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Recruiters’ Club Annual Reception & Disability Progress Awards 2019


This year the MyPlus Recruiters’ Club Annual Reception and Disability Progress Awards were hosted by Recruiters’ Club member EY at a truly spectacular setting on the Riverside between Tower Bridge and London Bridge in Central London. With 25 of our Recruiters’ Club members attending and other guests who work or have an interest in recruitment and disability, the evening commenced with drinks, canapes and chat as people started to arrive.  

Rupert Taylor, Partner and Disability Champion EY kicked off the presentations by welcoming guests and providing an insightful overview of the work that EY are doing in the disability space and their plans going forward.  

Helen Cooke, Director of MyPlus, followed with an update on the very latest from MyPlus, highlighting recently launched benefits and resources available to Recruiters’ Club members, such as the latest toolkit for employers, the recent relaunch of the Students’ Club website, the opportunity to participate in the Students’ Club Win a Day competition and sponsorship of the Student advice ebooks. This was proceeded by news of the 2019 Student Careers events and the launch of our University Toolkits.  

It was then time to announce this year’s winners of the Recruiters’ Club ‘Disability Progress Awards’. With five categories up for grabs, the winners who demonstrated they are committed to making progress and have taken on board advice provided by MyPlus and used knowledge gained at Recruiters’ Club events or through the usage of their consulting days, were invited on to the stage to collect a certificate and bottle of champagne. 

This years winners were;  

EY for the ‘MyPlus Students’ Club Best Company Profile Award’ 
Morgan Stanley, Matthew Hands for the ‘Most Powerful Personal Story Award’ 
Rackesh Advani, Undergraduate Cambridge University for the ‘Best Disability Speaker/Advocate Award’ 
Enterprise for ‘Most Progressed Inclusive Recruitment Award’ 
Enterprise for ‘Business-wide Engagement Award’  

After the excitement and obligatory photos Simon Minty from Abnormally Funny People took to the stage to introduce the evening’s first entertainment act, Juliette Burton, an award-winning performer, writer, presenter and broadcast journalist.  With a lifelong history of mental health problems, Juliette spoke openly about her issues with mental health, entertaining us in a very sincere yet engaging way which at times was hilariously funny! 

Making her second appearance at one of our Annual Receptions, the hilarious Tanyalee Davis, a 3 foot 6 inch stand-up comedian delighted our audience once again with her racy humour based on the perception of people and how they perceive her, to exaggerate the humour of life's 'little' tasks and routines!

The evening concluded with Helen inviting our guests to enjoy the rest of the evening with a drink and a chance to chat further.    

Thank you to everyone who attended, congratulations to our Award winners and a huge thank you to EY for generously hosting the event for us.