Our associates

Working directly with disabled people is at the heart of Business Disability Forum's core values. Our network of disabled associates act as advisors and ambassadors, contributing to our events and publications. We have worked with many of our associates since day one and we encourage our members to draw on their wealth of expertise.

Our UK associates are all outstanding disabled individuals from a variety of professions, appointed because of their business experience and their desire to work with the employers' community, our members and us.

Andrew Bruce

Human Resources & Disability Consultant

Bob Twitchin


Colin Brummage

Senior Manager - Action on Disability

Dr Alice Maynard

Director - Future Inclusion

Dr David Bonnett RIBA, FRSA

Phil Friend

Dr Philip Friend OBE FRSA

Director, Phil & Friends Ltd
Profile photo of Edward Richards

Edward Richards

Managing Director of CED

Eleanor Williams MA (Oxon), LLM (Leicester)

Solicitor, Darwin Gray

Geoff Adams-Spink

Director, Adams-Spink Ltd.

Helen Cooke

Associate, My+ Consulting

James Partridge OBE

Founder and CEO Changing Faces

Joanna Wootten


John Flanner MBE

BDF Associate

Karen Flood


Kate Nash OBE


Monica Wilson

Chief Executive, Disability Action

Paul A Mouzer

Owner / Director of Blue Mouse Disability
Simon Minty

Simon Minty

Founder and Managing Director, sminty Ltd

Stephen Duckworth

Chief Executive, Disability Matters

Steve Scott MBE

Steve Walter

Vidar Hjardeng MBE