Wigan Borough Business Awards


Spotlight On Happy Smiles Training

Introducing Happy Smiles Training: Greater Manchester Community Business of the Year 2022!

About Happy Smiles: 

Happy Smiles Training CIC is a disabled people’s-led social enterprise, made up of over 90% of local disabled people and over 60% of their full-time employees are local disabled people. We deliver training to schools, community groups and businesses across the Northwest and have positively impacted over 10,000 people. This year, we were named Greater Manchester Community Business of the Year and named on the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 list – a list of the most influential disabled people and organisations in the UK.


Our offer to businesses:

We offer training to businesses as we believe that we can improve the local economy by creating increased access to their industry for disabled people. We will work with their organisation to effectively recruit and retain disabled employees, whilst considering the development of equal opportunities for all. Our training will give them the opportunity to create and sustain an inclusive and accessible workplace, whilst supporting the needs of disabled customers. We offer lots of different training such as: 

Becoming Disability Confident, Inclusive Language & Communication and Positive Risk Management. 


Successes in 2022:

This year, we have delivered to a range of local and regional organisations, such as Wigan Council, Manchester United Community Foundation, Greenmount Projects Ltd, Edge Hill University and Stephenson’s Solicitors. Feedback from those sessions includes:  


“I would so recommend this training to other businesses as it highlights a lot of perspectives, we still take for granted.”  

“A must-have for any business who wants to be considered inclusive” 

“I now feel more confident that we can support disabled customers and access the spending power of disabled people” 

“I am now more knowledgeable about the different terms around disability and of language used to communicate” 


If any business would like to know more about any of our training, please visit our website – www.happysmilestraining.co.uk 



We are always open to ideas of support from local businesses, to help raise awareness and funds to support our work, and we have just raised over £1000 after a ‘Christmas light switch on’ and over £2000 during a ‘Ladies Day Event’.  


So, if there is anything we can do for you, or you can do for us please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@happysmilestraining.co.uk