Tyne Tunnels bosses backing disability campaign

TT2 chief executive Rachel Turnbull with office assistant Matthew Ainsley.
TT2 chief executive Rachel Turnbull with office assistant Matthew Ainsley.
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TT2, the Howdon-based company that manages the Tyne Tunnels, has signed up as a partner of the Government’s Disability Confident campaign.

The firm, founded in 2007, has a long-standing track record of supporting disabled employees, stakeholders and members of the community, and it also hosts the annual Tunnel 2K International Wheelchair Race, the world’s fastest wheelchair race, set to be held for the 15th year running in 2016.

Contestants in the 2015 race included Paralympians David Weir and Josh Cassidy, with Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson performing starter’s duties.

TT2 chief executive Rachel Turnbull said: “We are committed to supporting people of all abilities, whatever their relationship with the business and with the Tyne Tunnels.

“Being a partner to Disability Confident is a great acknowledgement of the can-do and inclusive attitudes of all of the team.”