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Team Brit create online events for businesses

two team brit driver next to a racing car
two team brit driver next to a racing car Image credit: thiis.co.uk

Under normal circumstances Team BRIT would be staging events so disabled drivers can race round tracks in cars suitable for their needs.

Of course, like everything else at the moment, the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has put on the handbrakes to that, but not be outdone the charity has teamed up with an inclusion led people and development consultancy to ensure people with disabilities are not left in the pit-stop.

Working together, Team BRIT and Delsion have launched a series of online events which will motivate companies provide better support for disabled employees.

The project is in good hands as one of the most influential business leaders in the UK, Delsion Founder and Managing Director Julian John, is behind the driving seat.

He said: “I genuinely believe that there is no better time for organisations to focus on inclusion and as the approach we’ve taken for our online events will show, there’s no better way to learn how to best support disability in the work place.”

Julian will work alongside Team BRIT to offer story-learning opportunities to company managers so they can make their businesses more inclusive.

There will also be events focusing on employees’ mental health and wellbeing.

Team BRIT Founder Dave Player commented: “Delsion’s values are clearly aligned to our own, and are based around normalising disability. As a race team, we push for inclusivity and equality on the race track, competing on a level playing field with able-bodied drivers, but outside of racing, our drivers have experienced life through the lens of disability for years, and have incredible stories to tell.

“Teaming with Delsion in this way means that Julian can provide his business expertise, brought to life by the stories of our drivers, to show business leaders how they can make simple changes to ensure inclusion runs through everything they do.”

Most Team BRIT drivers are ex or serving military troops who have sustained serious injuries and are disabled.