Our Speakers & Performers

Our line-up of talented and knowledgeable speakers and performers will be delivering educational, inclusive and fun content across our two-day event.

Adam Pearson

Award-winning disability rights campaigner, actor, presenter and speaker

Samantha Renke

Actress, Broadcaster, Writer, Disability Rights Campaigner, D& I Consultant, Keynote Speaker

Eva Abley

Comedian & Britain's Got Talent finalist

Jordan Jarrett-Bryan

Presenter (Channel 4 and talkSPORT), Journalist and DJ.

Mik Scarlet

Journalist, Broadcaster, EDI consultant and co-CEO of Phab charity.

Martin Dougan

BBC Newsround Presenter. Paralympic Commentator & Torchbearer.

Mark Webb

Public Speaker and Campaigner

Jamie Shields

Founder of Inclusivi-T

Anna Landre

Disability Justice Activist

Shaun Flores

OCD Advocate, Speaker, Model, Actor.

Alex Winstanley

Children's Author & Award Winning Social Entrepreneur

J Grange

Musician, Songwriter, International Public Speaker and Neurodiversity Advocate

Celia Chartres-Aris (nèe Hensman)

Disability Founder & Investor

Mike Cowan-Jones

Director, ARMS Rehab Limited.

Andy Craddock

Birmingham Wheelchair Basketball. Inspiration of the Year finalist 2022

Richard Amm

Disability, Design & Innovation MSc. Research Psychologist BSc.

Christina Warner

Barrister & Multi award winning advocate and campaigner.

Puneet Singh Singhal

DEI Practitioner for NASA & Founder of Ssstart

James Leinhardt

Founder & CEO of Levitex. Chief Sleep Posture Expert.

Paul White

Chief Executive Officer at Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme

Shezad Nawab (MBE)

Multi-Award-Winning Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of ICE Ventures Ltd

Bethann Siviter

Nurse, Advocate and Author (The Student Nurse Handbook)

Solène Anglaret

Author, Presenter, and Entrepreneur.

Sukhjeen Kaur

Founder of Chronically Brown

Miranda McCarthy

Adaptive Yoga Live

Jody Klaire

Award-winning author, former police officer & law student.

Roxy Murray

Sex and Body Positivity, Queer MS & Disability Activist

Hester Grainger

Neurodiversity Consultant, Co-founder of Perfectly Autistic

Nate Williams

Chair and Founder, The Ability Group in Sport (TAGS)

Dan Pearce

Senior Accessibility Mentor, Great Western Railways

Chad Bouton

Podcast Host of Unsyted Radio

Gee Griffiths

Commissioner for Wheelchair American Football

Karen Pearce

The Wheelchair Alliance

Ashley Archer

Disability Advocate PWB, Founder of Rise Above Limits.

Cristina Serrão

Lived Experience Ambassador - NHS England

Dayna Halliwell

Social Media Content Creator

Matt Brinkley

Inclusive Exercise Specialist

Pippa Stacey

Disabled Writer, Speaker, and Influencer

Ciara Lawrence

Learning Disability Campaigner, Mencap Big Plan Engagement Lead & Podcaster

Neil Annis

Fostering Together - for children with disabilities - Managing Director

Marie Martin

SEND Warrior Mum

Ian Taverner

Mr Cookfulness

Kate Stanforth

Dance Teacher, Charity Founder, Disability Activist, Model, and PR manager

Nick Wilson

Disabled Adventurer

David Agar

Entrepreneur FinTech Leader

Laura Mathias

Visible Difference Campaigner

Kris Foster

Co founder of Open Book

Terri Louise Brown

CEO and Founder of Talks with MS

Nubarnu Somani

PhD student - Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research and Vision & Hearing Research Centre

Robbie Crow

BBC Strategic Disability Lead - Disability Workforce Leader

Chantal Boyle

Communications Manager - Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme

Adam Hyland

Director of Accessibility and Inclusion and Co-Founder

Helen Dunman

Chailey Heritage Foundation

Paula Marten

Chailey Heritage Foundation – Assistant Headteacher

Christopher Wood MBE

Aviation Accessibility Consultant

Tabitha Fung

Founder of Wheely Brits, wheelchair tennis player, disability advocate, ambassador and model

Emily Yates

Journalist and Speaker

Tailfeather Dance

Tailfeatherdance provides young adult dancers with additional learning needs a creative platform to explore dance and develop dance, movement and performance skills in different genres.

Josh Wintersgill

Award-winning entrepreneur

Dominic Lund-Conlon

Accessibility & Inclusion Manager

Carly Tait

Paralympian, Diversity & Inclusion consultant and Brand & Marketing specialist

Asa Hems

Access Advisor, CAE

Sylvia Mac

Founder of Love Disfigure Talent Agency

Lord (Chris) Holmes of Richmond MBE

House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology

Dan White

Policy and campaigns Officer, Author, Columnist

Gavin Neate

Founder & CEO WelcoMe

Chloé van Dalen

Disability Consultant, content creator, writer, interviewer, speaker

Warren Stapley

DEI and Responsible Business Specialist, Disability Rights Advocate

Ebony Quow

Proud DEI advocate, passionate about being a positive role model and driver for change. Lead People Business Partner for Technology at JD Sports Group.

Chandos Green

Chandy is a disability and mental health campaigner with a passion for helping people know more about disability rights and how to be an ally for disabled people.


Lifestyle Content Creator & Blogger

Steve Pearson

Multi-award winning Entrepreneur and Innovator, CEO of Sm@rt Technology Ltd

Helen Clawson

Founder of Adaptive Clothing UK

Alan Wallace

Disability Expo Co-Founder & Director

Jane Hatton

Founder/CEO - Evenbreak

Jurgen Donaldson

WFS Community Engagement Disability Inclusion programme manager at Amazon

Kate Headley

Director UK Government Disability & Access Ambassador for the Recruitment Industry

Naomi Johnson

Disability Inclusion Leader, Amazon / Co-Director of Neurodiversity for Amazon PWD (People with Disabilities) Global Affinity Group

Amy Mackay

Senior Program Manager for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Amazon

Jacqui Sampson

Director Workforce Staffing Ops HR - Amazon

Nic Bungay

Director of Housing & Assets at Habinteg

Alex Perkins

Senior Manager Community Engagement

Simon O’Gorman

Managing Director at TRaC Defence and Adapt-IT Limited

Melody Powell

Diversity and Inclusion Advocate, Twitch Streamer, Social Media Content Creator

Vanesa D’Souza

The Autistic Chef

Zaynab Sohawon

TEDx Speaker, Multi-Award Winning Youth Mental health advocate, Charity Founder, Neuroscientist, Young Innovator 22/23

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