london, manchester,united kingdom

an inclusive world Event

thursday 14 november 2019

Panel discussions on inclusive entrepreneurship

Inclusive Entrepreneurship

The Inclusive Entrepreneurship Programme


Inclusive Entrepreneurship

makes entrepreneurship open and easily accessible to all. It levels the playing field and allows entrepreneurs to seek, create and participate in opportunities, especially those facing barriers to the workplace.

As an organisation, we have a commitment towards innovation within inclusive communities, and together we are creating the 2030 Agenda Paradigm Shift tasked of us in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - where communities start to see people who face barriers, not as burdens, but as contributing citizens who bring a new and exciting presence to the table.

The resultant contribution to the growth of the economy from such enterprise is what we term Inclusive Economic Growth.

Event Address

Social 7,

7th Floor, The Landing

Blue Tower, MediaCityUK


M50 2ST

United Kingdom

Date and Time

Thursday 14th November 2019

1pm to 6pm

An Inclusive World Event Schedule

During the afternoon, we heard from Inclusive Entrepreneurs and had panel discussions with Q&A, during which we were also live on Twitter using #AIW19.
The audience then participated in an Evidence To Call To Action Session that will feed into a White Paper and other policy changing documents that support our Call to Action.

On the day, we also launched our digital platform which showcases their businesses and provides a market place for their products and services.

Host, Speaker and Moderator


Carol Ann Whitehead, FRSA GGA

Managing Director, The Zebra Partnership

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Global Goodwill Ambassador, and an advocate for women's rights, equality and diversity, Carol Ann is the Co-Founder of The Zebra Partnership. Founded in 2000, it is a boutique agency based in Manchester that brings together freelancers in the fields of campaigns, event management and publishing on a project by project basis here in the UK and overseas.

Helene Martin Gee

Pink Shoe Founder and President

Founder of award-winning business network Pink Shoe, Helene leads the UK Economic Blueprint for Women (UKEB) initiative, building partnerships with major organisations to boost the enterprise ecosystem, and working with a Taskforce to develop digital and practical solutions to scale women’s businesses.

Olivia Gallagher

T33 Wheelchair Racer Weir Archer & Ability Today Ambassador

One thing I have learnt this year is that no matter how long the journey takes it’s going to be worth it and that there’s always improvements to be made to enable the goals to become a reality “No mountain is ever too high”.

Grant Logan

Founder, Ability Today

I started Ability Today as an online platform providing news and information on products, services and organizations that help and support the disabled community. It represents a rollercoaster journey following my accident, with definitely some ups and downs but as I realised, “...I am one of the lucky ones!".

Ayesha Gavin

Founder, Ayesha Communications

Ayesha holds a BA Honours degree, a PGCE and Level 6 NVQ in BSL. She is a profoundly deaf native user of British Sign Language. She is also able to use English fluently and to a high level. She has 10 years' experience in delivering courses in deaf issues and BSL.

Stephen Hopwood

Owner, Swift and Sure SCT
I could see that there was a growing demand for secure, safe and on time, same-day delivery of cars. So I set up Swift and Sure SCT where customers can have that peace of mind, with ongoing updates for delivery from pick-up to completed delivery. We now collect and deliver cars of all values and sizes all over the UK.

Lady Sharon Farley-Mason

Owner, Glamsticks™

Glamsticks™ is not just a job or a hobby, it has been my saviour. A one stop shop for bespoke designer crutches, canes, walking sticks, wheelchair embellishments and accessories.. it is my inspiration to fight each day, even on the days when I am unable to get out of bed; to live life to the full and be truly grateful.

James Holt


James is a solo artist from Bolton who is receiving attention and praise from music industry giants, such as legendary producer Brian Eno, and the listening public alike. With the craftsmanship and energy of his song writing translating effortlessly to his stage performance, and having performed at the UK’s most prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, he is an artist to watch out for in this coming year.

Aaron Hornback

Founder, Director, Horizon Health Network

Aaron launched Horizon Health Network (HHN) in 2016 as a result of his own health, wellbeing and fitness journey with a desire to help, support and encourage people to discover, achieve and maintain a holistic, healthy, balanced life: body, soul (mind, emotions), and spirit, and then address three areas of health that impact an individual’s personal health: social, occupation and economic.

John Kiehl

Co-Owner, Soundtrack Recording Studios

John is a co-owner of Soundtrack Recording Studios in New York City, which he co-founded with his partner, Robert Cavicchio, in 1978. Over those 40+ years, he has worn every hat to be found in the recording studio environment: musician, composer, producer, engineer, and executive. Today, Soundtrack is involved with every form of audio production.

Emanuel ‘Manny’ Perlman

Lyric tenor, composer, performing/recording artist, spiritual/civic leader, lecturer and World Peace Ambassador.

Manny is the Founder and President of Destination Peace International Inc. Its mission is to create harmony throughout the world by bringing people together regardless of religious affiliation or cultural differences through music, conflict resolution, peace curriculum and a universal language.

Manny has performed throughout the United States and Europe. The legendary talk show host, Larry King, compared him to a combination Caruso and Mel Tormé.

Our Supporters

Noreen Cesareo

Principal, Market Accents

Noreen is the founder and principal of Market Accents, a London-based international strategic thought leadership, marketing and communications consultancy.

A strategist, thought leader, author, lecturer and marketing communications professional, Noreen is passionate about new technologies and how they enable and support markets, customer experiences and communications. She is also passionate about education for girls, and women’s economic empowerment and is involved in various charities and initiatives to open up markets.  

Ellen Kerr

MWOTY Event Organiser

Ellen is an experieinced event organiser. With over 20 years’ experience, she has a wealth of event and award winning business knowledge.

She has a passion for the Liverpool City region and has been instrumental in assisting some of the largest organisations in the region with enterprise development and expansion strategy. She also organises one of the largest events to celebrate women’s achievements on Merseyside.

Robert Winstanley

Founder, Beautiful Creator

Robert Winstanley set up Beautiful Creator to help the next generation to become the best of themselves. He specialises in inclusion.…”I look to remove barriers that an individual may have to face in order for them to live a fulfilled life. I started a life coaching company to use my vast skill set in supporting people to radically change their lives and views on the world.”

Our Partners and Supporters