Chris is a recognised and prominent voice on the topic of disability awareness. Born with cerebral palsy, Chris has been a wheelchair user for over 20 years, and is an accomplished training facilitator, public speaker, guest spokesperson and writer on the topic of disability awareness.
In the past Chris has worked as a Training Facilitator and Project Manager for the disability awareness charity - Enable Me, where he developed and delivered training programmes for businesses, universities and schools. He was later appointed as the Executive Chairman of the charity for three years where he steered the organisation back to its core mission of helping to raise awareness of disability in local, educational and business communities.
His role as a Disability Awareness Trainer has allowed him to develop considerable knowledge and experience in assisting and supporting businesses and universities to develop organisational awareness through unique and bespoke training packages.
He has worked with various organisations in numerous areas of business such as the banking and finance sector (including Coutts Bank) and in the retail, education and the hospitality industry (including Brighton, Portsmouth and Southampton Universities). His support and staff development programmes, interactive modules and workshops have provided workforces with a firmer understanding of disability and its organisational benefits.
Based in Southampton, Chris is a Director of Great Ballard School, near Chichester - an Independent co-educational prep school. He is also a Freeman of the City of London through the Worshipful Company of Educators and a member of the Chartered Management Institute.
Chris has an MSc in Global Security and a BSc in Politics from the University of Southampton.
“Some consider disability to be a difficult or awkward topic, but Chris breaks down any barriers that may exist. Simply put, he has the right approach. Disability may be a serious subject, but Chris humanises it and makes it relatable to everybody.”
“Chris provided a very thought provoking and engaging session today, with a good balance of insightful activities and interactive modules - all of which have certainly challenged our perceptions.”
“After listening to Chris, we felt more equipped to help facilitate any clients with disabilities in terms of making reasonable adjustments and the whole team has certainly gained a more in-depth understanding of the true definition of disability.”