|The University of Manchester, BA|
I have had successful roles in Software Sales, Inside Sales & purchasing management over the past 20+ years. Including successful sales management roles at SAP & D&B.
However I am now working as founder & CEO of Blue Badge Style www.bluebadgestyle.com. The goal is to create a social network of like minded people where ‘style & disability are not mutually exclusive’ . The community in the UK is at a minimum 1m, affluent people who need to know where to go, what to buy, what to do, ‘in style’, but happen to have a disability. We inform them of the obstacles they may find and have a ‘Michelin-Like’ rating system for venues. We now have some investment & are developing the site further so that it becomes ‘The Go To Site’ for anything to do with disability & style. We have also developed a mobile app that provides this information ‘on the go’. It’s free at the moment & is useful disabled or not. Available on iPhone, iPad, Android & Blackberry.
We achieve revenue through venue audits, accreditations, advertising, equipment sales commissions & eventually through data research regarding the disability market which in the UK is estimated to be £86Bn p.a. - The Economist called this market the “New Green”.