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Churchill Group and On Verve Mark Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2023

Churchill Group and On Verve Mark Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2023
13 March 2023

Churchill Group has marked Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2023 by signing the Neurodiversity in Business charter and inviting Bianca Angelico to speak about her lived experience of dyslexia.

Neurodiversity in Business is a new initiative that launched in 2021 aimed at helping to ensure greater workplace inclusion of the neurodivergent community. It draws upon the cumulative knowledge of neurodivergent experts and leading companies to share best practices and improve the employment and experience of the neurodiverse workforce.

Their core belief is that diversity of thought is central to an innovative and creative workforce, and that employee wellbeing and mental health correlate with a culture of inclusion. It is thought that 15-20 per cent of the world's population is neurodivergent.

The term neurodiversity encapsulates the variety of human neurology including neurodivergent conditions such as Autism Spectrum Condition, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, dyslexia, dyscalculia, Developmental Language Disorder, and dyspraxia.


"My dyslexia has given me more strengths than weaknesses. My ability to read people’s emotions and situations extremely well means nothing can get past me, and I always know when to ask someone what’s up."

–Bianca Angelico

Director and Chief DayMaker, On Verve


Supporting Neurodivergent Employees With Technology


Churchill’s Group’s Guest Services Provider On Verve supports neurodiversity across the business by offering employees extra support with technology if they choose to utilise it, such as screen masking software that reduces distractions or screen tints that ease eye strain. Providing employees with an environment that allows them to succeed at work is the first step towards workplace inclusion.

Director and Chief DayMaker at On Verve, Bianca Angelico, has dyslexia and marked Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2023 by speaking about building a business as a neurodivergent woman:

“My dyslexia has given me more strengths than weaknesses. My ability to read people’s emotions and situations extremely well means nothing can get past me, and I always know when to ask someone what’s up. Since I struggle to skim-read, I always give documents a very thorough read before anything is approved or sent on.

“I am a people person through and through and my understanding of empathy is strong. My creativity that has come from my experiences with dyslexia have helped to build On Verve into the unique business it is. It has given me the opportunity to think beyond the traditional norms of the guest services industry and understand the new offering we’re bringing to the industry.

"I wanted to create an environment that supported neurodiversity, where people can bring their whole selves to work, and I think we’ve been successful at that.

Picture: a photograph of Bianca Angelico holding some pink balloons. Image Credit: On Verve

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 13 March 2023


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