The Conservative Disability Group (CDG) Colloquium, Westminster, London - 'The Power of the Purple £'
The theme of this year’s event was ‘The Power of the Purple £’ and focussed on the opportunities for businesses to be more inclusive of disabled consumers; and the advantages of work environments which are more inclusive of disabled people.
The Minster for Disabled People, Health and Work – Sarah Newton MP – delivered a keynote address, followed by two panel discussions.
The first panel included representatives of the disability sector and was Chaired by Heidi Allen MP:
Philip Connolly - Policy & Development Manager, Disability Rights UK
Diane Lightfoot – Chief Executive, Business Disability Forum (BDF)
Chris Wood – Founder of Flying Disabled
The second panel included Conservative MPs and Peers and was Chaired by The Rt. Hon. Maria Miller MP:
Heidi Allen MP – South Cambridgeshire
Baroness Nicholson – Conservative Peer
Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE - Conservative Peer
Lord Shinkwin of Balham - Conservative Peer
This event was kindly sponsored by Dr Mustafa Mohammed.