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The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions

Accessible Leisure, Play and Tourism Seminar – Drayton Manor

Tuesday 17th April

BALPPA will host its first Accessible Leisure, Play and Tourism Seminar at Drayton Manor on Tuesday 17th April. For more information on the seminar please read on.

Tuesday 17th April

Did you know the Accessible Leisure / Tourism Business is worth £12bn?

One in five people in the UK are disabled – that’s 20% of your potential market. And with a massive 31% increase in the number of domestic trips in recent years, and an ageing population, demand is only set to grow with regards to more accessible venues.

Constantly striving for additional ways we can support our Membership – the Accessible Leisure / Tourism Day aims to highlight considerations that will enable you to improve accessibility at your attraction and ultimately improve your bottom line.

Speakers include:

  • Ross CalladineHead of Business Support – Visit England/Visit Britain

Ross Calladine is Head of Business Support for VisitEngland. As part of his role at VisitEngland, Ross is the in-house accessibility expert developing initiatives that help tourism businesses tap into the high value, growing accessible tourism market, to entice people with access needs to enjoy their attractions.

  • Jane Cooper & Gillian ScotfordDirectors – Access For All Uk – Charity

Gillian is a professional access consultant, public-speaker, trainer and adviser on accessible tourism as well as an inspirational charity founder, fundraiser and published tourism author with an unrivalled insight into all aspects of disability gained as a highly experienced and compassionate medical professional with over 25 years’ experience

Jane is a professional access consultant and a passionate and creative designer, presenter and facilitator of targeted and effective training and development interventions. She is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD) with a successful track-record of over 25 years professional experience.

  • Ashlea HarrisDirector – Cardiff People’s First – Charity

Putting people with a learning disability first. Cardiff People First is a self advocacy organisation run by and for people with a learning disability in Wales

  • Daniel WilliamsDirector – Visualise Training & Consultancy 

From Daniel’s own personal experience and extensive market research, he found that many employers and employees were unsure on how to correctly assist with, or communicate effectively with people who have disabilities. This gave Daniel the motivation to establish a training and consultancy company to contribute and raise awareness in making a positive change within organisations and society. Training programmes offered by Visualise include courses on disability awareness, deaf equality, visual impairment awareness.

  • Pat McMahonIhus Adapt & Build – Changing Places/Changing Lives

iHUS Adapt & Build Ltd. one of the UK’s leading disabled adaptations companies, specialising in the design and installation of modular Changing Places toilets. Based in South Yorkshire, we combine over 30 years’ experience in construction with a specialist knowledge of disabled adaptations.

  • Michael Hoenigmann–  Jupiter Play & Leisure 

Jupiter Play is a premier independent play and sport design consultancy; home to some of the world’s most unique and innovative play equipment.

A full and informative day of information and practical ideas how you can improve accessibility at your attraction, with a view to improving your bottom line .

This seminar is prices at just £25 per person, plus VAT, including refreshments.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities at this education day – please email tracey@nullbalppa.org or call Tracey on 07706 945529

Please use your BALPPA Member log in details to view the booking form. If you do not have your log in details please complete the registration form.

Book your place now – only £25 + VAT per person ( including refreshments)

Please use you BALPPA Member log in details to view the booking form. If you do not have your log in details please complete the registration form. If you are a non Member and are interested in attending this seminar please email tracey@nullbalppa.org or call Tracey on 07706 945529.



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