ENTREPRENEUR OF EXCELLENCE AWARD –
Atif Choudhury co-founded Diversity and Ability (DnA) in 2009 in order to apply his lived experience as a neurodiverse learner to furthering the wellbeing and development of other dyslexic and disabled learners. DnA provides one-to-one support, consultancy and disability-focused training for individuals, businesses, universities, public sector, trade unions, charities and think-tanks. Atif also co-founded Zaytoun CIC in 2004, the world’s first Fairtrade Palestinian olive oil cooperative, which enables 25 villages and 6,000 farming families to create sustained meaningful livelihoods with dignity and independence. He is a trustee of Disability Rights UK and has been active in a number of high profile grassroots social development projects across the globe. Atif’s flair for social projects has been acknowledged by being listed as one of the Future 100 Social Entrepreneurs.