In a glitzy virtual ceremony, the Shaw Trust today announced this year’s Power 100, with some familiar faces making the list.

Published annually, the Power 100 lists the 100 most influential disabled people in the Uk. Some of the previous number one picks have included TV personality Alex Brooker, Baroness Jane Campbell, and Ade Adepitan.

A number of PosAbility columnists have been featured on this year’s list: Mik Scarlet, Jane Hatton, and Emily White all made appearances in the Top 100, with Sam Renke making the top three.

The remainder of the top ten was populated by some of the biggest game-changers in the UK, including Selby Town councillor Gavin Harding MBE, entrepreneurs Shani Dhanda and Srin Madipalli, and award-winning TV presenter Sophie Morgan.

Taking the top spot this year is BBC disability correspondent Nikki Fox. The Sony Award-winning journalist worked in radio before landing a place on a Channel 4 Disability Researcher Training Scheme. Since then, she has moved to the BBC, and joined the Watchdog team as a presenter in 2016.

In a statement from the BBC, she said: “I am overwhelmed to have topped the Shaw Trust Power list. Just to be nominated is an honour in itself tut to come first is something I’m still. trying to get my head around, especially as last year’s winner is one of my absolute heroes, Baroness Jane Campbell.

“It’s my face in front of the camera, but there’s a team of hugely talented, passionate people working behind the scenes at BBC News and they deserve recognition. I’ll make sure they get it.”

All of the staff at PosAbility Magazine would like to extend our most heartfelt congratulations to everyone who made this year’s list; we are especially proud of each of our columnists!

To see who else made the list, visit the Shaw Trust’s Disability Power 100 website.

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Image credit: Disability Power 100/Shaw Trust

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