Over 80 Torbay and South Devon businesses attended an uplifting and inspirational Disability Confident event at the Imperial Hotel in Torquay today.
Disability Confident is a national campaign which encourages employers to be positive about the skills that disabled people bring to business.
Held in partnership with Kevin Foster, MP for Torbay, the businesses heard from local employers about how employing a disabled person has helped transform their customer relations and bottom line.
Sainsbury’s at the Willows in Torquay scooped the prestigious ‘Pluss Employer of the Year 2017’ award by being highly pro-active and flexible in their employment of Alex Wright, a bright and talented young lady who has cerebral palsy. The award was presented to Matt Deane, Customer Services Manager, and Alex by Kevin Foster MP.