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Urbano Work

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 Work 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. 

Urbano regularly hosts speaker events where leaders in the area of Work and the Workplace can engage with our knowledgeable audience. We also organise networking breakfasts, lunches and evenings where representatives of different companies with specialities in Work-related areas, such as HR & employement law, workplace wellbeing and leadership strategy. We also find tenders each week for member companies in our Work community, including recruitment, workplace design, employee management software, leadership training and employment law.

Find out our upcoming events here: Urbano Events

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

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:





"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 Build Post MIPIM Pre REiiF networking evening

    Wednesday April 24th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Build Post MIPIM Pre REiiF networking evening at The Italian Greyhound in Marylebone, London.

    Read more > The Italian Greyhound
  2. Urbano networking breakfast at Conrad London St James

    Thursday May 9th, 9:00am

    Urbano networking breakfast at Conrad London St James on Thursday May 9th.

    Read more > Conrad London St James Hotel
  3. Urbano Members at REiiF networking breakfast

    Wednesday May 22nd, 7:30am

    Urbano networking breakfast in Leeds for Urbano Members attending REiiF.

    Read more > IF Up North East Parade
  4. June Top Table networking lunch

    Wednesday June 5th, 12:00pm

    Urbano June Top Table networking lunch - Wednesday June 5th.

    Read more > Urbano Network
  5. Speaker panel networking breakfast on Procurement Act 2024

    Thursday June 13th, 9:00am

    Speaker panel networking breakfast on Procurement Act 2024 on Thursday June 13th.

    Read more > Trowers & Hamlins LLP

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