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Richard has taken part in a number of interviews for both the UK and international press. A selection of press articles are featured below.

If you would like to interview Richard or learn more about his expertise then please get in touch.

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French Chamber of Great Britain -INFO Magazine

French Chamber of Great Britain -INFO Magazine

24 Sep 18 - Richard Shakespeare has been featured in the bi-monthly magazine produced by the French Chamber of Great Britain.

 
Tips for Students with a Disability

Tips for Students with a Disability

24 Sep 18 - University Life for Students with a Disability Deciding if university is for you is not an easy decision for anyone…It can be particularly difficult if you have a disability.

 
Disability Awareness - Common Sense Approach

Disability Awareness - Common Sense Approach

24 Sep 18 - One of the things I often get asked as a Disability Consultant is how do we engage with and support individuals with a disability?

 
How Can we Support Consumers with a Disability?

How Can we Support Consumers with a Disability?

24 Sep 18 - Research suggests that consumers with a disability spend in excess of £80 billion in our economy and that for the average business consumers with a disability may represent up to 20% of their customer base.

 
Why are we talking about Diversity?

Why are we talking about Diversity?

24 Sep 18 - On any given day you will be able to find something somewhere in the media about the topic of diversity and inclusion.

 
Why Blended Learning Works

Why Blended Learning Works

24 Sep 18 - The world of training and development has changed considerably over the last 20 years. If you want to maximise your return on investment for training and development you need to use the right approach.

 
Supporting Passengers with a Disability

Supporting Passengers with a Disability

24 Sep 18 - I recently had the pleasure of visiting Nottingham Train Station on behalf of East Midlands Trains.

 
Disclosing a Disability

Disclosing a Disability

24 Sep 18 - Looking for work can often be a bit of an emotional roller-coaster.There will be highs and lows.

 
Workplace Diversity

Workplace Diversity

24 Sep 18 - Richard Shakespeare is often asked by several leading publications to provide an expert insight into the diversity landscape.

 
Lego releases a figure in a wheelchair

Lego releases a figure in a wheelchair

24 Sep 18 - It was revealed yesterday that the Danish toy manufacturer is releasing a figure who uses a wheelchair, this comes after a social media campaign and other pressures in which the world-famous brand was accused of a "lack of diversity".

 
Disabled facilities at UK tourism venues

Disabled facilities at UK tourism venues

24 Sep 18 - According to a recent article published on the BBC News website many of the tourism venues in the United Kingdom are failing visitors with a disability.

 
Attitudes to Disability

Attitudes to Disability

24 Sep 18 - Research suggests that many people still feel awkward around the subject of disability; some people will even avoid interacting with a person who has a disability.

 
30,000 Reasons Why Training Matters

30,000 Reasons Why Training Matters

24 Sep 18 - Estimates show that it can cost over £30,000 to replace a member of staff

 
Myths Surrounding Disability

Myths Surrounding Disability

24 Sep 18 - We shall now explore some common myths and misconceptions surrounding the subject of disability.

 
Choosing an Energy Supplier

Choosing an Energy Supplier

24 Sep 18 - How do Energy Suppliers Support Customers with Disabilities?

 
Accessible Wedding Cars

Accessible Wedding Cars

24 Sep 18 - “Without doubt one of the biggest questions you can ever ask or be asked is “Will you marry me”

 
Bored of Gender Pay?

Bored of Gender Pay?

24 Sep 18 - I get asked many questions about diversity and inclusion in my role as a Diversity & Inclusion Consultant.

 
Gender Pay Gap -What Next?

Gender Pay Gap -What Next?

24 Sep 18 - As I had barely finished my morning coffee before being asked about this, and several organisations have contacted me overnight to ask "What should I do now about the gap?" I have produced a quick guide to some of my initial thoughts.

 
I Don’t Want To Talk About It: Mental Health

I Don’t Want To Talk About It: Mental Health

24 Sep 18 - As Responsible Business Week comes to a close we take a look at the issue of mental health within the business environment and ask the following questions:

 
Understanding A Stroke

Understanding A Stroke

24 Sep 18 - This Month we have asked First Aid Training Expert and qualified instructor Aimie Chatfield from Aim High Training and Development to provide us with some background information

 
Living with a Visual Impairment

Living with a Visual Impairment

24 Sep 18 - So how do you come to accept your disability? Well, this is a big question and unfortunately, it is one of those annoying answers – it is different for everyone.

