HSBC Start-up Star Awards Finalist

10 Nov 2009

The 9th annual HSBC Start-Up Stars Awards are for start-up businesses all over the UK with the aim of celebrating the initiative and dedication of today’s entrepreneurs.

The Start-Up Stars awards national finalists were announced on Tuesday, 6th October 2009. EmployAbility was named one of the Top Ten finalists. And we were thrilled!

We were then invited to attend a “Dragon’s Den” style examination by 10 leading entrepreneurs and executives. You can hear and see what Managing Director Tab Ahmad and business advisor Dominic Jacquesson said by clicking on the logo to the right, as the whole thing was filmed by Sky News.

EmployAbility is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to assisting disabled people into employment and enabling leading employers to benefit from this untapped pool of talent.

The inspiration behind the company was to provide a specialist consultancy service that enabled disabled people to receive a fair and equitable opportunity to obtain and retain employment which utilises their abilities.

EmployAbility works mainly with disabled university students and graduates to ease the transition from education into employment, and also with employers seeking to become more ‘disability inclusive’. The company maintains strong links with universities across the country as well as working with other disability organisations.

Wish us luck in the awards, and contact us to find out more about how we can help you or your business.


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I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you as well. I think its been incredibly tough for me to deal with learning that I have dyslexia and navigating what this means for me in terms of my career and it has at times really affected my confidence but I am really grateful to you and Employability because its nice to know people care about people like myself.

Our employers

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  • Wellcome Trust
  • National Audit Office
  • Google
  • Morgan Stanley
  • British Council
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Ernst & Young
  • Herbert Smith
  • Turner Broadcasting
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • BNY Mellon
  • Mayer Brown
  • Bloomberg
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • Accenture
  • Mills & Reeve
  • Dow
  • Cisco
  • Barclays
  • Enterprise Come Alive
  • BP
  • Shell
  • Credit Suisse
  • Fieldfisher
  • Reed Smith
  • Slaughter and May
  • Guardian Media Group
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Bird & Bird
  • UBS
  • The Guardian
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Allen & Overy
  • FCA
  • Civil Service First Stream
  • Hackcampus
  • Clifford Chance
  • National Health Service
  • Credit Benchmark