A place to work

Mathias & Sons are a family run branded workwear & PPE supplier with a huge passion for customer service and social responsibility. They have joined the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to support their colleagues and customers who wear the lanyard and may be in need of support, understanding or just a little more time.

Princes group are a Food and drink manufacturer with sites and offices across the world. Their head office is in Liverpool and with about 7000 employees. The group owns, or licenses, some large household brands such as Princes, Napolina and Branston beans, as well as manufacturing products for the supermarkets under their own brands. If you want to find out a little more our website is www.princesgroup.com

In terms of implementing the Sunflower, they are in the early stages of their journey but have purchased lanyards and created signage for their head office with the intention of rolling this out across all of their sites globally. They are also creating a ‘Sunflower room’, a similar concept to ‘quiet rooms’ which are found in some airports and shopping centres. The room will have items to make colleagues feel comfortable, reminders of support in place and will provide a safe space for a colleague to take some time out and just be.

A place to learn

On International Day of People with Disabilities, the School of Chemistry at Edinburgh University joined the Sunflower. Staff and students at the School of Chemistry can access Sunflower lanyards free of charge. The School of Chemistry is committed to learning more about invisible disabilities.

A place to enjoy

Horsecross Arts is the creative organisation set up in 2005 to run Perth Concert Hall and to refresh Perth Theatre, Scotland’s oldest repertory theatre company.

Both these arts venues now support the Sunflower. So next time you attend a performance at either the Perth Concert Hall or Perth Theatre be sure to take your lanyard with you in order to receive the support you may need from their staff.