Able Move Chosen as Winner of Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2018
26 November 2018
Able Move, a start-up company that has created a portable solution for disabled travellers, has been chosen as winner of the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2018, in partnership with Leonard Cheshire.
At a ceremony in London, Able Move's founder, Josh Wintersgill, a cyber-security manager from Bristol, was awarded the prestigious £30,000 prize by easyjet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou.
Josh, who has SMA, says he faces many physical challenges himself, but is determined to help disabled people overcome the difficulties associated with travel. He says he created the "Able-Move" sling so that people with reduced mobility can be transferred safely, comfortably and with dignity to and from aeroplane seats.
Josh is involved with our 'Sharing Experiences' network and attended our Bristol Autumn Event where he led a workshop with other young adults discussing a mixture of things, including transition and PA support.