Joshua Wintersgill

Founder and Director, Able Move Ltd

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Joshua Wintersgill is the Founder and Director of Able Move Ltd. In August 2017, an innovative idea was created by Josh’s difficulties in accessing air travel as a wheelchair user. In September 2018, Joshua won the UK Disabled Entrepreneurs Award run by the founder of easyJet, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, and Leonard Cheshire. Following the awards, Josh and Sir Stelios then negotiated an investment and brand licence deal into the easy family of brands. In 2019, Josh also won Great British Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Josh graduated in 2015 from the University West of England (UWE) with a 1st Class Honours degree in Information Technology Management for Business. Josh also received an Honorary Master’s degree in Technology from UWE, awarded for his contribution to inclusivity for students and the wider public.

Josh advocates for greater disability inclusion across the travel industry, mainly the aviation industry, through his roles in global, national and regional advisory groups.

Josh is also an ambassador for Leonard Cheshire and Spinal Muscular Atrophy and a trustee for Disabled Living. Josh recently spoke at the United Nations in New York at the Convention on the Rights of Persons with a Disability, on economic empowerment of entrepreneurship and employment for those with disabilities.

Aside from the entrepreneurial and advocating world, Josh is currently training to become a Paralympian and is part of the Great British shooting talent and development pathway programme, with his eyes firmly set on the LA 2028 Olympic Games.