 
Cycling 4,000 Miles

Cycling 4,000 Miles

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 Inspiring pupils to achieve their dreams

Inspiring pupils to achieve their dreams

29 Jun 13 - RICHARD Shakespeare is used to fighting battles to get what he wants. Born with cerebral palsy, he and his family launched the ‘Standing Up for Richard’ appeal in the 1980s to pay to send him to Budapest for then pioneering intensive physiotherapy treatm

 
Shakespeare is hoping to pen £5k charity cheque

Shakespeare is hoping to pen £5k charity cheque

1 Sep 12 - INSPIRED by the Paralympics, the junior vice president of Etwall and Hilton Rotary Club — who himself has cerebral palsy — is tackling a gruelling 87 mile canoe challenge along the waterways of the East Midlands.

 
Commerce or charity: where is the line?

Commerce or charity: where is the line?

25 Mar 12 - This month we meet and interview an inspirational young lady who when faced with redundancy decided to not only create her own job but to also start a charity. Richard Shakespeare went to find out more.

 
Jumping ship worries me

Jumping ship worries me

31 Jan 12 - At this time of the year many people are looking for a new beginning or even a change of direction, we all know someone who has fallen out of love with their current job – you may even be in that position yourself. I know that when I worked in the financi

 
Networking - the secret job market

Networking - the secret job market

23 Dec 11 - The reality is that the job market has remained tough throughout 2011 and is likely to do so for some time to come; it is true however that companies are still recruiting and looking for staff. One issue is of course that if you read the latest press cove

 
#SBS Winner

#SBS Winner

27 Nov 11 - Click here to view Richard’s profile on the #SBS website.

 
 Disabled urged to contact experts for help in finding job

Disabled urged to contact experts for help in finding job

21 Nov 11 - JOBLESS disabled people are being urged to contact a charity to get advice on finding work.

 
Am I the invisible job applicant?

Am I the invisible job applicant?

29 Oct 11 - Recent figures show that unemployment has increased again, amid the cutbacks and one of the toughest economic climates seen in living memory what hope is there for the people of the United Kingdom?

 
More help for disabled as charity and former job-seeker join forces

More help for disabled as charity and former job-seeker join forces

10 Sep 11 - A CHARITY has joined forces with a man who applied for almost 2,000 jobs to promote the rights of disabled people.

 
Job market challenge for disabled

Job market challenge for disabled

30 Nov 10 - As a week of BBC features looking at the issues facing people with disabilities - Access All Areas - continues, what challenges does the job market give disabled job-seekers?

 
After 2,000 failed job apps, I went self employed

After 2,000 failed job apps, I went self employed

23 Nov 10 - Snubbed for 2,000 jobs, man decides to go self-employed... and business is booming

 
Disabled Brit man rejected for 2000 jobs starts his own business

Disabled Brit man rejected for 2000 jobs starts his own business

23 Nov 10 - A disabled man in Britain, who was rejected for almost 2000 jobs, has managed to start his own business.

 
Man starts own business after getting 2,000

Man starts own business after getting 2,000

23 Nov 10 - A man has been forced to start his own firm after he was rejected from nearly 2,000 jobs in a year.

 
Disabled Brit man rejected for 2000 jobs starts his own business

Disabled Brit man rejected for 2000 jobs starts his own business

23 Nov 10 - A disabled man in Britain, who was rejected for almost 2000 jobs, has managed to start his own business.

 
Disabled man rejected for 2000 jobs starts business

Disabled man rejected for 2000 jobs starts business

23 Nov 10 - A disabled man in Britain, who was rejected for almost 2000 jobs, has managed to start his own business.

 
Snubbed for 2,000 jobs, man decides to go self-employed... and business is booming

Snubbed for 2,000 jobs, man decides to go self-employed... and business is booming

22 Nov 10 - When Richard Shakespeare was made redundant in 2009 he wasted no time or effort in trying to return to the world of work .

 
1,923 job bids rejected...now I'm going it alone

1,923 job bids rejected...now I'm going it alone

22 Nov 10 - AFTER applying for nearly 2,000 jobs in less than a year, Richard Shakespeare has given up on his fruitless quest and started his own business.