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Swansea Digital Firm Makes Final of the Disability Smart Awards UK


The tech and digital industry has never been so exciting as right now globally and right here in South Wales. The growth in technology is not just exclusively reserved for San Francisco based tech hub giants, but here in Wales we’re seeing positive effects technology can bring.

Naturally within any growing sector comes jobs rises and opportunities. These job opportunities are not reserved for a set of people but is a gateway for inclusion and diversity for all.

Swansea digital firm, Crunch Simply Digital are overjoyed to be recognised as finalists for the Disabled People’s Choice Award at The Business Disability Forum, a forum which nods good work to the most inclusive service provider and employers in the UK. The winner will be announced at the end of November at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office presented by Paralympian (and Master Chef 2018 finalist) Stefanie Reid.

Crunch is proud to be finalists in a category voted by the people. And shortlisted along with Liverpool FC, London Borough of Hounslow and Brunswick Park Primary School.

This recognition has come from Angharad’s career progression story. Crunch Simply Digital is an advertising media agency specialising in digital advertising. Angharad’s role as an ad-operations executive includes setting up advertising campaigns, optimising them for the targeted audience and to gain as many positive results as possible, as well as summarise and present campaign findings on a range of media platforms. Angharad is severely sight impaired and in Summer 2018 was matched with a guide dog – Tudor.

Crunch have ensured that policies are in place to ensure that our employees and clients understand that Tudor is a working dog and there are boundaries which we must follow. The layout of the office has altered to ensure that Tudor has enough room for his bed and toys whilst also accommodating Angharad to ensure that she has a balance of sunlight and shade.

Technical Director, Stewart Crumlish said:

“We are absolutely delighted to be finalists along with organisations such as Liverpool FC and community initiatives like Brunswick Park Primary School and the London Borough of Hounslow, for the award. All are worthy winners and should be applauded for their work. Crunch have always ensured that all members of staff are welcomed and made to be part of the Crunch family, Angharad and Tudor are firm members of our family.”

Ad-Ops executive, Angharad said:

“I truly am so humble to have been shortlisted along with Crunch Simply Digital for this award and I am very grateful for all the support that Crunch have provided to me and Tudor over the past few months as we have adjusted throughout this transition. Tudor has and continues to be the best guide dog I could ever have and everyone in the office absolutely adores him and have made him a part of the Crunch family. We cannot wait to attend the award ceremony. Good Luck to everyone involved!”