Aerobility shortlisted for prestigious disability award
The awards, presented by the UK’s largest disability campaigns network, will be presented at a special black tie dinner and presentation ceremony at Evolution, Battersea Park on 29 November, hosted by TV presenter, actress and author Cerrie Burnell.
The Chief Executive of RADAR, Liz Sayce, said: “Everyone on the shortlist is helping to change our world in ways that benefit disabled people, our friends, families and society as a whole.
“We have chosen ‘Ahead of the Curve’ as the theme for RADAR’s People of the Year Awards this year as it is vital we build on the hard won successes of the last few years in furthering equality,” she added.
“Being ahead of the curve on disability enables business to attract talent and customers and improves public services,” she said. “Working together with organisations and individuals, RADAR will spread disability expertise through effective engagement and representation in all forms of media, entertainment and sport and through national social policies.”
Presenters and speakers at the awards dinner will include: Secretary of State for Work and Pensions the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP; Olympic swimmer Mark Foster; Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow MP; actress Genevieve Barr; BBC political correspondent Gary O’Donoghue; Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson; Minister for Disabled People Maria Miller MP; and war hero Ben McBean.