Guild members Victoria Boam & Ed Brown are from Ed Brown Photography in Leicestershire, which has become the first photography company to take the pledge to tackle disability employment & perceptions in the workplace by joining other forward-thinking companies joining the #WorkWithMe community. Guild members Victoria Boam & Ed Brown from are joining a growing business community including Virgin Media, Ford, Deloitte, Elsevier, and JCB - all committed to disability inclusion.

Scope and Virgin Media found that a quarter of businesses (26 per cent) claim that they have never had a disabled candidate for a job interview despite there being a million disabled people who want to work – right now.The good news is that change isn’t difficult, and businesses have a pivotal role in getting more disabled people into and thriving in the workplace. #WorkWithMe is a great place to begin providing opportunities to learn from other businesses and share experiences.

Victoria & Ed said: “When we set up in business well over 10 years ago our business was always inclusive, non-judgemental and progressive so it’s wonderful that we have become the first photographic business that is involved in the initiative that embraces and celebrates wedding photography businesses, not simply the photographer, because taking photos is only a small factor in a successful business and this is now a platform that can show recognition to all in the industry, here’s to a bright inclusive future ahead and we will continue to push for more regulations in this currently unregulated industry."

Businesses who believe it’s time to think and act differently about disability in business, can visit www.workwithme and take the #WorkWithMe pledge today