The People Space focuses on value creation through people in the digital and Fourth Industrial era. Our community for people and HR leaders is designed to help you better understand, navigate, reinvent and remain relevant in today’s digital age.

We expertly create and curate content and connections, to help HR and people leaders save time and anxiety in an age of information overload. We like to delight and surprise, with bite-size content that is both informative and entertaining as well as videos and resources to enable you to delve deeper.

Our mission is to positively promote the value created by people in a digitally disruptive age when increasingly humans will work alongside machines.

We believe investing in continuous learning is critical to the success of organisations. As the pace and scale of change accelerates, leaders need to invest in their own development just as much as in that of their employees.

Our members

  1. Believe humans can positively shape a future where people and machines work alongside each other
  2. Recognise that in order to disrupt business, you must first disrupt yourself
  3. Believes in the potential of people to positively transform business and society
  4. Want to increase their organisation’s value, reputation and health
  5. Have a lifelong-learning mindset
  6. Have a positive mindset, are collaborative and want to co-create
  7. Are happy to share experiences and expertise
The People Space also runs the open-access website ThePeopleSpace which contains multimedia content based around practical experiences and case studies; critical thinking, ideas, smart insights and opinion from experts plus the unique perspectives of our brand partners.

Who are we?

The People Space is brought to you by London, UK-based Siân Harrington, an award-winning business journalist, publisher, company director and non-executive director who ran HR magazine, and Nigel Pritchard, a marketing and communications specialist who has worked with both large organisations and entrepreneurs. Together they firmly believe that a positive and productive work culture is beneficial to the individual, organisation, wider economy and society, and are enthusiastic about the positive impact good people leaders can make to business and humanity in the Fourth Industrial age.

In her 28-year career as a business journalist, Siân has been lucky enough to meet and interview some of the world’s leading business people, as well as working herself in both large and small media organisations during hugely transformative times. Her experience has clearly testified to the pivotal role good people practice and continual learning plays in successful and sustainable organisations.

Leaving marketing agency work some 23 years ago to ‘go it alone’, Nigel has faced all the trials and tribulations of being a small business owner. An early adopter of digital marketing, he has worked with both entrepreneurs and large organisations to help shape and deliver communication strategies. Not one to sit still, he has taught himself new technologies to stay abreast of trends and it’s not uncommon for him to be grilling his three children to see what social tools they are using!

During their respective careers Siân and Nigel have both enjoyed collaborative working and facilitating introductions through their networks. Their love of bringing people together in communities to learn from each other is the inspiration behind PeopleSpaceLeaders.