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Our CEO Claire Cookson awarded Leader of the Year at Disability Smart Awards

Congratulations to our Chief Executive Claire Cookson, who was named Leader of the Year at the Business Disability Forum Smart Awards 2023.

Claire was nominated among the leaders of businesses and charities that are you doing ground-breaking and innovative work for disabled people. The award recognises Claire as a passionate advocate for change who has made it her personal mission to enable young adults with a learning disability and/or an autism spectrum condition to reach their full potential through employment.

Congratulating Claire on her DFN Project SEARCH Founder David Forbes-Nixon said,

“Claire brings an unwavering passion to her role, and she is a dedicated champion of our mission to improve the lives of young adults with learning disabilities or autism.

On behalf of all of us at DFN Project SEARCH, Claire, we are so proud of you!”

To see all of the important work recognised by the Disability Smart Awards this year and for highlights from the event, see their website here.