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  • Purple Tuesday 2018

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  • “This will be our first year participating in the Purple Tuesday initiative. It is refreshing to see other companies sharing the same core values as Phoenix Events (East) Ltd and taking action to be inclusive for all customers. Purple Tuesday is another way to demonstrate to our staff and customers that we are committed to becoming an accessible organisation, which is something we have set out to be since the very beginning. Purple Tuesday is free for all organisations to participate in, in exchange you need to make one new commitment to your disabled customers, so I ask my fellow business owners to sign up and show your commitment, not just on the 12th November, but for life.” Adam Harding , Managing Director, Phoenix Events (East) Ltd
  • “We absolutely recognise the importance of offering guests an inclusive experience – it’s why we’re proud to be a part of Purple Tuesday and why we’re placing a particular focus on making changes to ensure our retail environments are welcoming for a broad, diverse range of shoppers.” Clive Johnson, Head of Health, Safety and Security at Landsec
  • “We have received a great positive reaction from both colleagues and customers following Purple Tuesday 2018. As part of the Purple Tuesday initiative, amongst many other commitments, we provided training to over 1,000 members of staff in autism and dementia awareness. As a result of this, it has taught our staff how to communicate effectively, patiently and compassionately to all customers, which has enabled staff to identify the specific needs for our customers and has ultimately improved the level of customer service, not just for our disabled customers, but everyone inclusively.” Karen Daisley, Senior Manager of People at Asda
  • “Last year’s inaugural Purple Tuesday was incredible. This year it would be amazing to see the retail sector go even further in helping make shopping and our towns and cities as inclusive as possible. It isn’t just the commercial opportunity that is important but the infinitely immeasurable positive impact that opening up places and businesses to individuals and their families, with disabilities, all over the country that the industry can have. Purple Tuesday is not about one day but a spotlight, for all the work and initiatives that are taking place at an increasing rate, all over the country to make retail places inclusive, all year round.” Samantha Sen, Retail Sector champion
  • “Creating true accessibility is essential for all successful retailers. Not only is it the right thing to do, it also makes commercial sense. Some really good progress is being made in this area, but there’s still much more work to do. Purple Tuesday helps highlight what changes businesses should be considering to make sure everyone is welcome through their doors, and we’re proud to be supporting the initiative again this year.” Ian Gilmartin, Head of Retail at Barclays Corporate Banking
  • “A day out for disabled customers should be an enjoyable experience to share with family and friends, but for so many it can be such a hassle that they end up staying at home instead. “That is a terrible shame, not only for the UK’s 13 million disabled people but for Britain’s businesses who are missing out on the huge spending power of these valuable customers. It’s also not acceptable in this day and age. “I want businesses across the country to get involved with this year’s Purple Tuesday and open their doors to disabled customers – not just on this day but all year round.” Justin Tomlinson, Minister for Disabled People
  • “The Valuable 500 is pleased to support Purple Tuesday and are excited to see more brands than ever take part in this important event. We urge more business leaders to get involved in Purple Tuesday and support their colleagues as they celebrate disabled consumers and employees.” Caroline Casey, Founder of The Valuable 500

Purple Tuesday 2018 Highlights

Over 700 organisations across the UK took part in Purple Tuesday 2018

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