Purple Award for Global Health Pioneer Awards 2019

Purple Recognition

Purple is pleased to be recognised for the work it is starting to undertake to increase its international footprint.

Last Sunday, while the UK was starting to freeze, Mike Adams – our CEO – was being recognised at a Gala Dinner in Dubai as part of the inaugural Global Health Pioneer Awards. Unfortunately (for him!) he was unable to attend but sent a pre-recorded ‘thank you’ speech which you can view here.

Although the award was formally framed as a pioneer personality contributing towards improving the quality of life, it recognised Purple’s Disability Confident work in Dubai and the wider GCC countries during the past 12 months.

A spokesperson for the Awards said: “The (awards) are designed to recognise pioneers worldwide, strengthening the value of Dubai as a worldwide platform and to generate exchanges from a global uptake of the innovations and humanitarian approaches that fuel the search for improving quality and equality.

Exactly a year ago Mike was in Dubai delivering a workshop on Disability Confident and supporting their ambitions to become the worlds friendliest disabled city by 2020.

In a forthcoming blog, Mike will talk more about the work of Purple abroad, and our ambitions in this area in the future.

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