Press release: EY sponsor Business Disability Forum's Line Manager Guide series

20 July 2016

London, UK - Business Disability Forum (BDF) is pleased to announce that long-standing Partner and multi Disability-smart Award winner, EY is continuing its sponsorship of the BDF Line Manager Guide series.

Since joining BDF in 2006, EY has remained a leader in the field of disability best practice. Having adopted disability confidence as part of a whole organisational approach, the organisation's continued sponsorship of BDF's Line Manager Guide series is further testament to EY's dedication to getting it right for disabled employees.

BDF's Line Manager Guides are a unique source of accurate, authoritative and up-to-date information on business and disability. The Line Manager Guides cover every aspect of bringing organisations and disabled people together from recruitment and retention to reasonable adjustments and disabled employee networks. They provide practical advice to help organisations recruit and retain disabled people and serve disabled customers.

More than eight million copies of these publications are in circulation, used by progressive organisations across the private and public sectors.

EY is the sponsor of the following Line Manager Guides:

  • Attendance management and disability
  • Mental health at work
  • Non-visible disabilities
  • Performance management
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Working with disabled colleagues

BDF is delighted to be working closely with EY as they consistently improve their performance on disability. As further evidence of this, EY were awarded 2 Disability-smart Awards in 2014 in both the Career Development category and the Executive Disability Champion category, which saw Iain Wilkie Senior Partner at EY take home the award. Moreover, in 2015, EY went on to receive a High Commendation for their recruitment processes.

Speaking about this sponsorship, Nils Kendall, Joint Interim CEO and Company Secretary at BDF said:

"BDF strongly values EY's continued support and we are delighted that they will be sponsoring our series of Line Manager Guides. EY's dedication to getting it right on disability is not only demonstrated by their sponsorship but also through their support and initiatives for their disabled employees and customers."

Iain Wilkie, Partner at EY said:

“I am delighted that we are renewing EY’s sponsorship of these Line Manager Guides.  By helping all our people to better understand the potential and strengths of our many people with long-term health conditions and disabilities we become more Disability Confident, building even stronger teams and delivering even better outcomes for our clients.”



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