Urbano UWACTE Community Launch and Networking Evening

Bakers Hall
9 Harp Lane
City of London
London, EC3R 6DP

Bakers Hall

Event Supporters

Elliott Wood

Design-led structural and civil engineers; creativity and innovation is core to our approach. Co-designers of London’s proposed Rotherhithe Bridge.

Berkeley Catering

Berkeley Catering London leading corporate and events caterers. Catering with passion!

This year, Urbano Network celebrates its seventh year connecting hundreds of companies and individuals across our business communities: Build, Finance, Media, People and Tech.  

As part of our celebrations, we are hosting an evening event on Wednesday June 27th - timed for London Festival of Architecture (LFA) - where we will officially launch our new Urbano Community UWACTE (Urbano Women In Architecture Construction Technology & Engineering).

Since our first events in the summer of 2011, around 50% of an Urbano Build event audience have been female, many running their own companies or with senior positions at larger companies. And in 2018 to date, all our speakers have so far have been women.

UWACTE, our new Urbano Community, will sit along the established Build Community and allow us to foster deeper connections between women across the relevant sectors and specialisms, with female entrepreneurs, those in positions at SMEs and especially with those within our larger members and corporates. 

Urbano sees events as catalysts to quality connections and all our events are open to not only women and men, but also from any sector and stage of business. This mix tends to make our events lively and genuinely engaging.

Urbano has always been passionate about encouraging diversity, with a genuine and provable commitment to being open to everyone, regardless of status, size, sector, sexuality, race or gender. We have also worked tirelessly to connect companies of different sizes and individuals with different roles and responsibilities across across all sectors.

About our hosts, Bakers' Hall
Bakers Hall is home to the Worshipful Company of Bakers and The Bakers’ Company can trace its origins back to 1155 making it the City of London’s second oldest guild. Rebuilt after the Blitz, Bakers' Hall is an elegant, modern venue for your business meeting, conference, wedding reception, bar mitzvah, exhibition or silver service dinner for up to 100 guests. View their venue profile here: Bakers Hall 

Our caterers for this event are Berkeley Catering, London's leading corporate and events caterers. Catering with passion! View their profile here: Berkeley Catering


  • Hot smoked salmon in a charcoal cup with smoked salmon mousse and keta caviar
  • Ham hock and pea croquet with mustard mayonnaise
  • Scotch quails egg with spiced tomato and mustard seed chutney
  • Goats’ cheese tossed in alfalfa served in a basil cup with sun dried tomato
  • Deep fried panko crusted haddock with twice cooked chips, lemon and tartare sauce
  • Chilled Thai beef salad with crunchy vegetables, sesame seeds and soy and lime dressing
  • Roasted butternut squash and spinach Arancini with sweet tomato and basil sauce
  • Bowls of fresh summer berries served with a selection of flavoured whipped creams and assorted toppings


We want our first UWACTE evening to bring together those all those who work in the ACTE sectors to celebrate the role women already play in their own companies, and encourage others to engage in a positive dialogue and agenda of change.

Our previous female speakers from across industry have included:

  • Ella Bennett - HR Director, Fujitsu UK & Ireland
  • Pauline Bickerton - Entrepreneur in Residence at Cass Business School
  • Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne - Founder & Director of Genius Foods
  • Charlie Duff - Global Social Media Relations Manager, Ernst & Young
  • Jane Duncan - ex President of RIBA
  • Sadie Morgan - Founding Director, dRMM & Chair HS2 Design Panel
  • Sofie Pelsmakers - Founder, Architecture for Change
  • Ann Kemp - Director Atkins / Chair UK BIM Alliance
  • Jacqui Glass - Professor of Architecture & Sustainable Construction
  • Teresa Gonzalez Rico - Future Cities Catapult Project Lead
  • Daisy Goodwin – Producer/Writer of ITV Series ‘Victoria’
  • Jo Haigh - Dealmaker and responsible for over 300 multi-million deals
  • Kate Holt - HR Director at KPMG UK
  • Nicola Horlick - 'Superwoman', CEO of Derby Street Films
  • Lara Morgan - Entrepreneur & ex CEO of Pacific Health
  • Ann Pickering – Chief HR Officer at O2
  • Modwenna Rees-Mogg - Editor of Angel News
  • Jackie Sadek, CEO of UK Regeneration, amongst others
  • Jo Taylor - Head of Talent Management, TalkTalk
  • Katie Wood - Director of Operations Consulting, ARUP

Although this event is aimed primarily at women in the construction, engineering, architectural, environmental and technology sectors, we welcome male colleagues and supporters of diversity and inclusion to book and attend.

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