Phillip Coupe, a BAE Systems engineer working at Warton, has been recognised at the National Autistic Society’s Autism Professionals Awards for his work improving awareness and understanding of disabilities in the workplace.
He was shortlisted as a finalist for the Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Individual on the Autism Spectrum and was highly commended for his work.
At BAE Systems, he is an active member of the company’s employee-led group, ENabled, which has shaped the support the firm has provided for those with disabilities.
As the Membership Officer of the ENabled Steering Group, he is now helping to grow the first UK disability network across BAE Systems.
He said: “Through ENabled, we help to give employees a focal point for support and guidance when encountering difficulties both in their work and personal life.
"We now have over 240 members after our first year and continue to grow. I’m delighted to be recognised for my work and nominated for an award, however my focus is to continue working and hopefully inspire more individuals.”