NEWS18 June 2021

MRS helps form disability group

Inclusion News People UK

UK – The Market Research Society (MRS) is helping to set up a network for researchers with physical disabilities or who are neurodiverse.

Wheelchair user at business meeting

MRS Unlimited has been formed by MRS Diversity, Inclusion and Equality members Vanella Jackson, chief executive of Hall & Partners, and Steve Lacey, founder of The Outsiders.

The network will seek to recruit interested researchers to join and help define MRS Unlimited’s aims and objectives.

Lacey said: “As a person with a physical disability and who is neurodivergent, I am absolutely delighted to be part of this wonderful group which will drive change and break down walls that desperately need to be pulled down.”

Jackson said: “We already have a fabulous group of volunteers, all with a hungry ambition to create a difference to the opportunities and inclusion of those with disabilities, seen and unseen.

“We aspire to barrier-free inclusion and are committed to creating real change, for our industry, wider business and for society as a whole.”

Jane Frost, chief executive of MRS, said: “It is wonderful that members of the MRS Equalities Diversity and Inclusion Council are really stepping up and leading the development of this initiative. I am hoping this network will have all the vibrancy and success of MRSPride.”

For more information, please visit the MRS website here