The Ability People is a ‘for profit’ social enterprise dedicated to empowering people with disabilities. We help companies enhance processes and adapt cultures, transforming professional lives and building better brands.

The Ability People is built upon the skills and drive of individuals who have overcome extraordinary challenges to achieve success in the worlds of sport, industry, community and education, so we have a unique perspective on success and understand the true value of meaningful inclusion.

We support positive change through advice and education, while our specialist recruitment teams source talent for companies and SMEs on a permanent and contract basis.

We are those people. We are The Ability People

Liz Johnson – Managing Director and Co-Founder

Liz Johnson is a ‘force of nature’. Someone who has a will to succeed regardless of the challenges confronting her.

Liz was born with Cerebral Palsy and grew up in Newport, Wales in the United Kingdom and holds a business degree from Swansea University.

She is a three time Paralympic medallist, including gold in Beijing, a multiple World Champion, business woman and expert on ‘disability inclusion’ in the workplace, a media commentator, someone who ‘can’t say no’ to endless fundraising challenges for charity and in 2018 was named as one of the BBC’s 100 Global Women destined to change the world.

As co-founder and Managing Director of The Ability People (TAP), Liz and her talented team (who all have a disability), inspire, educate and change global brands on how they redefine the issue of disability in their present & future workforce and improve their clients connection with the customers and communities they serve.