Martyn Sibley

Co-founder Purple Goat and Disability Horizons

Business and Finance
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Martyn works at the intersection of business, technology and leadership to drive change for a fully inclusive world. Starting one of the first lived experience blogs in 2009, he’s created high quality content, built online communities and started multiple businesses.

Growing up with a physical disability, he’s faced many personal challenges, and successfully chased down many dreams! His mantra is ‘everything is possible’!

After gaining a degree in economics and a master’s in marketing, Martyn started his career at a charity for disability rights. Following his love of blogging and social media, he quickly became a disabled influencer.

He’s a published author – Everything is Possible is his travel memoir – an international speaker, media spokesperson, appeared in the LinkedIn TV advert in 2021, and has published many blogs, vlogs and podcasts. In particular, he livestreamed The Daily Sib for four straight months in the first months of the pandemic, interviewing a wide range of disabled people and disability allies.

Disability Horizons was the first disability magazine to utilise online content and social media. Created alongside his friend Srin Madipalli, it’s given a voice to disabled people like never before.

Accomable, also co-founded with Srin, disrupted the accessible accommodation industry and was acquired by Airbnb in 2017.

Most recently, in partnership with the Goat agency, Martyn started the already award-winning Purple Goat agency. In just two years, they’re working with multinational companies and the best disabled content creators. Giving representation to disabled people in advertising like never before.

“Disabled people still face too many barriers in the world. But with community, great disabled leaders (particularly in the Disability Power 100) and technology at our fingertips, positive change is still inevitable.”