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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.

MEMBERS NETWORKING ROUND TABLE

MAY 5th - 10.00AM

As we see the road to re-opening of venues subject to strict regulations, for the time-being we continue to bring our members together virtually and on-screen for our next monthly Urbano Members Networking Round Table. Lasting an hour, Urbano Round Tables are informal drop-ins, a chance to chat, meet new faces, and find new introductions. After checking in on everyone, we will disappear into break-out rooms where if you don't find someone interesting to talk to we will give you a full refund (it's free).

DETAILS & BOOKING: MEMBERS ROUND TABLE

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OPEN NETWORKING ROUND TABLE

MAY 19th - 10.00AM

Since 2002, we have organised hosted around 35,000 people at over 1,000 events. Our approach follows a clear principle, Urbano's Networking Pathway: Contacts, Connections, Relationships, Opportunities. Put simply, the more contacts you make, the more opportunities you will develop, but the key element is 'Relationships'.

Most opportunities come attached to a person and these are revealed through conversation. Hosted by Mark Herring's Connector-in-Chief, these online events are a mix of company and personal introductions, followed by interactive discussions designed to uncover areas where attendees can collaborate and find future business opportunities. After the event, Urbano members can access the full profiles and contact details of attendees through their Urbano Dashboards.

DETAILS & BOOKING: OPEN ROUND TABLE

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BIOPHILIA, ARCHITECTURE, AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT SPEAKER EVENT

THURSDAY MAY 27TH - 10.30AM

This event is focused on biophilia, a conception of how the built environment and architectural design may be used for the benefit of all living things, and to answer the pressing need for sustainable and comfortable urban lifestyles. Presenting this session, which will examine the soon-to-be-opening The Spine building, will be  Robert Hopkins, Regional Director of AHR, the award-winning architecture and building consultancy practice - and Urbano Network members.

Robert is design/project lead on The Spine, the new northern home for the Royal College of Physicians in Liverpool, which aims to be one of the healthiest workplace environments in the world when it opens its doors in May 2021. Biophilia is at the heart of AHR's approach to the design of The Spine and the building has been designed adhering to WELL Standard principles. Robert will be dsicussing how biophilia and other innvovations around workplace wellness and design have informed The Spine's design and construction.

DETAILS & BOOKING: BUILD SPEAKER EVENT

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. Urbano Zero Carbon Networking Round Table

    Thursday May 13th, 10:30am

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

    Read more > Urbano Zero Carbon Round Table
  2. Urbano Build Speaker event - Biophilia, Architecture, and the Built Environment

    Thursday May 27th, 10:30am

    Urbano Build Speaker Event on Biophilia In Design & Architecture, with Robert Hopkins, AHR Director & Design Lead on The Spine.

    Read more > Urbano Build Event
  3. Urbano Network Open Networking Round Table - June 2021

    Wednesday June 16th, 10:30am

    Urbano Network Open Networking Round Table - June 2021 - for Members & Non-Members*

    Read more > Urbano Networking Event
  4. Urbano Build Speaker event - The challenge of Net Zero Carbon & Retrofit In Conservation Buildings

    Thursday June 24th, 10:30am

    Urbano Speaker Event on delivering zero carbon and retrofit of historic and conservation area buildings, in association with Historic England.

    Read more > Urbano Build
  5. Urbano Proposal & Pitch Workshop & Networking Round Table

    Thursday July 1st, 10:30am

    Urbano Business event: Critical Stages On The Route To Successful Proposal & Pitches with David Pritchard, MD of Sandler Training, London East.

    Read more > Urbano Engage - Business
  6. Urbano Network Members Summer Networking evening and party

    Wednesday July 7th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Network Members Summer Networking evening and party at Lambeth Palace.

    Read more > Lambeth Palace
  7. Urbano Networking Event - Build Speaker Panel featuring Simon Allford, President of RIBA

    Thursday September 16th, 10:30am

    Urbano Build Speaker Event featuring the incoming President of RIBA, Simon Allford.

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