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Who are we? The people behind the job titles and why identity matters

07 August 2018
The following is a transcript of Diane Lightfoot's speech to attendees of Business Disability Forum's Partner Group Reception event on 26 July, where we brought together the organisations we work with the most closely to announce our focus on the theme of 'Identity' in 2018 and 2019. 
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Partner Group Reception 2018: Disability and accepting who we are

01 August 2018
Business Disability Forum started its 2018-19 financial year by announcing its new focus on the theme of ‘identity’ at its Partner Group Reception on 26 July.
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Press release: Trade Bill threatens disabled people’s rights after Brexit, say 20 rights and disability groups

16 July 2018
London, UK: Business Disability Forum has joined disability and human rights campaigners in writing to Trade Secretary Liam Fox[1], warning that ministerial powers in the Trade Bill could be used to remove disabled people’s rights – including access to public transport – after Brexit.
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Press release: Sopra Steria Recruitment joins Business Disability Forum's Partner Group

09 July 2018
London, UK: Sopra Steria Recruitment one of the UK’s leading staffing companies and managed recruitment service providers, is now a Partner of Business Disability Forum. This latest move is part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to barrier-free recruitment.  
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We are proud to announce our 2018 Film Festival 7 day challenge winners!

21 June 2018
Earlier this year we set students and graduates with a challenge to make a film in 7 days. We asked them to create a video themed around "going places", in terms of career progression and accessibility, highlighting their experiences and any barriers they have faced when applying for jobs and looking to progress from education to work. The best of these short films took centre stage at our Business Disability Forum Film Festival on Wednesday 20 June 2018 where we announced our first,second and third place winners.
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Press release: Business Disability Forum calls on disabled people to ‘choose their champion’ of accessible products and services

14 June 2018
London, UK: Business Disability Forum is calling on people to ‘choose their champion’ of accessibility and good service and nominate them for an award recognising the best businesses for disabled people.
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Developing a global disability strategy at Accenture

21 May 2018
In our latest blog, Barbara Harvey, Managing Director at Accenture Research, discusses how the organisation extended support for disabled employees to offices all over the world. 
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Mental Health Awareness Week: Business Disability Forum offers 10-point strategy to reduce work-place stress

14 May 2018
London, UK: With 12.5 million work days lost each year as a result of stress, depression and anxiety, the global membership organisation Business Disability Forum is using Mental Health Awareness Week (14 to 20 May) to raise awareness of the impact of work-related stress and to offer advice to organisations on taking a strategic approach.
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Building disability-smart businesses - looking to SMEs

25 July 2017
EY's Iain Wilkie discusses why SMEs are key to building a disability-smart business world in our latest guest blog.
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What will Brexit mean for disabled employees?

21 July 2017
We discuss the impact of Brexit on disability-smart working as part of our series in The Guardian (The Guardian)
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