About us

Our purpose

We build disability-smart organisations to improve business performance by increasing confidence, accessibility, productivity and profitability.

We do this by bringing together business people, disabled opinion leaders and government to understand what needs to change if disabled people are to be treated fairly so that they can contribute to business success, to society and to economic growth.

What we do

Business Disability Forum is a not-for-profit member organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people.

We have more than twenty years experience of working with public and private sector organisations, formerly as the Employers’ Forum on Disability. Our members employ almost 20% of the UK workforce and, together, we seek to remove the barriers between public and private organisations and disabled people. We are a key stakeholder for both business and government. We have contributed to the establishment and development of meaningful disability discrimination legislation in the UK.

Business Disability Forum provides pragmatic support by sharing expertise, giving advice, providing training and facilitating networking opportunities. This helps organisations become fully accessible to disabled customers and employees.


Business Disability Forum is a company limited by guarantee with charitable objects. Our charity registration number is 1018463, our company is registered in England, registered number 2603700. Our registered address is Business Disability Forum, Nutmeg House, 60 Gainsford Street, London SE1 2NY.

Contact us

Contact us to find out how you can lead your organisation to becoming more productive and effective by being disability-smart.