Disability-Smart Awards 2019

Disability-Smart Awards 2019

The 2019 Disability-Smart Awards, supported by Barclays, are now closed for entries.

Business Disability Forum is delighted to announce the categories for this year’s Disability-Smart Awards. This year there are a total of 11 Awards to compete for with four completely new categories. Enter and you could be receiving your Award at the ceremony at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s Locarno Suite on 23 October 2019.

To book your place at the Awards Ceremony show us how your organisation or someone who works for you

  • Has great leadership and commitment to disability right at the top
  • Has shown disability smart design flair
  • Is a great place to work for everyone
  • Has influenced disability related change
  • Has developed or deploys technology that improves the lives of everyone including disabled people
  • Demonstrates outstanding customer service
  • Has created an innovative and inclusive campaign
  • Has a Global Leader making an impact locally, nationally and internationally
  • Positions disability inclusion as a Global business priority across locations around the world
  • Has a person who keeps disability at the forefront of the diversity agenda everyday

Our award categories are:

1.   Disability Smart Senior Champion Award 2019

2.   Disability Smart Design Award 2019 (new)

3.   Disability Smart Workplace Experience Award 2019 (sponsored by Microlink)

4.   Disability Smart Influencer Award 2019 (new)

5.   Disability Smart Technology for All Award 2019 (sponsored by Microlink)

6.   Disability Smart Customer Service Award 2019 (new)

7.   Disability Smart Communications & Marketing Campaign Award 2019 (new)

8.   Disability Smart Global Leader Award 2019

9.   Disability Smart Multinational Organisation Award 2019

10. Disability Smart Diversity & Inclusion Practitioner Award 2019

11. Disabled Peoples’ Choice Award 2019

Common Questions

Be sure to read our answers to some of the common questions we've had about our annual Disability Smart awards.

How to enter:

Visit our Awards Categories page and download the appropriate application form for your entry.

Please send your submissions plus relevant supporting material to dsawards@businessdisabilityforum.org.uk by 6 September 2019.

Please ensure your application form answers all the questions within the criteria. 

If the file size of your entry and supporting evidence is too large to email, you can also submit evidence using our dropbox account.

Winners will be announced at the Disability-Smart Awards Ceremony at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s Locarno Suite on 23 October 2019.

Organisations can enter up to four categories each year.

Organisations should not submit more than one entry for any category.