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Deaf-run firm wins International Trader award

Rapturous applause for heart-warming business success story - Cheshire Live


On 23 November at the prestigious South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce Awards, Direct Access won the coveted International Trader of the Year Award. The award recognised Direct Access’ successful first year in the United Arab Emirates and opening of the company’s first offices in Dubai.

“A year ago we started to look at how we can share British expertise in inclusive design in Dubai and Abu Dhabi,” said Director Steven Mifsud.

“The 2017 launch of the Dubai Universal Design Code by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai was the opportunity we needed to support clients with ensuring compliance with accessibility.”

“Winning this accolade is the culmination of an exciting year in the Middle East for Direct Access as more and more organisations look for advice on improving access.”

Media coverage of the awards has been extensive including:

Cheshire Live – Rapturous applause for heart-warming business story

Business Up North – Deaf-run Cheshire firm wins International Trader of the Year

BBG – Direct Access wins International Trader of the Year award

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