Sminty Ltd is a disability and diversity consultancy that works with major corporate organisations in the UK and internationally. The training and consultancy services we offer help our clients deliver strategic and innovative programmes that improve the recruitment, retention, and promotion of disabled staff and deliver better services to disabled customers.
Sminty is supported by a team of talented associates, all specialists in their own field. Uniquely, we also work closely with a team of actors and comedians for training sessions or events that offer something fun and different.
Through a wide range of Services we help our clients to benefit most from their interaction with disabled people, be it colleagues or customers.
Simon Minty has delivered training and consultancy in the field of equalities since 1997. Specialising in disability, he has a Post Graduate Diploma in Disability Management at Work. He has personal experience of disability, being of short stature and of limited mobility.
Based in London, Simon works throughout the UK and internationally. Simon’s passion for equality, his innate and learned knowledge of disability, his ability to listen and address the issue in hand combined with an infectious sense of humour has enabled him to successfully work with clients from a small NGO to a multi-national investment bank. This international work has helped Simon develop a broader understanding of different cultural approaches to disability.
He has a creative side, helping improve the portrayal of disabled people on screen and has worked with BBC, Channel 4, Five and Sky Television as well as independent production companies like All3Media, Endemol and Warner Bros. He’s produced numerous videos and co-produced and performed in the sell out Edinburgh Fringe comedy show Abnormally Funny People in 2005, returning again in 2015. He is a host of BBC Ouch podcast and Phil & Simon Show
Simon has a Post Graduate diploma in Disability Management at Work and a BSc (Joint Hons) in Philosophy and Sociology, both from City University in London.
He is an Associate to the Business Disability Forum and Business Disability International. He also helped establish the Disability Media Alliance Project in California. His ‘evening job’ is a producer of the comedy troupe, Abnormally Funny People, which he co-founded.
A keen traveller, he won the Travel X Travel Writer of the Year 1999 – Best Television Feature for his Channel 4 travel programme in China.
Clients, past and present
Barclays Home Office
BBC JP Morgan
British Council Lloyds Banking Group
The Royal Household Motability Operations
Endemol Nework Rail
Google Thomson Reuters