The Blue Badge Access Awards is a global initiative that brings together two major design competitions - the Bespoke Access Awards and the Blue Badge Style Awards - with the support of charity, Leonard Cheshire.

We are united by our mission to celebrate thoughtful and stylish inclusive design across the world.


Meet the team

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Paul Vaughan

Paul founded Cardinal Red in September 2012, after a long and successful career in marketing, specialising in television and media relating to large-scale sporting events.

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Fiona Jarvis

Fiona founded Blue Badge Style in 2012, showcasing the latest stylish and accessible venues - so that disabled people don’t have to compromise on lifestyle.

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Robin Sheppard

A classically-trained hotelier - Robin is the standing Chairman of the Institute of Hospitality. In 1999 he created Bespoke Hotels, now the UK’s largest Independent Hotel Group.

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Neil Heslop OBE

Neil is the CEO of Leonard Cheshire. He advised the UK Government on the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act and is a co-founder of charity, Blind in Business,