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Season’s greetings from Business Disability Forum

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Before we take a break, (our office is closed from 5 pm on Friday, 22 December until Tuesday 2 January at 9 am), we wanted to share some of our highlights of the last year.

During 2023, we:

  • welcomed 105 new Members and 10 new Partners, taking our membership to 570+;
  • published our Procurement Toolkit which provides guidance on how procurement processes can deliver disability inclusive products and services;
  • launched our tenth Disability Smart Awards – open for entries until 21 January;
  • received nearly 2,000 responses from employees, managers and graduates to our Great Big Workplace Adjustments Survey 2023 (sponsored by Microlink);
  • launched our A to Z of Disability – simple definitions for over 100 disability-related terms;
  • significantly updated our Global Toolkit which provides disability inclusion guidance for global organisations (sponsored by Texthelp);
  • ran 58 events including a popular hybrid annual conference (sponsored by HSBC);
  • aired the second series of our ‘If you don’t mind me asking’ podcast;
  • launched our Changing the image of disability campaign;
  • welcomed 14 new members of staff, taking our team to over 50;
  • were invited to speak at many events, including the ILO Global Business and Disability Network’s annual conference;
  • involved over 2,200 individuals (employers and disabled people) in our policy and research projects.

If your organisation is a Member or Partner, make sure you’re maximising your membership benefits. Not a Member or Partner? Find out more about joining us.

From everyone at Business Disability Forum – have a great break!

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