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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.

Recent People events

May 2020 - Urbano Online Webinar

May 2020 - Routes to re-opening your office workspace with Sagal Group & Thomas Mansfield 

March 2020 - Women in Business Networking Evening to celebrate International Women’s Day

January 2020 - Women in Business Networking Breakfast in The City

November 2019 - Urbano Women In Business networking breakfast in the City of London

September 2019 - Urbano Networking Evening at Tobacco Dock

March 2019 - Urbano People Wellbeing speaker breakfast with Dr Judith Clarke, MACE

February 2019 - Urbano Build & UWACTE speaker breakfast on Diversity & Inclusion with Bola Fatimileh

October 2018 - People & UWACTE Networking lunch

September 2018 – Urbano People & UWACTE speaker breakfast with Ann Marie Aguilar, Director EMEA of WELL Building Institute (IWBI)

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

March 2018 - Networking breakfast with Ann Pickering, HR Director of Telefonica/O2

November  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. Host Community Networking Round Table - Roadmap to venue openings

    Wednesday April 21st, 10:00am

    Host Community Speaker Panel Event - Roadmap to Venue Re-Openings

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  2. Urbano Engage Speaker Panel event on doing business for good

    Thursday April 29th, 10:30am

    Urbano Engage Speaker Panel event on doing business for good with B Corps, supported by EQ Investors.

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  3. Urbano Network Members Networking Round Table - May 2021

    Wednesday May 5th, 10:00am

    Urbano Members Networking May Round Table - Wednesday May 5th at 10am.

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  4. Urbano Zero Carbon and Environmental Networking Round Table

    Thursday May 13th, 10:30am

    Urbano Zero Carbon and Environmental Community Networking Round Table - Wednesday May 12th

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  5. Urbano Open Networking Round Table - May 2021

    Wednesday May 19th, 10:00am

    Urbano Open Networking Round Table - May 2021 - for members and non-members.

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  6. Urbano Build Speaker event - Biophilia, Architecture, and the Built Environment

    Thursday May 27th, 10:30am

    Urbano Build Speaker Event with Robert Hopkins, AHR, on biophilia and architecture.

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  7. Urbano Network Members Networking Round Table - June 2021

    Wednesday June 9th, 10:00am

    Urbano Members Networking Round Table - Wednesday June 9th at 10am.

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

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Allegiance Insure - an independently owned City of London broker specialising in Professional Indemnity & Financial Institutions insurance.

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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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ASAP Comply provides property compliance services and risk assessments. Areas of expertise are H&S, fire, water, DDA, energy and asbestos.

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AVirtual - providers of high quality outsourced teams in the form of PA's, Bookkeepers, Content Writers and Webmasters from Cape Town.

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Bang & Olufsen / iMadeSimple - specialists in Bang & Olufsen A/V equipment. Based in Sevenoaks, Kent.

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BDB Pitmans brings together over 300 years of legal expertise across London, Cambridge, Reading & Southampton

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Computer Training & Consultancy to many sectors including Education & NHS. Assessing & Internal Verification.

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Better People Ltd - Recruitment Specialists. Working with Owner Managed Businesses to Source and Hire the Best People to Help Them Grow.

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