in Marylebone for our first networking lunch to welcome in 2020!

    Read more > Bernardi's
  6. London networking event - Urbano Build & UWACTE networking breakfast on Zero Carbon in Construction

    Thursday January 23rd, 8:30am

    Urbano Build & UWACTE speaker breakfast with Isabel McAllister, Mace Group Director of Business Responsibility.

    Read more > The Building Society
  7. London Networking Event - Urbano Networking networking evening in London

    Wednesday January 29th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Network January networking evening (FREE for URBANO MEMBERS - TWO places for Connections & Company members)

    Read more > Venue TBC Gen
  8. London networking event - Urbano Build networking breakfast with Mark Farmer

    Thursday February 6th, 8:30am

    Urbano Build networking and speaker breakfast with Mark Farmer, Government Champion of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).

    Read more > The Building Society
  9. London Networking Event - Pre MIPIM networking breakfast event in Westminster London

    Thursday February 27th, 8:30am

    Urbano Build, Finance & UWACTE Communities Pre-MIPIM networking breakfast event at Church House Westminster.

    Read more > Church House Westminster

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2K Consulting - coaching and mentoring for business owners, managers and teams that want to achieve high performance.

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39 Essex Chambers is a leading barristers’ chambers with a strong international practice.

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Financial planning and wealth management

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API offers study, intern, and volunteer abroad programs across the globe.

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Ergonomic Workspace Solutions

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AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets.

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Alis Pavel - Executive Coach. Helping people achieve their goals and ambitions. Helping companies increase performance.

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Altered Dawn - Providing support for those who struggle to function after life-changing events (divorce, bereavement, job loss, cancer, etc)

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Amber Associates Recruitment Solutions Ltd - with 45+ years recruitment experience at all levels. We work for a perfect match every time.

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arbnco is a building modelling & simulation company - leading the way towards a cleaner, greener world through SMART energy data.

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Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of services.

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