I'm Phil Friend, and throughout my life I’ve worked to end prejudice and discrimination towards disabled people. I love any environment where there is a chance to talk.

This is my personal website, designed to share my podcasts, news and ideas to help end the cycle of disability discrimination. I am also interested in diverse voluntary pursuits, with the aim of creating a more equitable life for everyone.

I love to engage with people, so if you see something you like, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

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Phil Friend by the seaside
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Phil Friend at speaking engagement
Phil Friend with Simon Minty

About Phil

Phil Friend OBE Hon D.Sc is acknowledged as one of the UK's foremost consultants on disability matters.

A powerful and respected communicator, his company – Phil & Friends – provided consultancy to many of the country's best-known companies.


Since April 2020, Phil has retired from professional pursuits, instead using his efforts to practise his passion for debate about equality issues through the medium of podcasting. He is also ardent about  continuing his work in the voluntary sector, and helping to make the world a fairer place, particularly for disabled people.

Phil Friend

My Podcasts

Gear, Gadgets and Gizmos and The Way We Roll with Minty and Friend

My Book

Phil Friend and Dave Rees present practical tools and techniques which have helped many disabled people successfully deal with the most challenging aspects of living with a disability.

Phil Friend looking through a porthole