Scott Smith from Wolverhampton, whose business Invictus Active provides products to help disabled people keep active on a daily basis. Their solutions include their own product the ‘Invictus Active Trainer’ which helps wheelchair users to improve fitness, balance and technique.

“The initial idea came from my co-founder Paul Cooksey trying to lose weight. Fitness equipment for wheelchair users was not easy to find so we developed our own product, the Invictus Active Trainer, a treadmill for wheelchairs!” – read more

Sir Stelios picks five finalists for national entrepreneur award

Stelios Award 2016

This unique and prestigious award is sponsored by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the renowned entrepreneur best known for founding easyJet.

The creation of the award was motivated by Stelios’s goal of not only supporting disabled entrepreneurs, but also raising awareness of the skills and inventiveness of those with disabilities.

A record amount of candidates applied for the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs this year. The applications came from diverse business arenas, including documentary makers, software application developers, night photographers, vintage ice-cream makers, fashion designers, and accessible playground designers.

Sir Stelios said: “The interest in this year’s award – on our tenth anniversary – highlights the role entrepreneurs can take in helping combat unemployment among disabled people. The sheer range of business ideas submitted this year will mean me and my team are going to have a challenging but immensely rewarding task ahead of us.”

To find out more and read the official press release – click here.