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10 September 2014

Additional stage of judging process for Disability Smart awards

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10 September 2014

Disablism? Simon Minty's just having a laugh

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10 September 2014

Evenbreak celebrates Living Wage commitment

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Calendar

22 September 2014

Autism at work

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22 September 2014

Legal telephone surgeries

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29 September 2014

Performance management and disabled colleagues

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10 September 2014

@TfLAccess Access All Areas event 2 October will highlight #disabled and #older people’s access to transport: http://t.co/tml4Ud0RP1

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10 September 2014

RT @equalapproach: We're seeing more interest in diversity & inclusion in recruitment but there's still a long way to go @DivingTracey @fee…

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10 September 2014

#eAccess14 - the UK’s leading event on #access to #technology by people with #disabilities is happening 28 October: http://t.co/25Ctfraatj

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Openreach’s Warren Buckley becomes Chair of Business Disability Forum’s Board

Warren Buckley

 

PRESS RELEASE

London, UK – Warren Buckley, Managing Director of Service Management at Openreach (a BT Group company), has been appointed the new Chair of Business Disability Forum’s Board of Trustees.   The Board are responsible for ensuring the strategic direction and governance of the not-for-profit organisation and comprises senior figures from Business Disability Forum’s member organisations, key players in the business community and distinguished disabled associates. Warren is replacing Acting Chair Andrew Witney, CIO for Corporate and Investment Banking at Barclays, who continues to be an active member of the Forum’s Board and chairs their Technology Taskforce.

Warren is the BT Group champion for disability – and BT have been a valued Partner of Business Disability Forum since 1991. Warren brings to his new role as Chair a clear understanding of how to create a customer-focused ethos in business. He also brings a determination to enable the UK business community to gain sustainable business benefits through building the Forum’s capacity to enable business to business collaboration and learning. Warren previously worked as Managing Director for Customer Service at BT, with responsibility for all aspects of service for BT’s customers across telephone, broadband and TV, Warren’s experience will help drive Business Disability Forum’s upcoming customer initiatives.

Susan Scott Parker, CEO and Founder, Business Disability Forum said: "I'm looking forward to working with Warren, BT have been Partners and representatives on the Board since the early 90's. It's terrific to have a chairman from a company with a long standing commitment to best practice and an invaluable track record of products, services and employment initiatives that include and benefit disabled people."   Warren Buckley, Managing Director of Service at Openreach said: “I am delighted to join the Board and look forward to contributing to the goal of creating a better relationship between disabled communities and business. In my experience everyone, whatever their individual need or circumstance, can make a real difference in the business world and we create better businesses by giving them the opportunity to do so.”

Notes to Editors

  1. Business Disability Forum is the world’s leading business membership organisation working to the mutual benefit of business and people with disabilities. It represents some 300 organisations that employ in the region of 20% of the UK workforce. Smart organisations work with Business Disability Forum to improve their business performance. We have more than twenty years’ experience of equipping people with the expertise to create confident organisations by improving the understanding of disability in business, removing barriers and making adjustments for individuals. Here is a short video about the forum: http://businessdisabilityforum.org.uk/why-bother/the-evidence.
  2. The Technology Taskforce aims to ensure that global society and the economy benefit from adopting accessible and usable technology. For further information on the Technology Taskforce please visit http://technologytaskforce.org/.
  3. For further comment, please contact: brendab@businessdisabilityforum.org.uk.