AbilityNet Trustee Kush Kanodia included in Disability Power List 100 2019

AbilityNet Trustee Kush Kanodia was announced as one of the most influential people with a disability in the UK at a reception at the House of Lords on Tuesday 08 October 2019.Kush Kanodia holding the paralympic torch


The Shaw Trust Disability Power List 100 is an annual publication of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK. Nearly 200 nominations were received for the 100 places. The Disability Power List 100 is compiled by an independent judging panel, chaired by Kate Nash OBE. Kate is the world's leading authority in 'Networkology' - the science behind the growth of workplace networks and resource groups. In 2007 she was awarded an OBE for services to disabled people. In 2013 she was appointed Ambassador to Disability Rights UK.


Kush Kanodia is a Social Entrepreneur and disabled systems leader, who is a champion for equality and inclusion. He has developed a portfolio career creating systemic change for the benefit of disabled people. Kush focuses on the intersection between disability and his portfolios of: Health & Wellbeing, Technology & Accessibility, Sports & Inclusion, Employment & Entrepreneurship.


Kush was recognised as being in the top 10 most influential BAME leaders in technology at the House of Commons in 2018. Kush had the honour of being a Torch Bearer for the Paralympic Games in London 2012 and was a role model for government, selected due to his dedication to disability rights and his ability to inspire future generations. In 2019, Kush has received the Asian Achievers Award for Entrepreneur of the Year, was included in the BAME 100 Business Leaders Index by Green Park and featured on the Disability Power 100. The Shaw Trust list of the most influential disabled people in the UK. Kush is currently leading a campaign to abolish all disabled car parking charges from all NHS hospitals in England (#NoWheelchairTax).


Speaking about his inclusion in the List, Kush says: "To be 2nd on the Disability Power 100 List and with 14 million disabled people in the UK<, I am truly overwhelmed, humbled and grateful! Disabled role models can empower and help to 'Inspire a Generation,' which was the motto of our London 2012 OIympic Games."


The full Shaw Trust Disability Power List 100 can be found on www.disabilitypower100.com.