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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.

Upcoming Urbano People Community events

October 31st - London Networking Event - Urbano People & UWACTE Networking Lunch

September 12th - London Networking Event - People & Media Networking Evening at Hotel Chocolat

Recent People events

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

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

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

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. Tendering Workshop

    Thursday February 21st, 1:30pm

    Urbano Tendering 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 - Pre MIPIM Networking evening Westminster London

    Wednesday February 27th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Build, Finance & UWACTE (Urbano Women In Architecture Construction Technology & Engineering) Communities pre-MIPIM networking evening in Westminster.

    Read more > Church House Westminster
  3. London Networking Event - Women in Business & UWACTE Networking Breakfast

    Thursday March 7th, 8:30am

    Urbano's Women in Business Networking Breakfast is timed to celebrate International Women's Day hosted by Searcys at The Gherkin

    Read more > Searcys at The Gherkin
  4. London Networking Event - Networking Lunch in Marylebone

    Wednesday March 13th, 12:30pm

    Urbano networking lunch to celebrate MIPIM (but in London) hosted by Bernardi's Italian restaurant in Marylebone.

    Read more > Bernardi's
  5. Urbano Build, People & UWACTE Speaker & Networking Breakfast - Workplace Health & Wellbeing

    Thursday March 21st, 8:00am

    Urbano Build, People & UWACTE speaker breakfast with Dr Judith Grant, Director for Health & Wellbeing at MACE

    Read more > Trowers & Hamlins LLP
  6. London Networking Event - Networking Evening in Mayfair

    Wednesday March 27th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Network Exclusive Networking Evening for Urbano Members hosted by Mahiki Mayfair

    Read more > Mahiki Mayfair
  7. London Networking Event - Networking Lunch in Chelsea

    Wednesday April 3rd, 12:30pm

    Urbano Networking Lunch hosted by Albert's at Beaufort house, a gorgeous Private Members Club in the heart of Chelsea

    Read more > Albert’s at Beaufort House
  8. London Networking Event - Networking breakfast event & tour Cabinet War Rooms

    Wednesday April 10th, 8:00am

    Urbano networking breakfast networking event & tour - Cabinet War Rooms, St James's

    Read more > Churchill War Rooms
  9. London Networking Event - Networking lunch event in Covent Garden

    Wednesday April 24th, 12:30pm

    A special networking lunch to celebrate Easter at the Hotel Chocolat's School of Chocate and event space in Covent Garden.

    Read more > Hotel Chocolat School of Chocolate
  10. London Networking Event - Networking Evening in Covent Garden

    Wednesday May 29th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Networking Evening at Bunga Bunga - an immersive live entertainment venue in the heart of Covent Garden (FREE places for Urbano Members)

    Read more > Bunga Bunga Covent Garden

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A City Law Firm is an established firm in the City of London providing specialist legal services on business and personal matters.

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