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Business Disability Forum are proud to announce our 2017 Film Festival 72 hour challenge winners.

21 June 2017
We went out to students and graduates with a challenge to make a film in 72 hours. We wanted them to create a video about their experience 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 Technology Taskforce Film Festival on Tuesday 20 June 2017 where we announced our first, second and third place winners. 
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Press release:Films show next generation’s unique take on disability at Business Disability Forum event

21 June 2017
London, UK: Young filmmakers from universities across the country shared their experiences of living with disability at a unique film festival hosted by Business Disability Forum at KPMG’s offices in Canary Wharf yesterday (20 June).
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Press release: Business Disability Forum welcomes greater number of disabled MPs in Parliament after general election

13 June 2017
London, UK: Business Disability Forum has welcomed news of the election of three more disabled MPs with Thursday 8 June’s general election – increasing the total in the House of Commons to five – but stresses that there is still a long way to go to ensure good representation.
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Changing Faces research reveals extent of discrimination faced by people with facial disfigurement

01 June 2017
Four-fifths of people with facial disfigurement have experienced harassment, a study by Changing Faces has found, with the same proportion stating that they have avoiding applying for a job because of potential discrimination.
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Research into wellbeing and long-term health conditions at work

25 May 2017
Loughborough University is undertaking research examining well-being and long-term health conditions at work. Working people (and employers) are being invited to take part in this research. You do not need to have a long-term health condition to take part.
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Press release: Business Disability Forum receives Mrs Akie Abe, spouse of Prime Minister Shinzō Abe of Japan

02 May 2017
London, UK: Business Disability Forum was honoured to receive Mrs Akie Abe, spouse of Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe, and Mrs Tsuruoka, the wife of His Excellency Mr Koji Tsuruoka, the Ambassador of Japan, at their offices on 28 April 2017.
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Press release: Do not risk alienating disabled people when outsourcing: message of new guidance from Business Disability Forum

25 April 2017
London, UK: You can outsource delivery, but you cannot outsource the responsibility for your reputation.
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Fujitsu enters ‘hall of fame’ for disability work

24 April 2017
London, UK: Be completely you. This was Fujitsu’s message to its employees as it joined a list of the best companies working with disabled people.
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Press release: Business Disability Forum given Disability Confident Leader status

19 April 2017
London, UK: Business Disability Forum has achieved Disability Confident Leader status, making them one of the top performers under the scheme.
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High Speed Two’s Head of Equality to speak at Business Disability Forum event

10 April 2017
London, UK: Mark Lomas, the Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at HS2 Ltd is confirmed to join ahost of other speakers at Business Disability Forum’s annual conference on disability-smart suppliers and partners on 11 April 2017.
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