Geoff Holt MBE has won the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK.
Well deserved Geoff! Wetwheels is a Community Interest Company (CIC) run out of Portsmouth that operates fully accessible boats to provide boating opportunities for people of all ages and ability. The company offers disabled clients educational and mentoring programmes along with sporting and recreational trips on the sea.
The creation of this award was motivated by Sir Stelios Haji-loannou's goal of not only supporting #disabled #entrepreneurs but also raising awareness of the skills and inventiveness of those with disabilities. ‘I am very passionate about encouraging an enterprising spirit throughout British culture. Helping to remove the barriers that disabled people face in business is an important part of this. That is why I was keen to establish an award which gives disabled people an opportunity to showcase their ability rather than have them negatively judged by their disability.'
Find out more about all three superb finalists on Leonard Cheshire Website.
Find out more about inspirational speaker Geoff Holt MBE
Alastair Humphreys' beautiful Mountain Bikes and Bothy Nights film has been picked for Banff Film Festival.
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Congratulations Alastair: officially one of the top adventure travel blogs on the web!
Delighted to discover (though not entirely surprised) that Alastair Humphreys makes the Top Ten in travel and adventure blogs. This list by the Adventure Junkies is objectively compiled rather than a personal selection: 'The ranking was compiled tracking hundreds of independent travel sites.' Top 25 Adventure Travel Blogs List
Very special event at this year's Cheltenham Literary Festival. In a packed venue, Sean Conway was delighted to join Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Greg Whyte to share stories about extreme challenges and how to stay motivated when it gets tough. "Brilliantly entertaining stuff" was how the Gloucestershire Echo put it! #CheltLitFest
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