Simon Minty

Founder and Managing Director, sminty Ltd

Simon Minty is an associate to Business Disability Forum and Broadcasters and Creative Industries Disability Network (BCIDN). He has been lead consultant for Motability Operations in their five year change programme in how they approach disability which has included strategy and policy development, recruitment and retention, promotion to and serving disabled customers, managing absence, setting up of a disabled staff network and reasonable adjustments support. He has recently been supporting leading Investment Banks in delivering their disability strategies.

He has produced five training videos including the ‘Bigger Picture', ‘Just Ask' and ‘Independence 2000'. He produced and performed in the sell out Edinburgh Fringe show "Abnormally Funny People" in 2005.

Simon has personal experience of disability, being of short stature and of limited mobility. He enjoys comedy and has written comedy sketches for BBC Radio 4, Sky and Channel 4. He has been published in various national and international disability press and appeared on many television programmes as a commentator and expert. He is a keen traveller and won the Travel X Travel Writer of the Year 1999 - Best Television Feature for his Channel 4 Travelog programme in China.

He has been working in the US and China in the last 12 months on issues such as rehabilitation, UN Convention on Disability Rights, World Health Organisation definition of disability, the Paralympics and inclusion of disabled people in Broadcasting.