We want to inspire architects, designers, staff and proprietors to aspire to higher standards, and have the desire to win one of the awards for ‘exceptional venues that have both accessibility and style’.
The awards themselves range from most Inclusive Design (open to designers & architects), to Best Hotel, Best Employer, and even a People’s Choice Award. Alongside technical solutions and forward-thinking design choices, the appropriate care and consideration from staff can make a hugely positive impact on the experience of anyone visiting a venue. The collective philosophy is that showing interest and commitment can be just as important as smart design.
The volume and value of Accessible Tourism in England alone (2015) was £12Bn. This is a worldwide challenge with enormous potential benefits for people with disability as well as a massive opportunity for all venues and services.
We are a long term project, planning to hold a competition every year. Accordingly, we are looking to attract support, nominations and entries from those that share our vision to enable the project to continue growing into the future.
Learn about the history of our three organisations, and the inspiration behind the Blue Badge Access Awards.
Meet our team and the driving forces behind the Blue Badge Access Awards collaboration.
The 2019 Blue Badge Access Awards are now open! Find out more and submit your nominations now.