2017 Design Council Spark Award
Blue Badge Style Wins 2017 SPARK Award from The Design Council to fund the production of DRINK the glass holder for ‘people who have their hands full’. First in a range of products that show the power of inclusive design.
2014 Winner of EIB Institute’s Social Innovation Award
For social innovation in the built environment. This funded the development of the Access Gallery
2013 UCL Advances Develops Mobile App For Blue Badge Style
The BBS App locates stylish and accessible places near your location.
Our Supporters & Partners and include:
Justin Tomlinson, Minister For Disabled People
“Making buildings more accessible not only makes for a more equal society but also helps businesses unlock the purple pound, the £249 billion a year spending power of disabled people. This is why it’s good to see Blue Badge Style encouraging other organisations to take creative approaches to making spaces more accessible for disabled people.”
Howard Goodall, Broadcaster and Emmy Winner
“I applaud the efforts of Blue Badge Style in establishing this scholarship. Musicians with Disabilities often incur extra costs in following their dreams and nurturing their talent.”
Tina Norden, Director, Conran and Partners
‘We are delighted to support Blue Badge Style’s valuable work. There is no such thing as a good design that doesn’t take into account access for all.’
Mik Scarlet, Broadcaster, Musician, Commentator, Access Consultant and bon viveur
Long time supporter and compere for the Blue Badge Access Awards
Dr Phil Friend
Ex-Chair of Disability Rights (UK) , Vice President of the Level Playing Field a disabled sports supporters organisation, trustee for Rica and a member of the Association of Disabled Professionals, Commissioner on the Extra costs Commission, Associate of the Business Disability Forum a Churchill Fellow and a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. He agrees that…
“There is no reason why style and disability can’t go together”.
Mary Macleod, Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Scotland
“We are all aware of Fiona’s great style but her amazing drive and determination in harnessing the energy of UCL to work together to produce the Blue Badge Style Mobile App is fantastic…..It is a daunting world from a wheelchair or when you simply don’t have the mobility of others – think of the challenges encountered when you hit the town. This App means you aren’t going to be horrendously surprised by the unexpected steps or narrow doors – instead of going out feeling apprehensive you will be arriving in style…….This is a local Brentford entrepreneur who wants to change things and grow a business for and with the ‘Less Able’. Blue Badge Style is an embryonic social network providing information for ‘A less Able lifestyle”