POSTPONED How to adopt a culture of agile working


Real Estate Balance and Barclays are jointly hosting a breakfast event for CEOs and senior leaders on Agile Working on 14 November 2019 at Barclays' offices in Canary Wharf.

We have not achieved the level of take-up we were hoping for at the senior level of our membership and we think this is due to the time of year and the heavy workload that many people are experiencing. We will look to shift this to early 2020 when time pressures are likely to be a bit better.

We will notify our members when the new date has been finalised. 

Real Estate Balance’s recent research report “Fast-tracking gender balance across Real Estate, 2019” shows that agile working was chosen by men and women as the number one success factor in businesses achieving gender balance in senior leadership positions.

With agile working continuing to gain momentum across all business sectors, pressure is growing for flexibility to be the default for forward looking organisations. Recent research has indicated there is a direct link between flexibility and people feeling more engaged. This has a positive knock-on effect for productivity, staff retention and also boosts recruitment – flexibility is fast becoming key for businesses to stay competitive in today’s market.

"We’re proud of our successful ‘Dynamic Working’ culture at Barclays – an initiative now in its fifth year – and we are delighted to partner with Real Estate Balance to share our experiences on this journey at an event for CEOs and senior leaders in the Real Estate sector." Through a combination of thought-provoking insight and interactive debate, our aim will be to share a series of practical tools that can help businesses to adopt a culture of agile working.

Our headline speaker will be Barclays' Business Banking CEO, Ian Rand – a highly regarded business leader and passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion.

In addition, Jess Tomlinson, Head of Barclays London Real Estate will moderate a panel discussion involving a high profile group of Real Estate industry leaders, who have all adopted agile working into their businesses:

Jo Allen, Chief Executive, Frogmore
Craig McWilliam, Chief Executive, Grosvenor
Emma Cariaga, Joint Head of Canada Water, British Land

There will also be opportunity for networking both before and after the event.


08:30 Arrival, registration and refreshments
09:00 Conference commences
09:40 Panel session
10:30 Conference closes, followed by networking and refreshments

Thursday 14 November 2019 8.30-10.30am
Barclays at level 2, 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP

The event is by invitation only but if you interested in the event, please send an email to