Alex Seaton, Director of Alexander Chocolate Limited, is from the neurodiverse community, with diagnosis’ of ADHD, dyslexia and OCD.

Alexander Chocolate is a Salisbury based ethical chocolate company that produces luxury, ‘bean-to-bar’ chocolate products and is one of the few companies producing chocolate from scratch in the UK.

We spoke to Alex about his experience of his conditions, the strengths they bring to his work and how he thinks companies can benefit from neurodiverse workers. Read more…

Over 500,000 people in the UK have epilepsy. That’s about one in every 100 people. But how does epilepsy affect workers and what can businesses do to support epileptic employees?

We spoke to Lucy Wyatt about her personal experience of epilepsy, how it affects her work and the struggles she’s faced in the workplace due to her condition.

Lucy was diagnosed with Juvenile Myoclonic epilepsy at the age of 12 and suffers two types of seizures; absence seizures and myoclonic jerks. Now, at 33, Lucy has lived with her condition for most of her life but, like most epileptic conditions, there has never been any warning of when her seizures will occur. Read more…

Are you mental

The dictionary definition of community is “a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common,” and “the condition of sharing or having certain attitudes and interests in common.” At work, we share the fact that we work in the same place as our colleagues and will typically spend much of our time together. Groups of friends develop their own communities and, definitively, any group we are part of acts as a type of community. But what are the benefits of cultivating a feeling of community in the workplace? Read more…

Anne Cantelo is the Founder and Managing Director at Onyx Media and Communications and co-wrote the number one business bestseller, The Agile Revolution.

In the current climate, when businesses are having the rethink the way they work, we thought it well worth taking five with Anne to find out more about what agile working means, the challenges it brings and how it can help businesses and individuals.

So, what exactly is agile working?

“Agile working means you take down all the barriers you associate with work. The time, the place, everything. It is solely about the outcome and what you achieve and not about how you achieve it. Read more…

Lack of understanding, ignorance and a refusal to learn about diverse groups and cultures can breed prejudice. If you don’t understand something it can incite fear and in turn that fear can lead to negative discrimination. There is no place for this in the modern working world and I must tell you, there is also no excuse for it. Read more…