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Crippetts Barn


Presented by: Tony Solomon

GEM / Gloucestershire Gateway Trust

11.30 - 12.30


Our customers are diverse, yet is that diversity reflected in our workplace? How do we break down the stigma that surrounds disability and create more open working environments? Only 17% of people with a disability are born with it. Most disabilities, mental and physical, are acquired during working age. Households including people with disability have a combined spending power of £212 billion. Are our recruitment practices excluding the best people for the job? Is Corporate Social Responsibility just an external focus? What financial support is available from the government?
This event will develop the business case for embracing disability and helping your business to thrive.

Speaker: Tony Solomon, Opportunity Hunter
Having had a successful marketing career in financial services Tony Solomon now devotes his time to the GEM (Going the Extra Mile) project which has been awarded over £3 million to support people in Gloucestershire who are unemployed and currently dealing with circumstances that are potentially causing barriers to work. GEM is a unique and unprecedented partnership of over 50 community-based organisations that are working collaboratively to help transform the lives of over 1000 people. Tony is also local Chairman of Frederick’s Foundation.

Free for members; £6 for non-members.

Limited space, members have priority but must book via the register button
Seminars will be held at Cheltenham Chamber’s Business Centre, 2 Trafalgar St, Cheltenham, GL50 1UH.

Entry via M R Ratcliffe Insurance, Wolseley House Oriel Road GL50 1TH