The Ability People (TAP) is an ethical recruitment agency driven by the belief that a person’s achievement should only be determined by their ability.

All of our consultants have overcome barriers to do incredible things in the worlds of sport, industry, community and education. This gives us a unique perspective on success and helps us source the very best talent for organisations across the UK.

Adil Ghani

‘Take every opportunity that comes your way’. This simple ethos drove Adil Ghani to become a motivational speaker at fourteen, engaging crowds of thousands with his humour and positive message. It has led him to become a trustee for the Panathlon Challenge and helped him pour his energy into supporting disabled children in sport for over fifteen years.

Adil lives with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, a rare combination of diseases which causes the deterioration of muscles over time. It is a condition which he believes has helped him to make the most of what he has and look beyond his limitations.

Adil’s insight and guidance have helped countless people across the country overcome challenges and reassess their capabilities. He is passionate about changing people’s perceptions of disability and brings every bit of his wisdom and energy to The Ability People.

Ryan Jermin

At school, Ryan Jermin’s careers advisor told him he would never get into a Russell Group university, so need not bother applying. Four years later he graduated from Durham University with a degree in Archaeology and a place on their Masters’ programme. The same quiet determination led him to become a junior black belt in karate. When he sets his mind to something, he finds a way to do it.

Ryan has high functioning autism and despite all he has accomplished in life so far, he rates his friends and teammates as his greatest achievement: ‘If you do good things and be nice to others, you build an environment where good things will happen to you’.

This simple philosophy demonstrates exactly what he brings to The Ability People and exactly why we are so fortunate to have him.

Fran Whitaker

Fran Whitaker believes in doing all she can to make a difference. It’s an attitude that fired her to incredible success as a swimmer. She won six Paralympic medals, including Silver at Beijing 2008, and five World Championship Golds in a career spanning over ten years. Her drive to make a positive change also helped her to overcome the limiting expectations placed on her at school and graduate from university with a First Class degree.

Living with cerebral palsy, Fran has a unique perspective on success and self-improvement. She believes that nothing worth having comes easy and that every step towards a goal is a success in itself. Learning from mistakes is all part of the process.

With this ethos and strength of character, Fran and TAP have a chance to help others achieve goals that society deems impossible.

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