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.

Upcoming Urbano People Community events

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:


"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. London Networking Event - Urbano Networking Evening in the City of London

    Wednesday August 15th, 6:00pm

    Urbano August networking evening at Babble City in the City of London - FREE for Urbano members and new joiners

    Read more > Babble City
  2. London networking event - Networking Lunch Shoreditch

    Wednesday August 22nd, 12:30pm

    Urbano networking lunch at Bounce Shoreditch on Wednesday 22nd August with delicious food and ping pong!

    Read more > Bounce Shoreditch
  3. London Networking Event - Networking Lunch Event in the West End

    Thursday September 6th, 12:15pm

    Urbano September networking lunch at Swingers in the West End - network over food, drink and a round of urban (o) golf!

    Read more > Swingers West End
  4. London Networking Event - People & Media Networking Evening at Hotel Chocolat

    Wednesday September 12th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Network's People & Media Networking Evening at Hotel Chocolat's event space in Covent Garden.

    Read more > The School of Chocolate
  5. Urbano Build Networking Breakfast and Tour - WELL Building Standard

    Thursday September 20th, 8:00am

    Urbano Build September networking breakfast event & tour on the International WELL Building Standard.

    Read more > Paternoster House
  6. London Networking Event - Urbano Networking Evening in Farringdon

    Wednesday September 26th, 6:00pm

    Urbano networking evening at Bounce Farringdon in September - FREE for Urbano Members.

    Read more > Bounce Farringdon
  7. London Networking Event - Networking Lunch in Clerkenwell

    Wednesday October 3rd, 12:30pm

    Urbano pan-sector/cross-community networking lunch at Malmaison Hotel in Clerkenwell.

    Read more > Malmaison London
  8. London Networking Event - Networking Evening Bankside

    Tuesday December 18th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Network's Christmas Networking Evening hosted by Sama Bankside

    Read more > Sama Bankside