A Birmingham company which provides equipment for people with disabilities has become one of the smallest firms in the country to be awarded Investors in People.
Equalfuture at Tyseley has only five staff, including two part-time, but has achieved the prestigious accreditation in rapid time.
The award was handed over by Martin Bird, senior operations manager at Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, during an Open Day to showcase some of the equipment now available to help people with disabilities to lead independent lives.
Ian McGleave, who set up the company after being in a wheelchair himself for four years, said: "We can provide anything from right- angled carving knives to walking and dressing aids.
"We have been working closely with local companies to make it easier for them to employ people who are not fully fit. There is so much available now from ergonomic furniture to an oversized computer mouse, from flexible keyboards to extra thick pens.
"Our aim is to ensure people 'can do' by staying independent rather than face barriers to employment or in daily living."