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Talent Lab has been at the forefront of business networking in London for over ten years and has created three of London and the UK's most innovative business networks.

Mark Herring, Talent Lab's MD, joined the nascent Shoreditch Business Network (SBN) in 2002, and drove the expansion of SBN to 120 members with his marketing and event management experience. He was also commissioned by Hackney Council to look at the role of networking in creating business benefits for Shoreditch and Hoxton.

Following this report, Mark realised that London needed a 'borderless' network that removed the rigid nature of networking event formats, along with an online Alerts system where opportunities could be posted between members.This network, called Business Junction, grew out of SBN to become the leading independent business in London. In 2011, Mark decided to leave and started a new business network, Urbano Network.

Urbano Network combines Mark's unique approach to networking with his branding and marketing background to connect different sizes and sectors of companies and their managements. Urbano acts as the catalyst to new business opportunities for diverse companies and their managements. enhancing the effectiveness of networking by facilitating 'value exchange' online and at events.

Talent Lab's MD, Mark Herring now offers consultancy and training to companies and individuals to make their own networking more relevant and valuable. In this section, you can find the various ways Talent Lab's unique experience can make networking a valuable tool for any business' strategy.