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Accessibility Workshop – The Purple Pound

Accessibility Workshop - The Purple Pound

Whilst many businesses feel that they know all there is to know about delivering an exceptional customer experience, there is a huge and growing market of consumers whose needs are not always well understood: a market comprising of 13 million people and worth £12.1 billion pounds per annum.

That market is ‘accessible tourism.’ But what does ‘accessible tourism’ actually mean?

Did you know that:

  • Less than 10% of disabled people use a wheelchair? So, accessibility is about far more than providing level access.
  • 95% of disabled tourists will try to find access information about your venue before they visit? Which means that having the right information on your website in the right place is key.
  • 86% will make a return visit if they have a good experience? So, by getting it right you will develop a loyal base of repeat customers.

AND, whilst you might think that improving access is expensive, improving your accessibility needn’t cost you a penny!

In addition, with the U.K. just announcing its intention to be the accessible tourism capital of the world, the time to develop your skills and knowledge to be ahead of the game is now.

Come along to this unique and dynamic workshop, delivered by two of the U.K.’s leading Accessible Tourism Experts which demystifies accessible tourism and gives you the practical hints, tips and tools you need to help your businesses create a warm welcome for all.

Exhibition: Happy Birthday Chesterfield Museum
Exhibition: Happy Birthday

In 2019 we celebrate the 25th Birthday of Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition looks back at the history and many uses of the Stephenson Memorial building built in 1879 in memory of George Stephenson.

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Celebrate Chesterfield 2019

Celebrate Chesterfield is an ideal opportunity for you to meet some of the key people who are working to achieve our goal of making the town a “modern destination.” Organised by Destination Chesterfield, in association with The University of Derby and sponsored by Central Technology and Markham Vale.

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First Aid for Mental Health course chesterfield
First Aid for Mental Health

This one day Ofqual regulated course is for those who'd like to support staff to improve their mental health, and create an open, honest environment where people can talk and be signposted to professional help.

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  • Bolsover Castle, S44 6PR



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