Josh Dennis (Customer Transformation Executive, Virgin Media)

How do you define your disability?

I have Cerebral Palsy, affecting all four limbs. I have no ability to walk or balance, so I use a wheelchair.

How does your company support promote and support disability in the work place?

In 2017, as part of our three-year partnership, Virgin Media and Scope launched #WorkWithMe to transform Britain’s workplaces for good. We’ve committed to support a million disabled people get into and stay in work by the end of 2020.

Virgin Media has embarked on a three-year plan to become a leading disability-confident organisation. From people policies and buildings to websites and products, we’re improving everyday experiences for disabled employees and customers.

Internally, we’ve started our employee disability network. Externally, we’re sponsoring the ParalympicsGB team and twice donating shirt sponsorship of Southampton Football Club to our national charity partner Scope.

What words of encouragement would you give to disabled people looking to find success in the workplace?

The utopia would be a time when initiatives such as this, although laudable, are no longer needed. In the meantime, the aim should be to make awareness of all types of impairment an intrinsic part of the recruitment process across all industries without a second thought.

A truly inclusive workplace is one that’s accessible to everyone, regardless of circumstances.

Where can people find out more?

To find out how we're becoming a more inclusive organisation for disabled people, visit

https://www.virginmedia.com/corporate/sustainability.html.

We're working with Scope to support one million disabled people get into and stay in work by the end of 2020, by funding their Support to Work service:

www.workwithme.support

www.scope.org.uk/supporttowork