Moty Allshever reflects on why he set up Deaf Build Expo:
“The concept started some time ago, when I was asked by a childhood friend of mine, whether I knew of a deaf person who could fix a damaged roof at his London home. After extensive enquiries I managed to source three deaf people, my friend eventually contracted Thomas Salomone of Scorpio Builders. I realised that searching for deaf tradespeople with specialist skills was no easy task, and that this was a niche area. There was quite a few out there, and I started to approach deaf people with specialist skills, such as labourers, plumbers and carpenters.”
“It was clear at this point that no national networking opportunities existed for deaf people working in the building trade. As a deaf businessman I wanted to provide this opportunity, for both contractors and clients alike, enabling full access to information and tips in British Sign Language. I also felt that this provided an important space for young deaf people starting out in the trade, to be inspired by more experienced deaf people.”
“Deaf Build Expo 1 was a hugely successful event with a range of exhibitors and speakers in attendance. At Deaf Build Expo 2 we will have professionals from the construction industry, sharing their top tips that will be fully accessible to BSL users. There will also be a speaker from the UK property industry, offering their insights into current performance and trends for the near future.”
Who is this event suitable for?
Property owners, or a first time buyers who may need tips on buying a property, or advice on building work in their property, for example changing the kitchen, or planning an extension.
There will be an opportunity to meet a range of experienced construction professionals who will be able to give expert advice in BSL.
Deaf tradespeople who own their own company or who have a specialist skill. This event provides an opportunity to advertise services – why not book a stall?
Or why not come along and network, and express your interest with prospective employers?
When: 6 June 2015
Where: America Square Conference Centre, No.1, America Square,
17 Crosswall, London EC3N 2LB
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: Buy your tickets online: www.sdhh.co.uk
£2.50 – if you book before the day, £5.00 – if you turn up on the day
Under 16 years old – free entry – there will be fun children activities on the day, and prizes given out!
For any general queries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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