Urbano Communities

Urbano People

Urbano People is a strand of Urbano where through networking events and online we bring together companies and individuals with a professional interest in the world of HR, recruitment, training, development, staff and talent management, employment and wellbeing in the workplace.

Urbano People Community Members include:

Urbano People holds regular events where we invite specialist speakers and thought-leaders from the sector. These invited guests are asked to address issues drawn from their specific expertise or their career experiences. But you will also find HR, employment and management companies and related individuals at most if not all Urbano events.

Our members who would class themselves as primarily Urbano People members are often entrepreneurs themselves, offer specialist employment and HR related services to other companies wishing to outsource these requirements. However, we also encourage those who work for our larger members in construction and media, for instance, to send along their in-house HR department managers and directors to share best practice and bring their own knowledge up-to-date.

Previous 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

Recent People Events:

October 11th 2017 - Networking lunch in Farringdon

November 9th 2017 - Build & People networking event on Wellbeing

Photos from previous events:

If no future Urbano People event is listed here, please click on the link below  for our upcoming events. Look for Community specific events - if you specialise in HR and contract law for construction, then book a Build event, or one of our 'open' lunches or evenings to meet companies from different sectors.

Please note - Urbano is pan-sector and all our events enjoy attendances from different companies across the People Community and companies. If you don't see a People event listed here, book the next event that suits your schedule and start your journey with Urbano there!

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"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. Urbano Tender Workshop

    Wednesday February 7th, 1:30pm

    Tender workshop to demystify the tender process - open to those in any sector responsible for winning bids for their company!

    Read more > Huckletree Shoreditch
  2. London Networking Event - Networking Masterclass

    Wednesday February 28th, 2:00pm

    Networking Masterclass with Mark Herring, CEO & Founder of Urbano.

    Read more > Army & Navy Club
  3. Urbano Networking Lunch in Bloomsbury Holborn London

    Wednesday March 14th, 12:30pm

    Urbano networking lunch at Salvador & Amanda Bloomsbury on Wednesday March 14th.

    Read more > Salvador & Amanda
  4. Urbano Monaco networking lunch 2018

    Friday March 16th, 12:30pm

    Urbano Monaco Networking Lunch at Avenue 31 Restaurant in Monaco on Friday 16th March.

    Read more > Avenue 31
  5. London Networking Event - Urbano People Build networking event

    Wednesday April 18th, 8:00am

    Urbano People/Build networking breakfast featuring guest speaker Dr Kerstin Sailer, Reader in Social and Spatial Networks at Bartlett School of Architecture

    Read more > VenueTBC(b)