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Small Business Disability Essentials webinars

Free training webinars for SMEs in London on why disability matters to your business, and how to get started on your disability smart journey.

Developed with our Smarter London SMEs service, Small Business Disability Essentials are free ‘lunch and learn’ type webinars open to any London based SME looking to improve their work environments to better support disabled employees, develop accessible services and products, and an opportunity to ask our trainers questions about how to make the first steps towards disability inclusion at your business.

  • Learn why disability is important to your business and how to identify potential barriers for disabled colleagues and customers.
  • Understand what is a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010,
  • Understand why becoming a more inclusive organisation isn’t just the right thing to do, but also makes great business sense for small businesses.
  • Find out about the legal requirements of what small businesses need to do to support employees and customers.
  • Understand what are reasonable adjustments, and how to make them
  • What is business disability good practice
  • Where to go for further information and support.

How to register

Click on a link below to reserve your place on one of the upcoming sessions:

Small Business Disability Essentials session 2

Date: 12 May 2022
Time: 12pm -1pm

Registration link: book your place here

Small Business Disability Essentials session 3

Date: 21 June 2022
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Registration link:  book your place here



1 hour

Small Business Disability Essential sessions will be delivered virtually via Zoom for 45 mins with 15 mins left for a Q&A session.


Free for any SME based in London with less than 250 employed staff and an annual turnover of less than £40m.

Get in touch

For more information, please email Parma Sira, our Small Business Disability Advisor at or call  0207-089-2483.

London-based SMEs can become members of Smarter London SME free of charge. You can learn more about the Smarter London SMEs project on our webpage.

Upcoming Events

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June 7, 2022

Procurement Network (Online)

We are pleased to announce that Business Disability Forum will be hosting our next Procurement Network on Tuesday 7 June 2022 from 10am to 11:30am, open to Business Disability Forum Member and Partner organisations.    The Procurement Network will be welcoming Fleur Donnelly-Jackson, Lead Disability Business Partner, who will talk us through the Procurement section of the Disability […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am
June 8, 2022

Neurodiversity Network (Online)

Our next Neurodiversity Network meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 8 June 2022, 10am to 11:30am.  Please do join Adrian Ward (BDF, Head of Partnerships) and Aidan Healy (CEO, Lexxic) as we explore neurodiversity and inclusive recruitment.  As always the session will be a mixture of presentations mixed with plenty of opportunities for discussions […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am
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June 14, 2022

ELEN Network (Online)

Organisations are increasingly becoming more aware that we do not all think and behave in the same way. They realise the benefits to be gained by having a diverse workforce and want to be better at attracting, recruiting and retaining Neurodiverse talent.   This is also true for emergency services, however there are additional things to […]

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
June 16, 2022

Inclusive Communications Network (Online)

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our next inclusive communications network meeting (sponsored by Texthelp) on Thursday 16 June 2022 from 10:00am to 11:30am.   The meeting will run for about one hour to 90 minutes, open to our Member and Partner organisations.  In this meeting, we’ll be joined by Jennifer Sproul […]

10:00 am - 11:30 am
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June 22, 2022

Disability Smart Webinar: Technology

Please register your place The next of our Business Disability Forum Disability Smart Webinar series will focus on the topic of technology. This webinar will be hosted by Business Disability Forum Taskforce Manager, Lucy Ruck. The session will provide insight into the most recent resources created by the Technology Taskforce, and we shall be joined […]

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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June 22, 2022

Recruitment Toolkit Launch

Please click on this link to register your place for this webinar. Business Disability Forum is pleased to announce the launch of its new Business Disability Forum Recruitment Toolkit will take place at 10am on Wednesday 22 June 2022. With the “Great Resignation” and skills shortages in many sectors, businesses more than ever need to […]

10:00 am - 10:45 am

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