Direct Access has led the accessibility and inclusion field since our inception in 2004. We are a DOBE™
certified Disability Owned and Operated Business Enterprise, providing our real lived experiences of disability.
We believe that our organization’s strength lies in our diverse team’s combined talents and skills. Here, you’ll find the brilliant minds, creative spirits, and passionate hearts that drive Direct Access’ vision forward. Each member is unique, possessing a wealth of experience, knowledge, and inspiration. Together, we collaborate, innovate, and constantly strive to deliver excellence in all we do.
To delve into the professional profiles of our team members, simply click on the LinkedIn icon. This will take you directly to their LinkedIn pages, showcasing their accomplishments and experiences. Alternatively, if you want a more in-depth understanding of their roles, their career trajectories, and the distinctive expertise they contribute to our team, select the link icon.
Steven Mifsud MBE
Director and Founder
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Senior Access Consultant
Accessibility Project Manager
Business Operations Manager
Field Service Engineer
Graphics and Website Lead
Accessible Media Consultant
Field Service Engineer
Watch our short video to learn more about us, where Direct Access began, what we do and how we can help businesses to create a more accessible environment.
At Direct Access, we strongly believe in the power of community and the empowerment it creates in people who might otherwise feel that they are different.
As a team of disabled people, we know how this feels all too well – so we have maintained a strong connection with and sponsorship of our local disability football team, Nantwich Town Disability FC, who remind us that we are capable of achieving anything, no matter who we are.
As well as sponsoring the Nantwich Town Disability FC team, which provides fresh kits, equipment, and facilities, Direct Access has also committed to sponsoring the clubs’ youth PAN disability football training sessions aimed at young disabled people under 16, and their Nantwich Cubs sessions for children.
As adopters of the Social Model of disability – we are enormously proud to support NTD F.C, increase awareness of inclusive sports, and give back to an inspiring community that thrives and achieves in spite of their differences.
Our firm began sponsoring the club in 2019, and we expect to continue doing so far into the future. For information on club activity, charity events, and details about their PAN disability sessions, check out the Nantwich Town Disability FC Facebook page and drop them a like!
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Direct Access founder Steven Mifsud MBE interviewed by London Build Expo on Diversity in Construction
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