Publisher of Able Magazine, Primas Media Ltd, has been accredited as a leader organisation of the Disability Confident Scheme. The Disability Confident scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people bring to workplace.
Primas Media has historically supported the Government’s Disability Confident scheme. The leadership accreditation process included having their Disability Confident self-assessment subjected to external challenge and validation to review its strengths and qualities and to confirm that they are taking an active leadership role in encouraging and helping other employers on their journey to becoming Disability Confident.
Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better by changing behaviour and cultures in their own businesses, networks and communities.
Able Magazine is celebrating its 25th year in publishing during 2019 and has been championing disability employment issues since it started in 1994.
The leadership accreditation recognises Primas Media’s ongoing work in encouraging businesses to become more diverse and inclusive in their recruitment and retention practices, as they relate to disabled people. This has largely been through its flagship publication, Able Magazine, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary during 2019 and has been championing disability employment issues since it started in 1994. It’s latest employability project, ‘Be the Difference’ aims to match disabled jobseekers with inclusive companies and organisations, as well as advertising job vacancies directly to the Able Magazine readership.
Primas Media also has a diverse staff with disabled people empowered to take on roles in the company, including at management level.
Disability confidence is a the centre of the working culture at Primas Media, with Managing Director, Sharon Black personally involved in the assessment challenge. She said: “We’re passionate about the Disability Confident scheme and have published hundreds of articles and features in Able Magazine over the years on the subject. As a business we live and breathe our inclusive policies and aim to send out a strong message of encouragement to other organisations to do likewise.
We’re thrilled to have been recognised as a leader organisation and we’ll continue to push the inclusivity conversation wherever we can.”
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