Having won the prestigious prestigious Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs last year, James King the founder and owner of Milton Keynes-based Oliver James Garden Rooms has been shortlisted in the inaugural Power100 list of ‘Britain’s Most Influential Disabled People’.
The list showcases the top 100 people regarded as role models in their fields who have also overcome the challenges of having a disability. James is among the potential winners to be announced at a star-studded gala evening at Canary Wharf later this month.
Paralympians, politicians, business leaders and entrepreneurs are likely to be listed too.
James, who has a vision impairment called Retinitis Pigmentosa, has been registered blind since 1998. However, this disability hasn’t stopped him from starting a £500,ooo turnover home-extension company.
The Power100 list of Britain’s Most Influential Disabled People will be revealed on Thursday 16th October at an event being held at KPMG’s headquarters.
James says, “People with a disability have for a long time been an uncelebrated minority. It’s time for people with a disability to showcase extraordinary talents on a national stage.”