Be Inclusive, Recruit and Retain Event

This event, supported by Daniel Zeichner MP, is designed to showcase the business benefits employers like yourself could be missing out on by not employing disabled job seekers.

Join and learn more about being inclusive, recruiting and retaining a wealth of untapped talent your business could be missing out on.

Disabled people in this country make up a dedicated, loyal, and skilled workforce who could help your business in a time of increased competition for good employees and avoid you getting caught out by skills shortages.

You will have the unique opportunity to network with other local employers who will  explain the steps they have taken and the benefits their businesses have gained because of employing experienced and highly qualified disabled people.

Also, you will hear testimonials from inspirational and motivating speakers and be able to talk to qualified staff from the Department of Work and Pensions. They can offer you advice on the Disability Confident scheme and the support that is available through Access to Work to assist with recruitment. We will give you the help and support to enable you to meet your recruitment needs from a much wider pool of talent.

If you would like to find out just how disabled people can make a major contribution to the success of your business, then come along. Don’t miss out on this valuable pool of potential skills and the financial, operational, and social benefits that being a Disability Confident employer can bring.


10.30-11.00am – Registration

Tea, coffee and networking 

11.00-11.15am – Opening address

Daniel Zeichner & Julia Nix – Keynote Speaker Address

11.15-11.30am – Guest speaker

Gary Weston – TopHex – ‘Good news story on how being inclusive can change lives’

11.30-11.45am – Guest speaker

Ricke Williams – Natwest Group

11.45am – Tea and Coffee break with networking opportunities

12.00-12.15pm – Workshop/table activity

12.15-12.30pm – DEA

Disability Confident Scheme and A2W Presentation – by DWP

12.30-12.45pm – Guest Speaker

Business Disability Forum

12.45-1.00pm – Guest Speaker

Victoria Bannerman – Anglian Water

1.00pm – Closing speech

Networking will follow until 1.45pm 

How to book

Please confirm your attendance by emailing by 6 April 2023. If you have any special requirements for the day, please let us know in your email.


Guildhall Market Square Cambridge CB2 3QJ

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