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Christine Bowyer-Sopp

Christine Bowyer-Sopp, Soboan Candles, has restricted mobility, reduced energy levels, memory issues and vertigo, due to fibromyalgia and a stroke. Read her story to find out how making scented things became her therapy and then her business.

Better to Light One Candle

Christine Bowyer-Sopp tells us how making scented things became her therapy after her stroke, the challenges of living with vertigo, and why finally getting her degree at the age of 58 is her greatest achievement.

Marcus Mason-Williams

Marcus Mason-Williams, multi-talented artist and founder of Cool Art 2021, tells us how he was inspired by Henri Rousseau, why he loves to work outside, and how his art sets him free.

State of the Art

Marcus Mason-Williams is a multi-talented artist. His business, Cool Art 2021, showcases his passion for wildlife and nature and is influenced by his autism.

Jaki King

Jaki King of If Everyone Cares CIC tells us how her community maps are changing the way people can find and offer support, about her experience of receiving diagnoses later in life, and about the A to Z of positive thinking.

Making Finding Help a Doddle

Jaki King of If Everyone Cares CIC tells us how her community maps are changing the way people can find and offer support, about her experience of receiving diagnoses later in life, and about the A to Z of positive thinking.

Lee Chambers

Lee Chambers of Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing tells us about how spending time in a hospital bed helped him hone his vision of what he could contribute, the challenges of having invisible disabilities, and why disability is a beautiful world of colour.

Focussing on the Essential

Lee Chambers of Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing tells us about how spending time in a hospital bed helped him hone his vision of what he could contribute, the challenges of having invisible disabilities, and why disability is a beautiful world of colour.

Ed Hollands

Ed Hollands of DrivenMedia tells us about how a traffic jam gave him the idea to start his own business, his experience of appearing on Dragons’ Den, and why he doesn’t consider himself to be disabled.

Driven to Succeed

Ed Hollands of DrivenMedia tells us about how a traffic jam gave him the idea to start his own business, his experience of appearing on Dragons’ Den, and why he doesn’t consider himself to be disabled.

Michael Beynon

Michael was born with Downs Syndrome and vision impairment. He always wanted to own his own business and in 2018 set up COALPIT Welsh cakes. Read about how his business has helped the local community, competing for Team GB, running the London Marathon and being one of Mencap's Myth Busters.

Mining for Gold

Michael was born with Downs Syndrome and vision impairment. He always wanted to own his own business and in 2018 set up COALPIT Welsh cakes. Read about how his business has helped the local community, competing for Team GB, running the London Marathon and being one of Mencap's Myth Busters.