Simon Minty

CEO, Sminty LTD

Simon smiles and points at the camera

Simon Minty has delivered consultancy, advice and training in the field of equaliies, specialising in disability, since early 2000s.

Based in London, his work is international and with clients such as a small NGO to a multinational corporation. This international work has helped Simon develop a broader understanding of different cultural approaches to disability.

He also has a creative side, helping improve the portrayal of disabled people in media and has worked with BBC, Channel 4, Five and Sky Television. He’s produced numerous videos and co-produced and performed in the sell out Edinburgh Fringe comedy show Abnormally Funny People in 2005, returning again in 2015. He co-hosts two podcasts, BBC Ouch podcast and Phil & Simon Show. He has personal experience of disability, being of short stature and of limited mobility.

His client list is substanial and includes BBC, Barclays, British Council, Buckingham Palace, Google, Lloyds Banking and Open Society Foundation. Simon is a Non-executive director of Motability Operations. He is a trustee of Improbable Theatre and of StopGap Dance. He is an Ambassador to the Business Disability Forum and Business Disability Internationonal.

He also helped establish the Disability Media Alliance Project in California. He is a producer of the comedy troupe, Abnormally Funny People, which he co-founded. Simon has a Post Graduate diploma in Disability Management at Work and a BSc (Joint Hons) in Philosophy and Sociology, both from City University in London.

A keen traveller, he won the Travel X Travel Writer of the Year 1999 – Best Television Feature for his Channel 4 travel programme in China. In 2016 GQ named him as one of the 100 best connected men in the UK.