Welcome to 'Corporate and Cocktails'. We're the vibrant and fun human resources (HR) networking group and run regular FREE HR events for HR professionals in London.
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Founded and run by Andy Selway MCIPD (Owner of ‘Selway Search HR’ and former HR professional), Corporate & Cocktails was set up in 2011 to provide an alternative to stuffy HR networking events in London and we have been growing and shaping the way ever since.
We’re here to inform, challenge, discuss and provide insight across HR, Talent, Culture and Technology, via our fun and interactive HR events and HR Community.
There is a reason the word “work” is in “network". It's because networking can actually be quite hard. But with our regular informal and friendly HR networking events, everyone from large corporate HR types to start-up, SMEs and self-employed HR types can find an informative and fun HR group in London, that will cater to their needs.
So we encourage everyone to come along to our HR events, mix with peers, learn from industry leader talks, share ideas, skills and make connections over drinks and great conversation.
Lots of cool changes happening in C&C HR land coming... watch this space! You may have already noticed something different ;)
Who aM I - Why use me for HR recruitment?
Selway Search HR (HR Recruitment) was set-up by Andy Selway our Founder in 2018 (previously Clearcut Recruitment Ltd) and was re-branded to reflect the HR Specialism and his unique personable approach to recruitment. Prior to his up, Andy had a background in Senior HR roles that spanned back to 2001 (the golden years of the legendary Miss Britney Spears!), some of which was as a freelance HR Consultant in the Start-Up/Agencies space. He founded ‘Corporate & Cocktails’ in 2011 with an HR buddy, to provide something different to the London HR community, especially in the SME space. Now the network is at 4,000 HR members and growing. So, if you’re looking for HR talent for your business (now) or maybe in the future - Click below and find out what makes me different!
Want to see our events in action?
Check out some of our event footage and hear what our members have to say!
Other good things we do
We believe in giving back and encourage all of our HR members to do so. This could be taking someone under your wing, either at our events or as a mentor, sharing your knowledge and/or giving advice to other HR professionals.
Corporate & Cocktails partners with Inspire, Motivate & Engage (IME) – The Ethical Learning Provider as part of our CSR Programme.
IME offer companies something different - corporate L&D solutions that feature an opportunity to ‘give back’ as part of the learning experience. IME support us with our fantastic initiatives below.
dress for success
Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organisation that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. We support this organisation by allowing members to donate ‘business clothing’ at our events.
cv workshops for young unemployed people
We run CV workshops for a handful of London based unemployed young people (20 minutes each) who wish to better their CV. This is held at the event and we rely on volunteers within our HR Network to provide this support and guidance. A very rewarding experience and also allows the participants to develop their networking skills and confidence in a friendly, safe environment.
Join us here
We’re a members only group and the events are for HR professionals only (not suppliers to HR). Below you will have a chance to select which meet-ups you want to receive info about. This will include event registration information (which comes out to the group around 4 weeks before the event).
We also have an active LinkedIn Group, so please click here. It's also a great HR discussion site.
Note: Early Bird HR is for HR professionals in either a standalone role or part of a small HR Team. Max business size is 400 employees (however, exceptions can be made i.e you are the only UK HR person in a larger global business etc). Just let us know, as it’s important we maintain the correct profiles within this group.