About Dining





"The dinner was hugely impactual, thought provoking and barrier breaking"

Liseli Thomas,

D&I - BP International




"Fantastic event - It was probably one of the most successful events that I have ever attended, given the feedback coming in from our senior members."

Liz Potter,

UBS Investment Bank




"The evening exceeded my expectations, which were already high"

Brian Popplestone, Managing Director - Fulcrum Connections Ltd




"I appreciated the way that you were willing to customise the offering for us and it paid dividends with thirty of our partners leaving the event engaged and motivated to drive the change we want to see. This is a really unique and innovative approach to disability training, particularly suited to a firm's leadership."

Robin Heath,

Leadership Team-

Ernst & Young




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What happens at a Dining event?


The event is fun, challenging and fast moving.


Each course tackles a particular theme – with diners seated on separate tables each led by a member of the Dining team, who are some of the UK's leading disability opinion formers and authorities on disability and are all business people in their own right.


Diners can expect to:


  • Participate in frank and open exchanges of personal experiences and views.
  • Become more relaxed and comfortable with their disabled hosts.
  • Develop the ability to describe the emerging disability agenda for business and for the communities in which they operate.
  • Evaluate their company's previous achievements.
  • Develop strategies to move into high performance.
  • Leave with a new perspective, new energy, fresh insights and inspired to lead their organisations into action.


We offer breakfast, coffee mornings, lunches, dinner and banquets aimed at board and senior manager level in organisations.



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Who is it for?


Dining with a Difference is designed for senior players including:


  • Boards
  • Directors
  • HR Directors
  • Line Managers


Private companies like Barclays, Royal Mail, Network Rail, Cisco, Ernst & Young, Accenture and public sector organisations like the BBC and Jobcentre Plus and charities like Business in the Community and Habinteg have all found that Dining has made a big difference to the way they do business.



Why should you consider Dining?


Disability-confident organisations:


  • do a better job employing good people.
  • anticipate the rising expectations of a huge and growing customer base.
  • minimize the legal and reputational risks associated with the old way of doing things.




What's on the Menu?


Our signature event is our “Gourmet Dinner” - a four course three hour meal, but you can also consider our other menu options to suit your needs, your budget and your appetite.


To discuss your organisation's needs, contact us:




Dining with a Difference

A unique opportunity to explore how disability affects

your people, your customers and your clients...

...all in the course of one dinner!


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© 2015 Dining With a Difference Ltd.

Registered company in England and Wales, No. 03966714

3 College Yard, Lower Dagnall Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4PA


Photography courtesy of Steve Best