• Specialist Access Reviews for businesses, charities and other not-for-profit organisations to improve the accessibility;
  • Empowering and advising those with physical and neurodiverse disabilities in business setup, support, guidance and key partners who can offer ongoing support;
  • Guidance with board development and recruitment.

Key Areas of Expertise

Disability intersections with employment and business ownership, accessibility, business setup, business support, business guidance, business planning, business accounting, funding, bid writing, charity governance, not-for-profits, board development, board recruitment, project planning, benefit support, parenting with a disability.


Born with cerebral palsy, Tara’s journey has been characterised by the pursuit of overcoming barriers and advocating for social inclusion. Leaving her family home at just 18 to enter the workforce, Tara encountered numerous setbacks, adversities, as well as gender and disability prejudices throughout her journey. However, these obstacles only fuelled her resolve to prove her detractors wrong, and her indomitable spirit became her greatest strength.

With a mission to break down barriers and eradicate social exclusion faced by disabled individuals, Tara channelled her own experiences, the experiences of other members of the disabled community and extensive regional research into creating accessible leisure, fitness, and tourism activities.

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