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Richard Cartwright is on the Disability Power 100 list 2018

The immediate Past President of ICAEW Southern, Richard Cartwright was named as one of the UK’s most influential people with a disability at a reception at the South Bank Centre on 17 October.

The Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 is an annual listing of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK, and this year, more than 700 nominations were received for the 100 places. The list is compiled by an independent judging panel, chaired by Kate Nash OBE, a world leading authority in Networkology - the science behind the growth of workplace networks and resource groups - who was honoured for services to disabled people in 2007.

Besides his academic career and current role as Principal Teaching Fellow in Accounting at Southampton Business School, Richard has a long track record in supporting the profession. He served as a committee member of ICAEW Southern (formerly SOSCA) for a number of years, before his two-year stint as President, and remains on the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. In October 2017 he became the youngest member of the accountancy panel, one of the government’s new technical education panels, which are tasked with helping to shape the future of technical education in the UK.

Richard said: “I am honoured to be on the 2018 Disability Power List, especially as this is the fist time I have been nominated. It is certainly inspirational and motivating to be listed with such distinguished individuals as Alex Brooker, the disabled TV presenter from Channel 4’s 2012 Paralympics programmes, actor Warwick Davis and Nancy Doyle, an expert in neurodiversity, who runs a social enterprise helping others with such conditions.

Nick Bell, Interim Chief Executive of Shaw Trust - a charity helping to transform the lives of young people and adults across the UK and internationally, said: “Congratulations to Richard Cartwright. The judges were beyond impressed by the standard of nominations but selected the most influential people who are proving that disability or impairment is not a barrier to success. One of our aims for the Disability Power 100 list is to demonstrate to young people that they can achieve their ambitions. At Shaw Trust we work with government, local authorities and employers to support people overcome barriers which hold them back from achieving their potential.”

Media Enquiries:

Natalie Buckman, ICAEW Southern Senior Regional Executive, on 01483 901 822 or natalie.Buckman@icaew.com