Rick Williams

Head of Consultancy

Rick Williams at lecturn

Rick is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has been working in the field of disability and equality for 20 years. He is an experienced consultant and trainer with a high level of expertise in disability issues, their impact on individuals, and their importance to organisations.

Rick has worked with many organisations in a wide range of areas at both a national and international level. He has worked with many Business Disability Forum Partners and Members and has a proven track record of providing project-based consultancy to support organisations develop their approach to employing disabled people and achieving barrier-free services. As part of this work he was one of the co-authors of the ClickAway Pound reports which assessed the impact of inaccessible websites on both business and disabled people.

Prior to working in the field of disability, Rick was employed at a senior level in the Health and Safety Executive and, before leaving in 2001, was the Regional Development Manager for the London and South East Region. These factors, combined with his visual impairment, give him a unique understanding of how to support organisations in becoming disability-smart.