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Our Story

Circal was created by a group of HR directors and leaders who wanted to make a difference to their profession. First and foremost, they wanted to make it easier for their peers to solve specific strategic challenges that would elevate their organisation and the industry.

Since 2016 they’ve helped over 16,000 professionals easily access tailored advice and content, to ensure they’re prepared for the wide variety of challenges impacting their workplace. Then 2020 happened. This presented the world with a whole new set of challenges that none of us could have foreseen. However, as disruptive as the period was (and continues to be), we, the team at Circal, were incredibly proud to see so many leaders step up to steer their teams through adversity

2020 proved that we can not only survive but also thrive, amidst the pressures of unprecedented logistical and psychological challenges.

It also strengthened our belief in the relationship between agility and resilience. When crisis hit, the most successful organisations were able to make a seamless transition from office to remote working, without impacting productivity or morale. Their ability to embrace agile approaches ensured they were more resilient to change, in contrast to organisations that deferred to more traditional structures. Agile thrives in fluid environments that aren’t fixed and are constantly looking for ways to improve

This inspired us to develop different approaches that will better support your organisation through continual change. And while we don’t claim to have all the answers, we believe collaboration is the best, most effective, and probably the most exciting way to find new solutions to new challenges.

The Circal Ecosystem embraces a hybrid method of working. It blends instant access to the most relevant research and data for you through our digital platform, with the opportunity to connect you with peers in your profession, from a wide variety of multinational companies and organisations.

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With over 50 years experience, we understand the challenges the people profession is facing and how to help. Through in-house research, events and our technology platform, we are committed to helping every person connected to HR develop themselves, their team and their profession.


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Keynote Speaker

Meet Kevin Green the Chairman of our Advisory Board

Kevin has 37 years of business and HR experience and is a distinguished thought leader in the HR community. Kevin is a TEDx speaker, commentator and blogger on jobs, people-led business transformation, leadership and competing with culture. Amongst his many accolades, Kevin is bestselling author of ‘Competitive People Strategy’ which is short listed in the 2020 business book awards.

Keynote Speaker

Award-winning author Lynda Gratton to speak at Reshaping for the Future

How can humans continue to progress and thrive in a changing world? Award-winning author Lynda Gratton will discuss her post-pandemic road map at Reshaping for the Future. Professor of Management Practice at the London Business School, and founder of the advisory practice HSM, Gratton’s books have sold over a million copies and have been translated into more than 20 languages.

What your peers are saying…

“Circal is invaluable in allowing us at Herbalife to gain insights from peers and get different perspectives from other businesses with the same challenges!”

Everton Harris, CHRO, Herbalife Global

“The calibre & breadth of the members is really First Class!

It’s always inspiring to see what’s possible through Circal, particularly, what level of investment do we need to leverage now and work out what the sweet spot is for us in terms of investment vs return."

Fiona Mellor, HR Director, Supply Chain, Twinnings Ovaltine – ABF

“What I really enjoy about Circal, is that you get so many different dimensions and angles on the whole HR remit. Loads of variations, the roundtables are REALLY worthwhile! Not only do you get great insights, but also to collaborate with peers around the table.”

Dean Giles, Head of Learning & Development, ASOS

"My experience of attending the Circal events is always excellent, with great speakers, roundtable sessions and strategic partners, giving me lots of ideas to take back to the business and new opportunities to explore.

I rarely go to such events, but we always make time in the calendar for Circal!”

Ian Diment, AF Blakemore, Group HR & Strategy Director