Simon Minty has delivered consultancy, training and public speaking in the field of diversity, specialising in disability, since early 2000s. Based in London, his work is international. He works with many clients from a small NGO to a multinational corporation. This international work has helped Simon develop a broader understanding of different cultural approaches to disability.
He also has a creative side, helping improve the portrayal of disabled people in media and has worked with BBC, Channel 4, Five and Sky Television. He’s produced numerous videos and co-produced and performed in the sell out Edinburgh Fringe comedy show Abnormally Funny People in 2005 and returning again in 2015. He co-hosts two podcasts, BBC Ouch! and The Phil & Simon Show. In addition, Simon is a Non-executive director of Motability Operations. He is an Ambassador to the Business Disability Forum and Business Disability International. He also helped establish the Disability Media Alliance Project in California.
Simon has a Post Graduate diploma in Disability Management at Work and a BSc (Joint Hons) in Philosophy and Sociology, both from City University in London. In 2016 GQ named him as one of the 100 best connected men in the UK. He has featured on the Power 100 List of disabled people for the past five years. He has personal experience of disability being of short stature and limited mobility.