In the press

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Beth to deliver Oxford University's Annual Disability Lecture

Beth will be delivering Oxford University's Annual Disability Lecture on its 10th Anniversary. Her lecture will be titled: 'Changing the disability narrative: From unseen to understood'. Register to attend or join online on 30th April 2024.

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Beth speaks to the Women's Chapter about transforming disability in the workplace

After selection from the Prince's Trust Enterprise partnership, Beth speaks to the Women's Chapter, an award-winning community lifting up women in business driving impact across the world.

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Unlocking the UK's tech talent potential

Barclays Eagle Labs and Beauhurts spotlight Beth Kume-Holland and Patchwork Hub in this research report, exploring the importance of 'Developing and Retaining Talent'. The spotlight highlights the opportunity post-pandemic ways of working present to bring in a previously excluded, skilled hidden talent pool.

How can government and employers act together for better working-age health?

Panel discussion with CEO of Health Foundation, CMO of the BBC, Chair of Resolution Foundation, Chair of the Commission for Healthier Working Lives and CEO of Patchwork Hub. Watch the recording to find out more.

Taking down barriers to disability inclusion at work

Disabled employees continue to face a variety of hurdles to cope with in addition to their day job. Kume-Holland speaks with Aviva about how employers can help remove those barriers to allow everyone to thrive.

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“Investors went from £300k to £30k when I told them I was disabled”

Beth joins Bex Burn-Callander for an exclusive interview where Beth shares the power of flexible working, how businesses can make themselves more inclusive and accessible, and the issues disabled entrepreneurs have with access to funding. Listen on Spotify or Apple podcasts.

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Why getting disabled people into work makes economic and social sense

It has been a busy 2023 so far for Beth Kume-Holland, the Founder and CEO of Patchwork Hub, a disabled-led social enterprise which helps a “hidden talent pool” (ranging from disabled people through to carers and parents) to find work and thrive...

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Disability Power 100 Influencer wins Women in Innovation Award for her disruptive business

We are thrilled that 2022 Disability Power 100 influencer, Beth Kume-Holland, has been announced as a “Women in Innovation Award Winner”. Beth is a disabled woman with a plethora of corporate experience, as well as scholarly accolades...

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Driving fundamental societal change for overlooked communities in UK workplaces

Beth’s ultimate aim is to instigate real change that she believes will benefit everyone. “This driving principle underpins the social mission of Patchwork Hub: making accessible and inclusive practices part of the standard ‘way we do things’ in the future of work.”

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Pembroke Alumna featured on ‘Disability Power 100’ 2022 List

Recognising the impact of her work surrounding disability awareness and the workplace, Beth has been named in this year’s ‘Disability Power 100’ list as one of the most influential disabled people in the UK.

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Beth announced as 'Female Entrepreneur to Watch'

Meet the inspiring female business leaders who have made NatWest and Telegraph's prestigious '100 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch' for 2023.

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Celebrating high potential female-owned businesses

Female-owned business supported by Cambridge Judge Business School has been included in the “100 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch” list by National Westminster Bank and Telegraph Media Group.

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Beth named one of the '100 most influential disabled people in the UK

Beth Kume-Holland has been recognised in The Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 – a list of the most iconic and influential disabled people in the country.

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Together, making innovation truly accessible and inclusive

According to Beth Kume-Holland, Young Innovators grant holder 2021 to 2022, and Founder and CEO of Patchwork Hub: "It’s time we start to see disabled innovators as leaders in all areas including and beyond disability, because we already are!"

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Beth recognised as 'Tech Leader of 2022'

Tech Leaders of 2022 aims to platform leaders in the technology space and illustrate the depth of talent in the industry. From the Metaverse and Crypto to SaaS, these people are paving the way in each corner of the technology sector.

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Award-winning entrepreneur celebrated at House of Lords

London-based Patchwork Hub founder and CEO, Beth Kume-Holland, was invited to a special reception at the House of Lords on Monday, to be recognised for their successes and achievements as a small business owner...

An interview with Beth Kume-Holland, CEO and founder of Patchwork Hub

The past 18 months have shaken the traditional idea of a 9 to 5 working week. With this in mind, you would think that the pandemic might have reduced the UK’s disability employment gap. Unfortunately, the opposite is true...

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The disabled-led talent platform selected as one of UK's top 100 small businesses

Beth Kume-Holland and her disabled-led talent platform, Patchwork Hub, have been chosen as one of the UK's top 100 small businesses...

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Founders with disabilities using technology for good

Announcing 2Gether-International and Google for Startups tech cohort for the prestigious inaugural global accelerator programme...

Idris Elba, David Oyelowo & Naughty Boy reveal how Prince’s Trust changed their lives

They are some of the world's most well-known faces, but a stream of A-list stars have now revealed they owe their epic rise to fame to an inspirational British charity.

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Fitting the pieces together

The pandemic has shown us that remote working works. People with disabilities and chronic illnesses have long been best placed to be highly productive in this kind of work, but for too long they have been excluded from employment by barriers in conventional practices. Now, as we enter the ‘new normal’, Beth Kume-Holland is looking to change this...

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Patchwork Hub announced No.1 of Top 17 Disability Startups

Founder Beth Kume-Holland tops list as Patchwork Hub is announced ‘Top Disability startup for 2021'...

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Patchwork Hub awarded 'Highly Commended SME'

Patchwork Hub receives positive press after winning Business Disability Forum's Highly Commended SME Award, alongside winners such as Microsoft, Unilever and KPMG.

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Patchwork Hub as finalists of Google’s global pitch contest

Six founders with disabilities made it to the finals to showcase their innovative tech startups and compete for a chance to win seed funding, where Beth was voted 'Audience Favourite' Award Winner.

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Young Innovators Look to Change the World

Beth Kume-Holland is selected as a 2021/22 recipient of the UK Government's competitive Young Innovators Award.

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Why the Paralympics was vital viewing for entrepreneurs

Michelle Ovens CBE writes about a phenomenal group who, often by virtue of their circumstances, over-index on key business skills like tenacity, problem-solving and flexibility.

Beth speaks at London Tech Week

The largest European tech festival uniting tech and talent in a world class hub of innovation. Beth speaks about importance of SDGs as London Regional Finals Winner of the UK's premier startup competition, F Factor.

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EWOR Success Story

'Soon after the Beth's fellowship, Beth's startup was named one of the most promising startups in the United Kingdom and highest ranked startup in Europe in the Global Inclusion Forum.'

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5 minutes with... Beth Kume-Holland

Q+A with Beth Kume-Holland, disabled business owner and founder of Patchwork Hub

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Beth Kume-Holland Receives Prestigious Kennedy Scholarship for Harvard University

Beth Kume-Holland has been awarded the highly competitive Kennedy Scholarship, which funds postgraduate study at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).