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Richard has taken part in a number of interviews for both the UK and international press. A selection of press articles are featured below.

If you would like to interview Richard or learn more about his expertise then please get in touch.

Ability & tenacity matter, not disability.

 


French Chamber of Great Britain -INFO Magazine

 

Richard Shakespeare has been featured in the bi-monthly magazine produced by the French Chamber of Great Britain. Within this article Richard talks about why both physical and mental impairments are an essential part of the Diversity Landscape.

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Cycling 4,000 Miles

17 Sep 16 -

 
 Inspiring pupils to achieve their dreams

Inspiring pupils to achieve their dreams

29 Jun 13 - RICHARD Shakespeare is used to fighting battles to get what he wants. Born with cerebral palsy, he and his family launched the ‘Standing Up for Richard’ appeal in the 1980s to pay to send him to Budapest for then pioneering intensive physiotherapy treatm

 
Shakespeare is hoping to pen £5k charity cheque

Shakespeare is hoping to pen £5k charity cheque

1 Sep 12 - INSPIRED by the Paralympics, the junior vice president of Etwall and Hilton Rotary Club — who himself has cerebral palsy — is tackling a gruelling 87 mile canoe challenge along the waterways of the East Midlands.

 
Commerce or charity: where is the line?

Commerce or charity: where is the line?

25 Mar 12 - This month we meet and interview an inspirational young lady who when faced with redundancy decided to not only create her own job but to also start a charity. Richard Shakespeare went to find out more.

 
Jumping ship worries me

Jumping ship worries me

31 Jan 12 - At this time of the year many people are looking for a new beginning or even a change of direction, we all know someone who has fallen out of love with their current job – you may even be in that position yourself. I know that when I worked in the financi

 
Networking - the secret job market

Networking - the secret job market

23 Dec 11 - The reality is that the job market has remained tough throughout 2011 and is likely to do so for some time to come; it is true however that companies are still recruiting and looking for staff. One issue is of course that if you read the latest press cove

 
#SBS Winner

#SBS Winner

27 Nov 11 - Click here to view Richard’s profile on the #SBS website.

 
 Disabled urged to contact experts for help in finding job

Disabled urged to contact experts for help in finding job

21 Nov 11 - JOBLESS disabled people are being urged to contact a charity to get advice on finding work.

 
Am I the invisible job applicant?

Am I the invisible job applicant?

29 Oct 11 - Recent figures show that unemployment has increased again, amid the cutbacks and one of the toughest economic climates seen in living memory what hope is there for the people of the United Kingdom?

 
More help for disabled as charity and former job-seeker join forces

More help for disabled as charity and former job-seeker join forces

10 Sep 11 - A CHARITY has joined forces with a man who applied for almost 2,000 jobs to promote the rights of disabled people.

 
Job market challenge for disabled

Job market challenge for disabled

30 Nov 10 - As a week of BBC features looking at the issues facing people with disabilities - Access All Areas - continues, what challenges does the job market give disabled job-seekers?

 
After 2,000 failed job apps, I went self employed

After 2,000 failed job apps, I went self employed

23 Nov 10 - Snubbed for 2,000 jobs, man decides to go self-employed... and business is booming

 
Disabled Brit man rejected for 2000 jobs starts his own business

Disabled Brit man rejected for 2000 jobs starts his own business

23 Nov 10 - A disabled man in Britain, who was rejected for almost 2000 jobs, has managed to start his own business.

 
Man starts own business after getting 2,000

Man starts own business after getting 2,000

23 Nov 10 - A man has been forced to start his own firm after he was rejected from nearly 2,000 jobs in a year.

 
Disabled Brit man rejected for 2000 jobs starts his own business

Disabled Brit man rejected for 2000 jobs starts his own business

23 Nov 10 - A disabled man in Britain, who was rejected for almost 2000 jobs, has managed to start his own business.

 
Disabled man rejected for 2000 jobs starts business

Disabled man rejected for 2000 jobs starts business

23 Nov 10 - A disabled man in Britain, who was rejected for almost 2000 jobs, has managed to start his own business.

 
Snubbed for 2,000 jobs, man decides to go self-employed... and business is booming

Snubbed for 2,000 jobs, man decides to go self-employed... and business is booming

22 Nov 10 - When Richard Shakespeare was made redundant in 2009 he wasted no time or effort in trying to return to the world of work .

 
1,923 job bids rejected...now I'm going it alone

1,923 job bids rejected...now I'm going it alone

22 Nov 10 - AFTER applying for nearly 2,000 jobs in less than a year, Richard Shakespeare has given up on his fruitless quest and started his own business.